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Month: July 2015

Seeking Compensation in Lost Consciousness Accidents

Modern automobile stuck on the road after rolling in the wet weather
Modern automobile stuck on the road after rolling in the wet weather

Auto accidents and their aftermaths are painful for everyone involved. Various injuries and damaged vehicles can lead to tremendous stress and expense. For those recovering mentally and physically from such a crash, the need for clarity is essential. For accident victims putting back the pieces of their day to day lives, it is important. Then to determine the causes of the crash and what if anything to do to learn responsibility.


 

Who is At Fault For a Driving With Loss of Consciousnesses Car Accident?

How does a person just pass out all of a sudden with no way to stop it or maintain lucidity? Such a situation occurs when a driver becomes unconscious during driving and causes a crash. The responsibility for such a crash is not immediately clear.

Many gray areas require the assistance of a skilled attorney specialized in these types of accident. Lawyers look at the particulars and determine what occurred. In most cases, by California law, if a driver passes out while driving, they cannot get sued in a court of justice. But this does not always remain true.

What are the Situations Where You Can Sue a Passed Out Driver?

In other cases, if the driver could become found negligent. So they could get challenged. So this could occur if they were taking medication that they knew could impair their ability to driver safely. Also, this could be the case if they have a stroke or heart condition that could cause driving issues and informed by their doctor. So there are exceptions to every rule.


 

Speak to a Lawyer No Matter What

No matter what the circumstances. You need the guidance of an experienced accident attorney to help determine if this is the case. Even if the other driver is not liable, we can go to bat for you to find medical care or to challenge bad faith insurance carriers. Ehline Law’s handling of many similar cases allows it the breadth of knowledge to sit down with you and determine your legal options.

Our crack team of attorneys is always available via phone or email. And we offer you our years of experience to help you get through this difficult time.

Further Reading

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/tips-settling-car-accident-claim.html    Nolo.com  Tips for Settling a Car Accident Claim

http://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/motor-accidents/making-a-claim/who-can-claim   SIRA – MAA  Who can claim

Eggshell Victims and Legal Options

Legal Help For Car Accidents

WHANGANUI - FEB 22:Humpty Dumpty in Kowhai Park Whanganui NZ on Feb 22 2013.It's the most unique children park in New Zealand with colorful and unique features known from famous children's stories.
WHANGANUI – FEB 22: Humpty Dumpty in Kowhai Park Whanganui NZ on Feb 22 2013.It’s the most unique children park in New Zealand with colorful and unique features known from famous children’s stories.

Car crashes can upend a person’s life. Even minor accidents can cause severe issues. From having to repair or replace a car, to long term injury, to lost work, and emotional trauma. It’s said that such crashes are like icebergs, with more remaining under the surface.

Such a situation could require the help of an experienced attorney. Typically it would call for one that has seen similar past issues. One that has helped to resolve them for many clients.


Pre-Existing Conditions May Mean Having Eggshell Thin Bones or Skin

Some people are delicate. In law we say that he or she: has an eggshell thin constitution. Such is the case with accidents that leave long term harm and trauma to people with existing health issues. Or they may have a previous medical condition.

And that could slow healing as an average human being would. Such remains the case with so-called eggshell-skull victims. These primarily remain people with poor bone structures and immune systems. So they remain people unable to heal in the aftermath of physical trauma.


The Law Says the Defendant Must Pay Regardless of a Pre-Existing Condition

Such victims are in a weakened state to begin with. And these folks can suffer inordinately from a car crash. Many can face many broken bones. But an ordinary person may suffer few or no injuries in the same scenario. Additional issues may arise concerning insurance policies or increased medical bills.

For example, you will need money for physical therapy. Also, many problems can emerge from lost work. Imagine Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall since the defendant Kings men pushed him off. As we know, that caused Humpty to splatter and crack.

The King couldn’t argue he had no fault because Humpty failed to be tough enough. No, instead, in tort law, you “take the victim as you find him.” So the King will need to pay up.

The king should do his best to make Humpty whole again if he is still alive. Also, the king may need to compensate the family left behind if Humpty died. So the king could be liable in wrongful death. What if for example, an old lady gets killed in a crosswalk following a low speed impact? Compare her to a well conditioned male football player.

He could easily shake off. But no discount will be offered to the defendant for the elderly woman’s frailty. Instead, the tables turn in the favor of the survivors. Because of this, the Courts take the victims as they find them, no matter how weak or how strong.

If you or a family member has suffered harm in such a fashion, legal options exist. The increased suffering and medical expenses should get covered. Ehline Law’s team of legal pros specialize in personal injury and auto accidents. Also, we have the training to handle such cases. Our team has fought and won similar cases in the past.


Lawyers Will Identify and Pursue the Liable Parties

Ehline Laws expertise in handling government agencies, automakers, insurers, and reckless drivers is second to none. Also, we are respected in Southern California. And we are available anywhere in the state for a free, no-pressure consultation.

The firm offers round the clock help, answering our phones and emails any time of the day or night.

Also, we work on a contingency. So no payment comes due unless we recover money for you. Please feel free to contact our team of legal experts. Call for information at (213) 596-9642.

Further Reading:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Accidents or Unintentional Injuries.

http://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov/Proceedings/23/files/23ESV-000223.PDF Accident And Injury Risks of Elderly Car Occupants.

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811325 Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes.

Attorneys Can Help With Debris Caused Car Accident Claims

This national forest road is blocked by a land slide of rock and debris to where it is a hazard for drivers in cars.
This national forest road is blocked by a landslide of rock and debris to where it is a hazard for drivers in cars.

