Should I give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company?

2013 June 25
by admin

If you have been in an california, and you are getting pressure from the other driver’s insurance company to give a recorded statement – don’t do it! You should never give the other driver’s insurance company such a statement, since you are not required by law. However, sometimes insurance companies will try to pressure you to provide a recorded statement. If this happens, please consult an experienced California Auto Accident Attorney.If you give a statement to the insurance company of the other driver who hit you, your words could get used against you. Most of the time, such a statement will do more harm than good. We don’t ever advise anyone to give an insurance company a recorded statement without first consulting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

If you have been injured in a car accident, then contact Ezer Law Group, a California experianced personal injury attorney, at 408-244-3322 to find out your legal options.

If you’ve been in an accident read this right away!

2013 June 25
by admin

There are three things you should be doing right now.

These three steps are the most important thing that you can be doing right now and surprisingly a lot of people miss one step or the other.

First: Seek Medical Care

It’s always important to seek medical care. A lot of people will injure themselves and think “oh, it’s not too bad:, take some Tylenol and worry about it later. That could be okay for some things but what happens if that particular injury or condition gets worse down the road and you’ve never seen a doctor. So we always encourage people by what we call my Treat and Forget Rule. See a doctor, get some treatment and if you don’t think it’s anything worse than you can forget about it. At least you’ve set the base and we know that you’ve had some type of medical condition so if something happens down the road, there’s a paper trail and some type of proof.

Second: Notify Your Insurance Company

You should always notify your insurance company if you’ve been hurt. Damage may be to your person, property, rights, or reputation. All are covered by the personal injury branch of the law. Personal Injury may be physical or psychological, but it must have been the result of negligence or unreasonable lack of safety on the part of another party.

It is important to document your damage by getting copies of police reports, ambulance reports, and witness statements.

Third: File Your Claim

After getting medical care, and after telling the police about your accident, you have to file a claim in writing with your insurance company. If you don’t file your case within a certain period of time you could permanently lose significant benefits.

You Don’t Have to Do This Alone

It’s important to know your rights and it’s important to have all of the information you need to be able to effectively deal with the insurance companies and protect your rights under the law.

We are ready to help just as we have for many years. Please consider calling our office. We’ll discuss your case with you and decide together if EZER LAW GROUP is the right firm to represent you. We aren’t a fit for everyone, but we do pride ourselves on helping our clients make the right choice.

Free Attorney Consultation. If you have been injured, call Ezer Law Group at 408-244-3322 for an immediate consultation with no obligation.

Consult A Bicycle Accident Lawyer With A Record of Success

2013 June 25
by admin

Bicycle riders suffer a staggering number of serious injuries and fatalities in accidents involving motor vehicles, and those accidents are usually the fault of the motor vehicle drivers. In 2009, according to the NHTSA, 51,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic accidents in the United States and 630 were killed. As bike riders know, drivers of cars and trucks usually do not pay adequate attention to their surroundings, do not respect the rights of cyclists, and do not look for cyclists before making moves that can endanger their lives. All too often, bike riders are injured or killed by motorists who fail to check their blind spot before changing lanes, make right turns directly in front of oncoming bicyclists, sideswipe them traveling on the shoulder, open doors in front of them, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fail to stop at stop signs, pull out from driveways or side streets without looking, or otherwise proceed in a manner which risks the lives of cyclists. Most motorists are in fact ignorant of the California laws which protect bicyclists and give them the same rights to use the streets as motorists.

