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Traffic accidents are caused mainly by these three problems:
Accidents on the road often cause these common injuries:
If you become involved in any accident, your first call should be for medical help. Be aware that not all medical problems show up in the first few minutes or longer after a car accident. You may think that back pain means only a sprain, but it may be much more serious and should be examined immediately. Your second contact after an accident should be to Marty V. Miller, a car accident lawyer who is well experienced in identifying and weighing all factors that have played a part in your accident. For instance, you are driving in the rain and an approaching car has a blowout and hits you. Who or what is at fault? As your car accident attorney, we will work to uncover the facts. Is the poorly constructed or bumpy road at fault? Was the other driver drinking? What made the tire blow out? It is important to uncover responsibility in any accident as this can determine if your insurance policy will cover your losses or it is the responsibility of someone else.
If you are involved in any car accident, do not go through it alone. As your car accident attorney, a fair and honest judgment in your accident case is our top priority. We pride ourselves on being recognized as a leading car accident firm. We have long experience with car accident laws and requirements in the state, making us familiar with the issues that concern underinsured or non-insured motorists as well. If you have had a car accident, do not add to your problems by attempting to go through the ordeal without legal aid. We can help to ease the pain.
We know the steps to take in a car accident case and the papers to file to obtain the best possible outcome for you. At our first consultation, we will discuss the procedures we can use to obtain the best possible results in your case. When you take our services, you can expect thorough and dedicated representation as well as the best in skills and experience on your side. Our investigation will be aimed at obtaining just compensation for any and all of your injuries and those of your loved ones. You are the victim in a car accident, and we want to make sure that you do not spend your after-accident period in a fight with insurance companies. Let our experience do that for you. If it concerns a car accident, contact us today and let us begin to work for your complete recovery. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
Your day began innocently enough, you decided to ride your bicycle and it’s not the first time you’ve done so. But everything changes in a heartbeat: A car, driven by a woman busy texting, collides with you. The last thing you recall is being thankful that your mom made you promise to wear a helmet when you ride your bike in the city. In that instant, you became part of a national trend.
Turn things around with help from one of Southern California’s most respected, experienced, personal injury resources: Law Offices of Marty V. Miller. You need compensation. We can get it on your behalf while you set about your journey to recover your health.
The National Safety Council reports injury and death costs resulting from bicycle-related accidents at about average $4 billion a year. Sadly, bicycle riders are over-represented in crash data, the result of traveling with little in the way of body protection. You understood this and followed all the rules: Cycled on the right side of the street, avoided dark, rainy weather whenever possible and when you did go out, you may even have attached reflector strips to your bike perhaps even your clothing so you couldn’t be missed. Despite these precautions, you still went from bicycling on a pleasant morning to the back of an ambulance without warning. You are hurt. You are confused. But, not so confused that you don’t realize that you need legal help. But not any law firm will do. You need a firm with deep understanding of how to handle a case involving bicycle-related accidents. At Law Offices of Marty V. Miller we’re experts. Keep reading to learn why.
Sometimes, we think that our practice should be called been there, done that, because there’s not a single scenario involving bicycle riders and accidents that we haven t undertaken many times over at the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller. Our clients have been hit by cars, fallen into traffic, been felled by streets and roads in disrepair that sent them flying off their wheels, but what they all have in common is that their cases revolved around an incident involving a bicycle. Our clients have been victims of dramatic crashes and collisions. At the other end of the continuum, we have assisted those who were injured because a child, a ball or a dog ran into the street and a collision was inevitable. Here is the point: Every single case we handle is equally weighted; we never give clients less attention because their particular incident is less complex than others. We treat every client with the dignity, respect and attention they deserve. We want to see clients fairly compensated for their injuries and we’re willing to do what it takes to move a case along as fast as possible.
