Legal Considerations in an Automobile- Motorcycle Accident with Multiple Victims and Low Policy Limits

So many accidents occur on a daily basis. So many individuals are injured as a result. For example, a car accident with a motorcycle, can injure both the motorcyclist and the driver of the other vehicle. In addition, if the automobile had passengers, then all of them are also potential victims in this personal injury accident. In such a situation, an attorney is needed to properly manage the claims and interests of all parties (meaning their clients).

If the motorcyclist ran a red light, crashing into the automobile of 5 people, then all 5 people would have a claim against the motorcyclist’s insurance. When policy limits are low and the injuries are high, it is up to the attorney and legal team to best manage the client’s interests both legally and in terms of the medical treatment received. For this hypothetical, let’s assume that 3 of the 5 injured people in the car are adults, and the other 2 are minors or children. Let’s also assume that at least 1 of the 5 require extensive surgery or epidural injections due to their injuries.

Let’s throw in the mix that the motorcyclist defendant (who caused the accident and would be liable) has a policy limit with his insurance company for $25,000 per accident and $50,000 aggregate. This means that any one injured individual cannot obtain more than $25,000 for his or her injuries as a result of this accident. It also means that the total of the 5 injured passengers and driver of the car cannot get more than a total of $50,000 from the defendant’s insurance.

Let’s Map this out:

5 Plaintiffs in Car VS. 1 Defendant Motorcyclist

On average, the 5 total riders in vehicle 1 cannot obtain more than $10,000 each on average (which is an important consideration if each of the 5 incurred medical expenses of more than $10,000). In reality, the amount of settlement for each injured party is calculated proportionally based on their injuries and cost of medical treatment/bills (since the bills need to be repaid out of the settlement). But total settlements (including cost of medical expenses and treatment), may require more money to certain passengers than others. It is in this balancing act that we your attorney manage each of our client’s interests. Of course, the individual that was most injured and needed surgery will take a proportion of the policy limit that is reflective of that medical expense. In certain situations, the policy limit is insufficient to make each client whole or to just cover the medical expense.

At Los Angeles based law firm Akiva Niamehr LLP, we work hard to make things right and fight the insurance company tooth and nail to get just settlements for our clients. Contact us today if you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident and the other driver was at fault or caused the accident. We can help.

How Personal Injury Claims for Minors Must be Handled Legally and What it Means for Your Settlement

In California, a minor is anyone below the age of 18. If a minor is injured in a car, motorcycle accident or any other type of personal injury accident, he or she will not have access to the settlement money until he or she reaches the age of majority or adult which is 18 years old.

Many insurance companies require law firms to file minors compromise petitions with the court for approval of the settlement amount by a judge. This process is tedious, lengthy and time consuming. Hundreds of pages of documentation, medical records, agreements, negotiations, liens, bills, and more must be provided and documented to the court in an organized fashion.

Usually, when a minor’s claim settles for $4,999.99 an insurance company may forego a minors compromise depending on their own internal rules. There is a battle for example if the settlement is for any amount over $5,000.00- for example $5,050.00. A significant settlement of $10,000 or $20,000 or more will require a minor’s compromise be filed with the court. The process of filing a minor’s compromise, attending the hearing if the minor and his or her guardian have moved out of state and must appear, and getting a petition approved can take months and even up to a year.

What Types of Accidents Cause Back Pain Injuries?

Car accidents and crashes, slip and fall accidents, construction injuries typically cause back pain as a primary consequential injury. Back pain and injuries include muscle damage (often called a back strain), injury to ligaments (back sprain), a herniated or ruptured disc in the backbone, pinched nerve, nerve damage, and a fractured or dislocated spine.

Many of our clients sustain back injuries in addition to other injuries such as whiplash, broken bones, and neck injuries. Back and neck injuries usually go hand in hand and typically result in car accidents in addition other symptoms such as whiplash and soft-tissue injuries. The first step in our legal advice to our clients is always medical treatment and recovery. Since time is of the essence, and your well-being is the most important to us, medical care is always the first topic of conversation between us, the attorneys, and our clients. Legal claims will ensue and be pursued in the background while you recover from your injuries.