 When involved in an accident while riding or walking their bicycles, California bicyclists have the same right to seek compensation as motorists. Ezer Law Group is a bicycle accident law firm with decades of experience bicycling in the Bay Area and representing those injured on Bay Area roads in personal injury and wrongful death claims.  We know the California Vehicle Code and local traffic laws and aggressively pursue compensation for injuries suffered as the result of negligent motorists.
 When handling your case, we will hire the best available accident reconstruction experts to prove that the motorist or other culpable party is at fault, utilize specialized medical experts to support your claim for the full extent of your injuries, and will work expeditiously to obtain the maximum compensation allowed by law. We will personally interview every individual who witnessed the incident and thoroughly investigate every case. We will also bike and drive the same section of road ourselves to further strengthen our ability to vigorously advocate on your behalf.
At what point should you consult a bike accident lawyer?
Following an injury accident, it is very important to consult with a qualified bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. If you let too much time go by before consulting a lawyer, valuable evidence may be lost, witnesses may disappear, and the other party’s insurance company may take advantage of you. As soon as we take on your bicycle accident injury case, we begin a full and thorough investigation and take swift action to secure and protect relevant evidence.
What types of compensation are recoverable in a bicycle accident claim?
Ezer Law Group is a proficient and experienced personal injury law firm with a long history of obtaining for clients the compensation and accountability they deserve. An individual who injures a cyclist may be held liable for a wide variety of damages, including past and future medical and rehabilitation costs, lost earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, loss of parental or spousal financial support, loss of spousal relations, property damage, incidental expenses, and many other types of physical, economic, and sometimes even punitive damages that result from the accident. We will work relentlessly to obtain the financial compensation you deserve, to make the legal process as simple and painless as possible, and do our utmost to take pressure off you and your family, so that you may concentrate on recovering.
Why you need a bike accident attorney
Some people who have been injured in accidents believe that they can handle resolving their claim without hiring a qualified bicycle accident lawyer, and they attempt to work out a settlement directly with insurance companies. This is not advisable. Insurance companies are in the business of making money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible for claims. If a victim is not represented by a qualified bike accident attorney, an insurance company will almost always try to settle the claim to the insurance company’s advantage.
 Until an injured person hires a personal injury attorney, the insurance company knows that the injured person is not prepared to take the case to court. When dealing with accident victims, insurance companies usually pretend at the outset that they want to fairly compensate the victim, but then take advantage of them by taking a recorded statement from the victim, have them examined by their doctors, and otherwise build their case against them, and end up offering an unfairly low settlement amount. Avoid letting this happen to you by contacting a bicycle accident attorney at a qualified personal injury law firm. If you do talk to the insurance company, do not allow yourself to be recorded and do not sign any papers. It is best to leave all communications and dealings to an experienced bicycle injury lawyer.
 You need a strong advocate, an experienced bicycle accident lawyer working to obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Call Ezer Law Group at 415-946-8900 for a free, no-obligation, confidential initial consultation and case evaluation by an experienced bicycle accident personal injury lawyer.
Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless and until we collect money for you by verdict or settlement.

California Bicycle Accident Lawyer

2013 June 25
by admin

There is very little protection for a rider involved in a bicycle accident and bicycle injuries can be severe. If you have been involved in a bike accident, you should contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney. The experienced attorneys at Ezer Law Group may be able to help you.

What Causes Bicycle Accidents?

Environmental factors such as impaired visibility and poor road and path conditions, including potholes, road debris, maintenance problems, and even dog attacks can cause bicycle accidents. Negligent motorists often cause bike accidents by opening a car door into a cyclist’s path or not paying adequate attention while driving. Drunken driving is also a significant cause of bicycle accidents. It is the unfortunate truth that some motorists cause bicycle accidents by recklessly refusing to share the road, forcing cyclists off the road or into a collision. The University of North Carolina, in conjunction with the US Department of Transportation, analyzed the circumstances of the 750 bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles that occurred in 1999. They found that all of the bike accidents they studied were the result of six common scenarios:

  • Failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection by motorist (21.7%) or bicyclist (16.8%);
  • Motorists unexpectedly turning or merging into the path of a cyclist, often making left turns in the path of an oncoming cyclist (12.1%);
  • Bicyclists, typically children, failing to yield the right-of-way at a mid-block location, often a residential driveway (11.7%);
  • Motorists overtaking bicyclists, often by misjudging the space needed to safely pass (8.6%); and
  • Bicyclists unexpectedly turning or merging into the path of a motorist, often making left turns into the path of an oncoming motorist (7.3%).

Bicycle Injuries

Bicycle injuries can be very serious. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), in 2006, there were 773 bicycle deaths and 44,000 bicycle injuries resulting from accidents involving motor vehicles. Sadly, in 1999, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 98% of bicycle fatalities, the rider was not wearing a helmet. However, a cyclist, even when wearing a helmet and protective clothing, is no match for a car or truck. Bicycle accidents commonly result in a variety of serious injuries, in addition to death.
Common serious injuries from bicycle accidents include:

  • head trauma,
  • fractures,
  • spinal cord injuries,
  • severed limbs, and
  • serious abrasions or “road rash” that can lead to infection.

These types of injuries common to bike accidents may deprive a cyclist not only of his or her good health, but to the bicyclist’s capacity to earn a living, and the ability to care for his or her family. Bicycle accident victims often require costly medical care. The need for this care in cases involving catastrophic injuries may continue throughout the cyclist’s entire life.