Your entire body was traumatized when you suffered your bicycle injury and we rely upon professional colleagues to help us get to the bottom of your case. Whether your unique situation requires an investigator, meetings with police, hospital emergency room staff, local Department of Transportation officials or actuaries computing settlement numbers that compensate bicycle riders for their injuries, you can count on a full team of people working on your behalf. At Law Offices of Marty V. Miller we get our hands on your crash records, police reports, witness statements, emergency room charts and data necessary to assess the complete picture of your incident.
At Law Offices of Marty V. Miller, our expertise covers a lot of Southern California. Every city, town and county has unique personal injury laws, and we have all of these bases. Because we know the lay of the land, we cut to the chase, work closely with neighborhood insurance companies and courts to get clients the money they need to recover and get on with their lives. Marty V. Miller prides himself on high standards, dedication and compassion. As a member of our professional communities in Southern California, we have a deep, collective belief in making sure we perform to the highest standards. After all, we live in these communities, too.
We don t have to tell you that when the topic of accident remuneration and settlements arise, people change their attitudes and the gloves can come off. At the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller we don t just expect this, we anticipate and prepare for it, which is why we are consistently prepared to do battle on behalf of even our newest clients. Obtaining the compensation you and your family need isn’t just a necessity to us, it’s a moral obligation and we pride ourselves on working quickly and expeditiously because you don’t have time to wait. Some of our clients have health insurance. Some don’t. Whatever your unique circumstance may be, we settle claims for clients who suffer short-term disabilities, emotional traumas and those who may not be able to work again. We are the voices of those whose accidents result in death. Of course, we would not be able to do any of this without the full trust of our clients and we work hard to earn it every day.
Putting Law Offices of Marty V. Miller on speed dial would be a wise move. You are going to have to get the ball rolling with an initial call to our office. We will meet with you for a free consultation and whether it that meeting takes place in one of our offices, a hospital room or your home, we will be there when you need us. Here is the best part: We pay your legal costs up front and you don’t pay us until we win your case. You read that right. We win your case or you don t pay a penny. This promise covers every conceivable case.
We’re prepared to negotiate on your behalf with everyone under the sun until a suitable settlement is reached or we take your case to a jury. At Law Offices of Marty V. Miller, there is not a medical case we haven’t litigated: head trauma, crushed bones, spinal cord injuries, lacerations and internal injuries caused by bicycle riders who have encountered trees, cars, mailboxes, motorcycles, pavement and other obstacles. Your case is our mission. Find out just how hard we will fight for you by making a no-cost, no-obligation phone call to our offices immediately. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
Walking on the streets as a pedestrian is often more dangerous than it looks. Passing vehicles are a constant threat to pedestrians, and sometimes drivers make mistakes that end up causing severe injuries, or even death. For the victims of pedestrian involved accidents, and their families, it can seem like all hope is lost. However, the law protects pedestrians and provides remedies for injuries suffered as a result of someone’s careless driving. Obtaining the right legal help is critical to your ability to recover monetary damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and other forms of loss. However, in order to take advantage of the law – you need a pedestrian accident attorney who can help you.
Pedestrian injuries in car accidents are nothing new. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that there were 5,297 pedestrian injuries in Los Angeles during 2012. Approximately 4,958 bicyclists also suffered a similar fate in L.A. County. Across the entire U.S., (the NHTSA states) there were approximately 76,000 pedestrian injuries in the year 2012. That same year, as reported by the USDOT, close to 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents occurring throughout the country. If you have suffered this type of accident, you are not alone. The Law Offices of Marty V. Miller has worked with these cases before, and have the ability and desire to obtain a successful resolution for your case.
Filing a lawsuit for injuries suffered as a pedestrian is a fairly complicated legal matter. The most common basis for filing a lawsuit is negligence. When you speak to our pedestrian accident lawyers, the first thing we do is help you understand IF you have a case. An action for negligence asserts that the driver failed to use reasonable care when operating his or her vehicle. It must also be shown that the driver’s careless act was what caused the accident and that you (the plaintiff) suffered some type of injury or damages.
