Calculating Damages in Ride Sharing Accident Cases in California

Person Using Calculator on Brown Wooden Surface.Ride-sharing services have become extremely popular in California. But the increase in ride-sharing cars has also increased the risk of auto accidents. One question that comes to the mind of most people regarding ride-share accidents is how damages are calculated. A victim of an Uber accident proves to the court the number of losses sustained due to the injury. This is something that requires the services of a skilled Uber accident attorney. How Uber Accident Attorneys Determine Liability ...

Who’s Responsible for a Playground Injury

Kid playing hopscotch on playground outdoors.Playgrounds are a great place for the physical development of the children. However, the same areas can also be dangerous for kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 children visit the emergency room every year due to an injury sustained in a playground. Nearly 45 percent of the playground injuries are severe resulting in internal bleeding, fractures, dislocations, concussions, and amputations. If your child has been seriously hurt while p...

5 Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in California

Wrongful Death Case CaliforniaThe death of a loved one is never easy for the families of the victim, and the pain can be excruciating when the death is caused by the negligence of another person. You can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation from the guilty party for the financial and psychological pain caused due to the untimely demise of a loved one. Over the years, Avrek Law firm has helped families of numerous deceased person obtain compensation for the loss sustained due to the negligence of another. Wr...

Auto Accident Culpability in Case of Prescription Drugs Usage

Druged Driving Accident CaliforniaAuto accidents can happen due to many reasons. One of the little known reasons for the accident is impairment due to prescription drug usage. The thinking skills and reaction time of a driver can become impaired by the side-effects of prescription medications. The risk of auto accidents is mainly dependent on the age of the driver and prescription/other drugs usage. According to a study sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), drivers aged 45 or more who...

Are Home Owners Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and Fall Case CaliforniaSlip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in California and the US. Nearly 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the country are attributable to slip and fall accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Slip and fall accidents are second only to auto accidents as the major factor for fatality. A large number of accidents occur inside or near private homes. This post will explain whether you can sue a homeowner for a...

Important Information about Ride- Sharing Accident Cases in California

Ride-sharing Accident Case CaliforniaMillions of people in the US use ride-sharing apps to get around town. The two most popular ride-sharing apps include Uber and Lyft. These ride-sharing companies have received rave reviews for their much-needed service that in most cases is more affordable than the alternative taxi hailing services. But the ride-sharing companies have also received negative press in recent years with many questioning the safety of the ride. Compensation for Uber accident cases is difficult to get as compar...

3 Valuable Tips for Coping with Injuries After a Ride-sharing Accident

Injuries_Ride-sharing_accidentRidesharing services have become quite popular in California. One study pointed out that they have worsened congestion problem in urban big cities such as San Francisco. Moreover, the increasing number of ridesharing drivers has also lead to an increased incidence of traffic accidents. Getting injured in an accident can be a traumatic experience. Emotions generally run amok after sustaining a serious injury. This can prevent you from thinking rationally and taking steps to get compensation fr...

Proving Negligence in Uber Accident Cases in California

Uber Accident Case CaliforniaUber has introduced a radically new business model for getting people around. Drivers are allowed to use their personal car to make a living. While this model provides a lot of benefits to the people, there are certain complexities that arise with this model. If you get injured in an Uber-accident, you can’t sue the company directly for your injuries. Moreover, you can’t sue the company for the wrongful death of a loved one who has died in a ride-sharing accident. The only way to get compensa...

Making an Accident Claim: How to Decide Who to Turn to for Legal Help

If you've recently had an accident and currently looking for information on what to do or who to instruct, you've probably realized that there's a bewildering amount of choice. So where does one start and how does one make a decision as to who to instruct when faced with so much choice? Gone are the days when you simply picked up the Yellow Pages or instructed your local attorney. The fact is that we live in a far more complex legal world and in response to this, specialist law firms have evo...

Some Things Your Car Insurance Company Won’t Tell You

How to Determine the Value of "Total Loss" Most companies will tell you that they use at least three methods or schemes to determine the actual a totaled vehicle value including value books, computer-generated quotes from dealers, and local market research. In this case, you will probably think that the local area is your current neighborhood, but it is not specifically defined by the insurer. If, in any case, the company cannot find an auto replacement in your neighborhood, so they have to fin...