Car accidents happen every day on California’s roads. Most are caused by human error, especially of those behind the wheel. However, some issues are caused indirectly or due to passive actions. In cases where the person or persons at fault for the accident is not immediately clear, it is important to weigh the relevant pieces to determine who needs to take responsibility.


 

Road Debris and Car Accidents Go Hand in Hand

Car accidents caused by debris are nothing new. Some debris results from a variety of material left on the road by other drivers, construction crews, state workers, or natural occurrences, such obstructions can be a major impediment for motorists. The circumstances of the accident and how the debris became a part of the motorway are vital pieces that must be considered by a legal eye.


 

Who Can I Sue for My Roadway Debris Caused Motor Vehicle Collision

Danger Falling Debris sign underneath a skyway.
Danger Falling Debris sign underneath a skyway.

In cases where such elements are left on the road negligently, the parties at fault can be held liable. In other more gray areas, such as who should take responsibility for obstructions left on the road after a severe storm or earthquake need an attorney specialized in car accidents.

Ehline Law has seen similar issues in the past where California DOT or Caltrans employees failed to take action after seeing a blocked roadway or walking path. In these cases, those that allowed the situation to develop or their employers can be held responsible.


 

What Can an Attorney Do to Get You Compensatory Damages?

There can also be severe issues regarding insurance companies refusing to cover the costs of such an accident. Long-term medical bills, lost work, and other charges can pile up very quickly. Ehline Law’s experience in challenging the large insurance conglomerates can be used to ensure that your family is taken care of. No matter what the situation, it is important to contact an advocate immediately. Our decades of experience, coupled with knowledge of case law is invaluable.

Call or email us at any time of the day or night, and we will get back to you immediately. We offer free consultations anywhere in the state and work on contingency– we don’t ask for any money unless we recover for you. Contact us today for more information or to set up an appointment.

What is The Role of a Car Accident Reconstructionist After a Crash?

Experts Surveying for Fault
A team of engineers in group, site check the accident scene, documents and business workflow on the zone of danger.

A car crash can be devastating for a family. Severe injury or even death can occur and can completely change the trajectory of life or lives. Making sure that your family can get back on its feet should be your number one concern.

With the help of an experienced legal expert, you can take large steps in that direction. An attorney specialized in car accidents and personal injury, like Los Angeles-based lawyer Michael Ehline will be able to get you on the right track.


 

Ehline Hits the Ground Running By Hiring Accident Reconstructionists as Needed

Michael gets to work immediately, exhausting every resource in determining who was at fault for the accident and how to make sure that your family gets the medical attention they need. With the help of a trained car accident reconstruction expert, the many variables of the accident can be ascertained.

There could be hundreds of issues at play, including the role of weather, lighting, distraction, mechanical failure, poor maintenance, visibility issues, driver recklessness and more.

  • The Better the Reconstruction of the Accident The Better Will Be the Payout

The better the reconstructionist, the better the information can be compiled to supplement the police report after the accident. Any information collected will be invaluable in a court hearing and can even make sure that the case is settled before getting to such a stage.

Such a role can be seen on the national level with the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner crash. Jenner decided to hire an accident reconstructionist to determine whether or not he was at fault for a fatal accident earlier in 2015. This was reported by Radar Online and other sources and serve to show the importance of such professionals further.


We Work With Excellent Accident Reconstruction Experts

Ehline Law has worked with some of the best accident reconstructionists in California. Coupled with our team of experts, we guarantee the utmost professionalism and quality of care when we get involved. We offer free consultations anywhere in the state and are available via phone and email 24/7. We work on contingency and don’t ask for any money unless we recover for you. For more information, please contact us today.

The Role of a Life Care Planner After a Severe Injury

Expert witness wearing blue surgical gloves examining evidence with tweezers and red label.
An expert witness is wearing blue surgical gloves examining the evidence with tweezers and red label.

The aftermath of a serious accident can be one of the most difficult a person has to deal with. There are so many factors at play that can be difficult to manage, especially without legal help. A person alone can feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. And in some cases, people can get taken advantage of. Hence, the need for protection and assistance is paramount.

And this can make sure that the injury victim manages this period with their head held high. But they must do so along with the resources necessary to get their old lifestyle and quality of life back.


 

Why is Swift Attention Needed to Build Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Claims?

In the aftermath of a severe car wreck, falling accident, or injury at work, the victim needs swift medical care. Many injury victims fear that they will not be able to get the care that they need. Along with the means to pay for it. Therefore, in most cases, such a victim is in need of a legal guardian. A professional to assist them in handling this situation.

A legal expert can help track down quality care and the means to pay for it– sometimes up front. These medical bills and expert witness fees become staggering and can mount very swiftly, requiring a quick response before you go BK.


 

How We Liaise With Your Life Care Planner to Maximize Your Case Value

An attorney specialized in personal injury, such as Michael Ehline, can assist you in rebuilding your life. He will be able to use his team of experienced professionals and outside experts to ensure that you have the care and attention you need. Ehline will be able to work with a life care planner to help determine what you need to get your life back.

You may need such a planner to help make your house or apartment handicapped accessible, find the right doctors, or assist you in planning for future expenses. Since all of these decisions are complex and require only the best help.


 

How Can Help We You With Your Legal Injury Case?

Ehline Law has handled hundreds of similar cases and have helped many people get their lives back. Our team is caring and compassionate and ready to help at a moment’s notice. We are available 24/7. And we will come to you anywhere in California to give you a free consultation. Remember that our team works on contingency. So we are not asking for any money unless we recover for you. Please call or email us today at (213) 596-9642.

 

Further Reading

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/personal-injury-claim   Nolo.com  Personal Injury Claims & Injury Compensation:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/injury/index.htm   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Injury Data and Resources

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