In most cases, when a pedestrian is injured, it is not difficult to demonstrate that he or she has suffered damages. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is hit by a car, he or she often suffers serious physical injury which is usually long-lasting, if not permanent. Injured pedestrians have a right to recover money for their injuries, but it is important to seek an appropriate amount to cover the costs associated with such serious injury.
Another type of action that can be used is wrongful death. In the case that a pedestrian dies as a result of someone’s driving behavior, his or her close relatives may be able to sue for wrongful death. If the family is able to win the lawsuit, they may recover compensatory damages for the loss of their family member. Filing such lawsuits helps grieving families to deal with the costs of losing a loved one, and serves as a quasi-punishment for the person or company (in the case of a company driver) who failed to take care when driving.
Finally, under some very specific circumstances, a plaintiff (or victim) may be able to file a suit for premises liability. This situation usually doesn’t involve a careless driver, rather it concerns a dangerous condition on private property which harms a pedestrian. When an owner of property has allowed the premises to fall into a dangerous state of disrepair, or knowingly allows a dangerous condition to continue, he or she can be liable for resulting injuries. If you have been hit by a falling object on someone’s property, or have fallen or otherwise suffered injuries, you should consult our pedestrian accident law firm to determine if you have a valid claim.
There are a few different types of reasons one can get monetary damages as a result of a pedestrian accident. The first, and obvious, reason is for medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Since injuries in these accidents are generally severe, it is important to seek an appropriate amount to ensure the victim is not left paying medical expenses for something they didn’t cause.
In addition to medical expenses, a victim can seek damages for pain and suffering. When a victim is forced to live out the rest of his or her life with continuing pain (after the initial medical treatment), he or she can seek to be compensated for such suffering. The amount of money which can be obtained for this type of damage is a question of fact for the jury. Thus, you’ll need a skilled pedestrian accident attorney, such as Marty V. Miller, to build a strong case for your pain and suffering damages.
Finally, an injured pedestrian might be able to obtain compensation for lost wages as a result of the accident. These damages will seek to fill the void in employment which often occurs during a time of serious injury. For most victims, this compensation is a very important part of the overall award of damages. Victims often lose a great deal of money trying to recuperate from their injuries, and need compensation to help them from losing their car, home, and to pay bills.
There are a few other types of damages which may be applicable in a pedestrian injury case. Contact the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller for a detailed explanation of what may be available in your pedestrian injury case.
You may have friends or family members who were in car accidents and resolved the matter for themselves. However, personal injury cases are usually more complicated than the average citizen realizes. Dealing with insurance companies and opposing litigants yourself puts you in a precarious position because you will often be forced to settle with an amount that doesn’t cover your expenses. You might also have to deal with opposing attorneys who will only seek to undervalue your injuries to the benefit of their client.
Hiring the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller will ensure that your needs are met. Having your own lawyer means you’ll have a knowledgeable legal representative in your corner that knows how to advocate for what you need. When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you need to choose someone who can get your results. The Law Offices of Marty V. Miller has been successful for other clients, and you can get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
Slip and fall accidents are ordinarily grouped with trip and fall accidents. Surfaces and gravity play their roles in both types of accidents. Slip and falls and trip and falls are categorized in the area of injury law known as premises liability. Slips, trips and resulting falls contribute to more than 15,000 deaths per year. We represent people who have been injured in slip and falls or trip and falls, along with the families of those who have died from them.
Slip and falls occur as a result of the foot of a person and its relationship to the surface the person is on. Southern California slip and falls, generally involve wet, oily or waxy floors while no warning signs are posted. Although the floor might appear to be safe for walking on, the clear composition of many substances can contribute to serious slip and fall injuries. Loose or unanchored rugs or mats might also result in a slip and fall, as could floors or other surfaces that don’t have the same amount of traction in different areas.