If you are in need of a back Injury attorney who specializes in car accident cases and these types of injuries, contact Akiva Niamehr LLP to speak to our team of highly knowledgeable personal injury litigators, attorneys and case managers. We will guide you on your path to recovery while we fight the liable third party to obtain a deserved settlement on your behalf.

Personal Injury Bus Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, contact our team of professional personal injury bus accident lawyers at Akiva Niamehr LLP. Bus accidents are increasingly common at intersections, crosswalks, near schools with school buses and potentially injured children.

Sadly, such accidents have the potential to do major damage given the scope, size and nature of buses and what they collide with. Even a bus that comes to an abrupt stop to avoid an accident could potentially injure its passengers, or someone who is thrown from their seat as a result of or due to the impact. The longer the bus, perhaps, the greater the whiplash.

At Akiva Niamehr, we have represented many clients who faced severe injuries as a result of a bus accident in Los Angeles, California.

What Typically Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Brain injuries are my nature traumatic. They occur when an individual slips and falls, but in other instances occur when external pressure to the head is so extreme. This scenario occurs often in truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. If a car flips over and the person’s head is jolted or subdued under the weight of something heavy, a brain injury can result. Of course, concussions can be a secondary diagnosis as well in those situations. In addition, contusions, Coup-Contrecoup Injuries, Diffuse Axonal Injury and damage to the skull can also result.

Brain injuries typically vary in severity. With mild cases of brain injuries showing signs of discomfort and temporary brain impairment or dysfunction, more disastrous cases have permanent damage. With severe traumatic brain injury comes a lifetime of pain and emotional suffering that results from tissue damage, internal bleeding and other brain damage.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident so severe as to cause brain injury, you must seek medical treatment right away. This is crucial to having a fighting chance to save or repair any damage or lack of oxygen going to the brain.

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP located in Los Angeles, California to speak to one of our injury attorneys who is also a traumatic brain injury specialist.

Were you Injured in an 18 Wheeler Accident?

Fatal truck accidents occur on the roads in the United States every day. An approximate 400,000+ number of trucking accidents including commercial trucks and tractors occur every year. With such numbers, unfortunately the injuries to passengers and drivers alike proportionally rise in 18 wheeler accidents.

Because of the large scale and massive weight of these trucks, the driver of an 18 wheeler typically does not have ample time or opportunity to correct course if an accident has begun. So many laws have been passed in the state of California regarding weight and size of trucks for precisely this reason. If the driver of the 18 wheeler has failed to break in a timely manner or made such a wide turn as to collide into a compact vehicle, the damage is usually done. This is why driving trucks and larger vehicles of this nature like big rigs and semi-trucks require great caution, care and diligence.

There are many concerns that can come to mind when driving an 18 wheeler or big rig. One of which is drivers of such vehicles falling asleep behind the wheel when traveling large distances or cross country. Often times, drivers work for commercial companies or food chains and must drive for hours at a time or days at a time. Many of our clients at Akiva Niamehr LLP, were sadly injured in an accident with a big rig or 18 wheeler. The personal injury and bodily injury to our clients in such accidents have been severe and debilitating. From broken bones, to amputations to severe paralysis, our clients have experienced the worst of such accidents. The damage can even be called catastrophic injury in certain cases.

At Akiva Niamehr LLP, we strive to help our injured clients recover, obtain medical treatment for their injuries and become healthy again to return back to work while we fight your legal battle against the liable party on your behalf. Our team of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are the finest legal minds, aggressive negotiations and experienced litigators when it comes to trucking accidents.

Contact our legal team today to discuss your accident and began your legal case with one of our Beverly Hills truck accident attorneys.

Bird, Uber and Electric Scooters: The New Day and Age of Transportation and Liability

With Bird electric scooters and the new Uber scooters one can easily rent for the day or hour that are so conveniently found on the sidewalk or any random place creates new liability and causes for concern. Just as ride-sharing applications like Lyft and Uber created a tidal wave of liability for drivers of automobiles and Uber/Lyft, electric scooters are the new hot commodity.

