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.

Children In Bus Accidents: More Common Than You Think

Did you know that there are an estimated 26,000 school bus accidents in the United States per year? That is a staggering statistic that should worry any parent who sends their child to school on a bus. There have been many times in which one of our Beverly Hills personal injury attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP has had to take on a case like this due to a child being injured in one of those accidents. Depending on the extent of the physical injury to the child, these cases are rigorously litigated and fought by our team of professionals.

Located in Los Angeles, California, Akiva Niamehr LLP has a team of expert bus accident attorneys standing by to help anyone who may find themselves facing this horrible situation and not knowing what steps to take. An attorney is key in these situations because he or she can take care of your legal claim from A to Z while scheduling and assisting the appropriate medical treatment for your loved one. In times of tragedy, assistance is useful to for those struggling with the fact that their child has been injured and may require extensive medical treatment for their condition.

Although school buses are considered to be one of the safest methods of transportation for children, the reality of your child being harmed in a bus can change your whole world in a split second. Many parents feel even worse if their child is injured this way because they weren’t there to protect them. We all expect the bus drivers to keep our children safe, but unfortunately, events play out in a way that is unforeseen and unexpected. Sometimes, children can even be injured by a school bus as a pedestrian crossing the street.

It is critical that anyone who has a child who is harmed in a bus accident pays special attention to documenting the child’s progress when it comes to their injuries and how they are progressing from them. Medical treatment is essential. Legal assistance is also a must.  The attorney can track and monitor the treatments, procedures and all other information necessary to make your claim against the liable party. This information will be critically important for the insurance companies that get involved.

Another step that all must take is to file a claim with their insurance as soon as they realize that their child has been injured. The sooner that this happens, the sooner the investigation of responsibility can begin and the sooner one can begin to get the justice that they deserve for what has happened to their child.

Contact our team of specialists and get in touch with one of our bus accident litigators at Akiva Niamehr LLP today.

A Discussion About Uninsured Drivers and Medical Payment Insurance Coverage

Many times, you will be driving on a road, freeway or highway and will either be witness to or victim to a car. motorcycle, truck, bicycle or pedestrian accident. Many times one or both vehicles contain injured drivers or passengers. Other times, one or both of the drivers may be uninsured. The question is, what do you do when this happens?

Pursuing An Uninsured Driver

Personal injury litigators would like the public to know that they should not throw their hands up in the air and give up if they happen to be struck by an uninsured driver in a motor vehicle or car accident. The myth is that no one can get any money from an uninsured driver, but Los Angeles personal injury attorneys would like to challenge those claims. They are sometimes able to win money for their clients who were struck by an uninsured motorist.

In the event it is not possible to collect from the uninsured driver’s personal assets, it may be worth pursuing with your own insurance company to obtain the benefits you are entitled to, especially if medical treatment was involved due to bodily injury and harm. This would be covered under your own insurance policy’s Medical Payments Coverage, a clause entitling you to reimbursement for the cost of your medical treatment. However, Medpay is reimbursable, if you do recover or settle with the opposing party’s insurance company. In that case, your own insurance will ask for you to reimburse the Medpay benefits you received. Sometimes, with a good attorney, you can get your own insurance company to waive their reimbursement requirement. All you need is an excellent Akiva Niamehr LLP attorney on your side.

Personal Injury Lawyers who Fight For You

One of the frustrating things about dealing with insurance companies in these situations is that they frequently do not cover everything that is involved in an uninsured motorist accident. They want to cover just the property damage that can be seen on the vehicle for example. What this means is that they try to wiggle out of having to pay for things such as pain and suffering and other intangible monetary damages to which you may be entitled. These are real things that need to be compensated for as well. In order to make the most out of a bad situation, all drivers are encouraged to seek out the professional help of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP. It is the only way to ensure you are receiving justice for the harm that occurred to you or a loved one while obtaining fair and appropriate compensation for your bodily injury, medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. When spouses are involved, a loss of consortium claim may also be presented to the insurance company adjuster.

How Does Negligence Work In A Court Of Law?

There is a lay person’s definition of the word negligence, and then there is the definition of this action as it relates to what holds up in court. Personal injury lawyers frequently investigate if the incident that is being described to them by a potential client seems to fit into the category of someone who has literally committed negligence or not. Car accident lawyers will not proceed with a case in California if they do not think that it will reach the legal definition of negligence at the very least. Aggravated forms of negligence that will definitely be less difficult to prove in court include recklessness such as felony drunk driving.