Trip and falls might occur with uneven surfaces or result from objects in the walking pathway. Trip and falls are often caused by obstructions and/or poor lighting, uneven sidewalk slabs, holes in sidewalks or streets, and wrinkled carpeting or mats. They’ll also occur when a person steps from a higher elevation to a lower one.
Whether slipping and falling or tripping and falling, the person is off balance for a split second and falls. We’re off balance for that split second every time we take a step. All it takes is a slip or trip in that fraction of a second of being off balance. Although most commonly occurring at work, these accidents also occur at big box stores and smaller businesses, at home and on publicly held property.
The location of any slip or trip and fall is important as it can define who the defendants should be in a lawsuit. Legal rules are in place for victims of accidents to obtain compensation for their injuries. Other rules operate to assure that owners and occupiers of property are not held to burdensome standards of care. That’s why the location of the accident helps injury lawyers and courts to identify who might be liable. Big box stores and supermarkets are expected to respond quickly to conditions that might result in a slip or trip. Who had control over the premises is also considered. Employees might create a dangerous condition in a big box store or supermarket. Employee involvement immediately after the slip or trip might also be noted to determine who had control of the property when the injury occurred. A landlord or tenant might have control over property but not even be aware of a condition brought on by somebody they never even knew was on their property.
In a slip and fall, a person usually falls backward. In a trip and fall, they usually fall forward. Whether falling forward or backward, traumatic head and brain injuries can result from a slip or trip. Slips can be more dangerous to the back of the head though, because the skull isn’t as thick at its base. That’s where the brain and spinal cord meet. Neck and back spinal injuries are more common in slips than trips. Even stopping a slip can cause an abrupt twisting of the spine resulting in very painful spinal injuries. Hip and pelvis fractures are also common because so many victims of slip and falls are elderly. As per trip and falls, it’s a natural instinct to try and break our forward falls with our hands and arms. Hand and wrist fractures are commonly experienced as are elbow and internal shoulder injuries involving the rotator cuff and labrum. These ordinarily require surgical repair.
Liability in slip and trip and fall accidents turns on whether the owner, occupier and/or person in charge of maintaining the property was negligent. The victim must show that defendant(s) owed a duty to keep the premises safe from slips and trips, and that they breached that duty. Then they’re required to show that the breach of duty caused the accident, and that the accident was the proximate cause of their injuries. Finally, they must show damages. Those usually include hospital and medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and permanency, if any. Other damages might also apply.
Some states adhere to other rules, but in California, duties aren’t imposed anymore on occupiers of land based on the injured person’s status as a licensee, invitee or trespasser. The purpose of the injured person’s presence on the land is no longer determinative, but it might be a contributing factor on the duty issue. It must be weighed along with other factors against the imposition of a duty on the occupier. The issue becomes whether the occupier of land acted as a reasonable person would have acted under the circumstances. How a reasonable person would have acted is determined from the likelihood and probable seriousness of injury to the plaintiff, the burden of removing, reducing or avoiding the dangerous condition, the property’s location, and the degree of control that the occupier had over the condition that created the risk.
As per damages, the victim must show that some form of physical or financial injury occurred. A person who slips and falls in a grocery store and fractures their spine has a clearly defined injury as a direct and proximate result of the negligence of the occupier of that property. They also have medical bills and other damages they incurred. On the other hand, a person who slips and falls in a grocery store, and then gets up and continues their shopping with no complaints of injury won’t succeed in a negligence case because they can’t show any damages. The occupier of the premises may well have breached a duty and caused a person to slip and fall, but there were no damages. Without damages, the negligence case fails.