Young teenagers and children can easily hop on and hop off an electric scooter, cross a busy intersection or speed through a stop sign. Accidents can and do occur. If you or a loved one was riding an electric scooter and was involved in a personal injury accident or crash that was not your fault, you can pursue a legal claim against the wrongdoing or negligent third party. If you were injured in the accident both physically and mentally, you are entitled to a legal claim for your medical treatment, pain and suffering and loss of income or wages. If serious injury resulted that permanently changed your life, your spouse may have a loss of consortium claim in connection with your case.

At Akiva Niamehr LLP- we have done it all and seen it all. Contact our legal team today to discuss your case. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin to work on your case- begin your medical recovery and get treatment, obtain facts, police reports and speak to witnesses, and much much more.

What our Personal Injury Team Does at Akiva Niamehr LLP

If you were involved in a car accident, slip and fall, pedestrian accident, construction accident, electric scooter accident or any other type of injury causing crash or circumstance that was not your fault, contact our team of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Akiva Niamehr LLP.  To find out the full extent of personal injury claims we work on and the types of cases we litigate, you can click here. If you sustained any injuries ranging from a broken hip to a fracture, amputation, brain injury, suffer seizures, epilepsy or have any other life-changing conditions that you must now live with for the rest of your life and your family’s life, please call us today. We want to help.

How We Operate

From our case managers who help schedule your doctor’s appointments and help guide your medical recovery to our attorneys who negotiate your case with the insurance company before litigation, we are a one-stop shop. Our lien negotiators will resolve your medical bills before your case is closed so you do not have to worry about paying off any bills or having enough money to cover everything and still walk away from your legal case with money in your pocket.

Click here to see our client’s testimonials about our work and what we do on a daily basis for our personal injury clients.

Was your Child Injured in a School Bus Accident?

If your child was injured as a passenger on a school bus in an automobile accident, you likely have a legal claim against the liable driver. Depending on the nature of the accident, the facts of what occurred, who was responsible for causing the accident, and the nature and extent of your child’s body injuries affect the value of your case.

At Akiva Niamehr LLP, our team of aggressive personal injury litigators has seen it all. From minor burn injuries to deadly brain injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, broken bones, amputations, fractures, we have represented thousands of clients who have faced a traumatic life-changing experience and have to live with the ongoing pain and suffering. We are here to help.

If your daughter or son was involved and injured in a bus accident or other personal injury accident, contact Akiva Niamehr LLP today to speak to a bus accident attorney. We can help your child and your family recover from the tragedy and obtain medical treatment while we pursue everything from A to Z regarding your case.

Our firm is located in Los Angeles, California and we have serviced many clients over the years. Click here to see our firm’s victories and settlements we have obtained for our clients.

Understanding Your Rights After A Construction Accident

Construction projects are ongoing all across America, especially in major states like California and New York. There is constant building and repairing in this day and age. Thus, it is, unfortunately, possible and likely for an individual to be injured at a construction site by accident, either as a construction worker or as a passerby.

Beverly Hills, California is one area that is booming with new projects at the moment. It is important to be completely aware of your surroundings when you happen to be traveling on a construction job site. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident due to someone’s negligence, Los Angeles personal injury attorneys from Akiva Niamehr LLP can help you.

It doesn’t matter if you are a construction worker yourself or just someone who happened to pass by but were injured as a result of a dangerous condition on the premises. If there is an accident on a construction site, you have the legal right to bring a lawsuit against the company that is operating that site. You will want to do this not only to obtain compensation for your own physical injuries but to also prevent it from happening again in the future.

A construction site that has not taken proper safety precautions definitely fits the bill as the kind of place that you will want to inform others about. The danger is simply too much to ignore. Make sure a lawyer is sought out as soon as possible after an accident occurs. The lawyer will need to collect as much evidence as possible to make the case. The sooner one of our personal injury attorneys is contacted, the sooner you can obtain appropriate medical treatment and strengthen your legal claim against the liable party.

Contact our team of construction accident attorneys to discuss your case and determine the next steps you should take.