What Is Negligence?

In a strict sense this means that the offending party did not act with the necessary care to perform the action that they were taking at a necessary time and as a result, someone ended up getting hurt.  Negligence can be present in dog bite attacks, premises liability cases, drunk driver accidents, pedestrian accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, burn injuries  and more. In a car accident scenario, this can mean that they were doing something such as talking or texting on their cell phone while driving or failing to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances. An automatic or inferred assumption of negligence, called negligence per se,  is arrived at when a California Vehicle Code Section is violated. This is why police reports also become a critical factor in a negligence or recklessness determination. For instance, if the officer cited the other party for driving at an unsafe speed which is California Vehicle Code section 22350, then an inference of negligence already exists. In more serious accidents that involve a car getting totaled, a person being taken to the hospital for serious injuries, negligence is somewhat easier to prove when one looks at the property damages and bodily injury that resulted, especially where more than one person was injured.

Since many different scenarios can occur and do occur, it is best to contact one our fine car accident litigators at Akiva Niamehr LLP to discuss your case.

How is Negligence Proven by Our Car Accident Attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP?

Our law firm is going to look at each individual case that comes before it to try to determine if one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can make your claim a successful one. Proving this means showing a number of elements to the court.

One has to show that the other driver had a duty of care that they were expected to uphold. They must also prove that the offending individual breached that legal duty that was placed in them when they acted in a certain manner or failed to take certain actions. Finally, it must be shown that the negligence was what caused the accident and injuries as a result. These are all high bars to get over, but that is why it is just so important to have a talented attorney who has succeeded on such claims for his clients. Click here to learn about the track record of our attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP on a wide array of legal cases including motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, automobile accidents and more.

Pedestrian Motorist Accidents

You’re walking along, minding your business, humming the tune of a Natalie Cole song. When… flash! Blam! Alakazam! Some driver pulls too far into the crosswalk, throwing you head over heels. Luckily the nice old lady stops her car to ask if you’re okay. Aside from the throbbing pain in your arm, you feel like an El Camino just hit you. As she helps you to your feet, she confesses she doesn’t have insurance. Times are tough she says. “No kidding,” you think. “But someone’s going to pay for my medical bills, and I sure hope it’s not me.” Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are becoming more common and with them oftentimes comes severe and life-long injuries. Motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents can involve a drunk driver under the influence.

As you might suspect, not all auto accidents involve other motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in its 2009 Traffic Safety Facts Research Note (Highlights of 2009 Motor Vehicle Crashes, August 2010), over 2 million motor vehicle accidents took place nationally in 2009; but out of this number, 51,000 involved bicyclists, while 59,000 involved pedestrians. The fact is pedestrians and moving vehicles just don’t mix. As long as vehicles are on the road, the possibility remains that anyone could be the victim of a negligent motorist.

Recouping your Losses

It’s been three weeks since the nice old lady who wasn’t paying attention to the crosswalk hit you. Your broken arm is feeling a little better, your bruises have almost disappeared… but the bills from your trip to the ER are starting to pile up. Luckily for you, you have Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage. Such coverage protects you when the party at fault does not have insurance coverage and you have medical expenses and bodily injury treatment to pay for.

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage for Pedestrians

Uninsured Motorist coverage can be a broad and complex; sorting through all your rights and benefits may be too overwhelming for the average someone who is not versed in the law. Often, insurance companies, seeking to minimize their liability, will gloss over the UM benefits to which a client is entitled, leaving them to cover medical expenses and time missed from work on their own. Speaking with a professional attorney is the best way to access all the benefits and services for which you have been paying.

Medical Treatment and Medical Bills

Great news! You just got off the phone with your lawyer, and you’ve been assured your UM coverage does in fact apply to your crosswalk accident. Looks like your medical bills will be reduced, and you’ll be compensated for that time you missed from work. You’ve even learned that your UM insurance would have covered you had you been riding a bicycle, or had the driver fled the scene. Good to know for any future accident, but you’re going to keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen again. In the meantime, you can sleep easier knowing we are looking out for you and your best interests.

Contact A Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Akiva Niamehr LLP

If you or a loved one is hit by a moving vehicle, contact Akiva Niamehr LLP today.