If you suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall, you may be in a position to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for the damages you incurred. These lawsuits help victims recover the costs they incurred for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and permanent physical disability suffered as a result of the negligence of an occupier of real estate. We hold negligent people accountable. Consultations with our attorneys is free. If your case is accepted in our offices, you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we get financial compensation for you. You can call us or contact us online for your free consultation at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
Premises liability laws hold property owners responsible for any accidents or injuries that occur on their site. While the most common premises liability lawsuits are typically slip and fall accidents, there are several other forms of property liability for which an operator or owner can be charged. One of the key elements in a successful premises liability claim is proving that the property owner could have prevented an incident or accident on their grounds through better safety measures.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident on someone else’s property and you believe that the property owner could have taken additional action to ensure the safety of the premises, you could have options. Contact a premises accident lawyer at Law Offices of Marty V. Miller to find out whether you are eligible to recover damages for your condition. There are no out-of-pocket expenses to speak with us, and we can help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
The term premises liability generally refers to the legal responsibility of the owner of real property for injuries that an individual may sustain while on the property as a result of a defective or dangerous condition that exists there. While the law varies from state to state, in California, the owner/lessor/occupant of a property has a duty to exercise ordinary care in the maintenance, use, or management of his or her premises in order to avoid exposing patrons to an unreasonable risk of harm. Furthermore, the duty exists whether the risk of harm is caused by an artificial condition created on the premises or a natural condition.
For instance, if a property owner is notified that there is an obstacle hazard or an issue with a security fixture such as a light or alarm that may cause injury or death to another, he or she is legally responsible for rectifying the issue. This may include replacing a light, making sure a previously wet floor is adequately dried, or ensuring that security cameras are properly functioning. Should he or she fail to address the problem, the property owner may be responsible for any injuries, assaults, attacks, or fatalities that happen on the grounds.
A premises accident lawyer at Law Offices of Marty V. Miller can help you determine if you have a case if you or a loved one was injured due to one or more of the following possible causes:
While assaults, attacks, and rapes frequently occur in public places throughout the country, according to statistics, the most commonly alleged complaint in premises liability claims is that of a slip and fall accident. These incidents can occur for one or more reasons such as:
Additionally, defective electrical wiring, poor building construction and materials, and building code violations can all cause injury and/or death. If you or a loved one has been injured, the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller may be able to help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as you believe you have a case. Due to the complex laws surrounding premises liability, determining responsibility in a slip and fall accident or other premises liability case can be difficult to prove. Your attorney will need to illustrate that your injury was directly caused by the owner’s negligence or failure to comply with regulations and laws, and your legal counsel will also need to present the following elements:
A premises accident lawyer will review the facts of the incident to determine if you have a case and whether you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. In handling your claim, your legal counsel can:
Beyond the basic elements, there are several circumstances and situations that can greatly complicate premises liability cases. For instance, while trespassers are not generally covered by premises liability laws, children who venture into restricted areas and are subsequently harmed may be entitled to recover damages for their condition if there is reasonable evidence that adequate warnings, precautions, and prevention methods were not taken.
In addition, third-party premises liability, in which a third party is also responsible for the injury of a person while on another’s property, can also result in complex and confusing legal disputes. The Law Offices of Marty V. Miller can closely work with you to evaluate your case, assess the liability and risk involved, and determine the best course of action for you and your family.
It cannot be stressed enough that time is of the essence in all personal injury cases, and particularly in situations in which premises liability is involved. Contacting a lawyer immediately following the accident or injury can ensure that your legal team has the opportunity to swiftly conduct investigations, analyze your case, and preserve evidence in order to strengthen your case and achieve the best possible outcome for you.
If you or someone you love has sustained a head, spinal cord, or neck injury due to the negligence or irresponsibility of another, consider working with a premises accident lawyer to pursue a claim for compensation. The Law Offices of Marty V. Miller can provide you with a comprehensive case evaluation at no out-of-pocket cost to you, and we can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and whether you are entitled to seek compensation for your condition. Call today to learn more about our law firm and how we can be of assistance. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
A catastrophic injury is described as an injury that changes the way a person lives for the rest of their life. This type of injury generally includes any type of injury that leaves a person partially or completely disabled. A catastrophic injury can occur in any type of accident.
If you are the victim of a catastrophic accident, you are entitled to receive fair and complete compensation for your losses. This compensation will include monetary losses you incurred or will incur in the future because of the injury, medical care expenses, and you may even qualify for pain and suffering compensation.
Depending on the situation of your case, you may be entitled to each of these forms of compensation or additional benefits. Only an attorney can tell you which forms of compensation directly apply to your injury.
When you have been injured, the insurance company who covers the negligent party is responsible for covering your losses. Sadly, insurance companies are more interested in their bottom line than in what is fair or right for the injured party. Many insurers begin to make settlement offers to the injured arty before many of the test results are received by the doctor to determine the extent of the injury. It is their belief that b offering a settlement quickly they can pay out as little as possible.
Injury victims need to protect their rights. Under the law and the guidelines of the insurance company policies, injury victims are entitled to receive fair and complete compensation for their injuries. To guarantee that the insurer obeys the laws and the guidelines of their policies, it is always in the best interest of the injured party to seek the services of a catastrophic injury attorney.
A personal injury attorney knows exactly what an injury victim is entitled to for their losses and will work aggressively to make sure that their client is treated fairly by the insurance company. They will fight to protect your rights.
As experienced personal injury attorneys, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller are ready to provide aggressive legal representation for anyone who has received a catastrophic injury. Our professional attorneys and staff are prepared to provide excellent representation to their clients.
As an experienced firm, we understand how devastating a catastrophic injury can be to you both physically and emotionally. We know that your life has been changed and that the change has been difficult. We are here to help with the legal end of this situation so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
We have a highly qualified staff that has access to all of the resources they need to aggressively represent your case. We know that lawyers are experts in the area of law and not necessarily in medical issues or in accident reconstruction. Because of this, or attorneys have access to experts in these fields to ensure that your case receives the best representation possible.
We also understand that the accident that caused your injury has caused a financial burden to you and your family. Because of this, we work on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any out-of-pocket legal expenses to you until your case has been settled. By working on a contingency fee basis, we guarantee that everyone has access to professional legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
Your life has been changed by the injury you received. This injury was caused by the negligent action of another person or company, and you are entitled to seek compensation for this change to your life.
It is very important that you do not try to handle this situation alone. You should turn to family and friends for emotional support during these trying times. You should also seek professional representation for the legal issues concerning your injury. Professional legal representation will protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to for your injury.
When you trust your case to a professional office like the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller, you are taking the right step to financially recovering from your injury. We will work hard to represent your case and eliminate the burden and stress you feel from dealing with the insurance companies.
When a catastrophic injury occurs due to another party’s fault, recklessness, or misconduct, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Catastrophic injuries can occur in many forms. Victims of catastrophic injuries often suffer from long-term pain and permanent disabilities. In many instances, the disabilities shorten a person’s life, in addition to presenting him/her with ongoing medical problems, pain, and emotional suffering. These types of injuries often alter the life of a victim’s family members, in addition to permanently changing the life of the victim.
In addition to dealing with pain and suffering, catastrophic injuries result in overwhelming medical expenses – making it impossible to recover physically, and financially.
There are many types of catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common include:
Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries to the neck or back can result in trauma to the spinal cord. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury statistics center
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Serious injuries to the brain can cause permanent damage and result in long term consequences. Victims often suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
Burn Injuries: Serious injuries to the brain can cause permanent damage and result in long term consequences. Victims often suffer from physical and mental disabilities
Organ Damage: In a car accident, or otherwise devastating accident, it’s possible to suffer severe internal damage. When organs such as the lungs, liver, or some other internal organ are permanently damaged, this can lead to long-term quality of life issues, and result in a permanent change in your life.
At the Law Offices of Marty V. Miller, we help victims of catastrophic injuries, and their families, get the compensation they deserve. Many victims suffer not just from physical damage, their also suffer from mental depression, in addition to undergoing financial hardships.
Victims of catastrophic injuries have the right to pursue financial compensation for losses, including, but not limited to:
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (951) 335-9015, at (858) 223-6555, or by e-mail.
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