Act Promptly and Consult With a Bicycle Accident Attorney

Accident scenes change quickly and memories fade. It is very important to speak with a bicycle accident attorney as soon after an accident as possible. To preserve evidence that may be of great importance to your bicycle accident case, there are several actions that should be considered immediately. An experienced accident attorney may arrange for the safe storage of your bicycle for later inspection for potential defects and product liability claims, conduct an initial thorough investigation of the accident scene, and interview eyewitnesses while facts are fresh in their minds.
Quick actions by experienced accident attorneys can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Ezer Law Group is experienced in litigating many types of accident cases, including bicycle accidents, and have won many cases. We can take care of your case, while you and your doctor take care of your injuries.Free Attorney Consultation. If you have been injured, call Ezer Law Group at 408-244-3322 for an immediate consultation with no obligation.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless and until we collect money for you by verdict or settlement.

What type of treatment should you get for your Car accident injuries in California?

2013 June 25
by admin

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get medical treatment for your
injuries immediately. In fact, the experienced California car accident lawyers at Ezer Law Group recommend that even if you don’t think you have been injured, you should visit a medical professional for an evaluation. Why should you seek medical attention if you don’t think you have been injured from a car accident? Because, often injuries surface days or weeks after an accident occurs–it is better to start medical treatment as soon as possible instead of waiting and possibly aggravating your injury more. Also, it is a good idea to get a physical evaluation to rule out any possible injuries that may surface in the future. Furthermore, seeking prompt medical treatment after a California car accident can be helpful if you intend on filing a law suit against any of the drivers who caused the car accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in California, contact one of the knowledgeable California car accident lawyers at Ezer Law Group, we would be happy to answer any of your difficult legal questions. Contact us at 408-244-3322.

The following are various medical providers you should contact immediately if you have been involved in a car accident:
– Right after your car accident:

• Go to the closest hospital and seek emergency care. If need be call 911 and ask for ambulance support to take you to the nearest hospital.

– Face and Head injuries:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Plastic Surgeon
• ENT Specialist
• Ophthalmologist
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Audiologists

– Brain Injuries:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Orthopedist

– Neck Injuries:
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Rheumatologists
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon

– Shoulder and Arm, Hand, Wrist, Finger Injuries:
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon

– Back Injuries:
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Rheumatologists
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Spine Specialist

– Leg, Knee, Hip, Ankle, and Foot Injuries:
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Pediatrist

– Internal Organ Injury:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Cardiologists
• Hepatologists
• ENT specialists
• Pulmonologist
• General Surgeon
• Urologic surgeon
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon

If you or a loved one has been injured in a California car accident, Ezer Law Group car accident lawyers can help you. The experienced California car accident lawyers at Ezer Law Group have an extensive network of medical professionals that can help treat your injuries. Our car accident attorneys, work on car accident matters every single day. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and other attorneys to ensure that you receive the most favorable settlement you may be entitled to. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your car accident case, do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly California car accident attorneys at 408-244-3322.

Do You Need Chiropractic Care After An Auto Accident?

2013 June 25
by admin

The reason why chiropractic care is so important after an accident has little to do with you being in pain (although it’s good for that too). A vertebra that moves out of its normal alignment can wreak havoc on your neck and its associated nerves. You may not be in a lot of pain immediately following the accident, but research indicates that most people will experience a bulk of their symptoms after a few days.

Once you start to feel symptoms, this is a good indicator that something has moved out of place, and likely that you’re experiencing a sprain/strain kind of injury. Sprain and strain don’t sound horrible, but really they are describing tears of various tissues in your body. The severity of the tear will indicate the type of treatment you should probably consider first. The chiropractor can help make the determination.
Eventually, your body will heal with scar tissue. Scar tissue is more sensitive than the previously uninjured tissue that you had within you before. Once scar tissue sets up (this takes about 3 weeks following the trauma), it will become increasingly difficult to get you back to your pre-accident state. Receiving some chiropractic adjustments to your spine will help assure that your spine is in its best position as that scar tissue begins to form. The better your spine is when all of this occurs, the more likely you can return pain-free following your therapy and treatment.
So why can’t you just rest and take the medications? That may be your best first course of treatment for a couple of days following your accident, but certainly can’t be the best choice long term. The medications are there to help you with pain, to help you get through the difficulty of the initial phase of your injury. However, they’re certainly not fixing anything.
In addition to the chiropractic adjustment, you can typically receive additional therapies that will help your muscles and other soft tissue heal more quickly than just “resting” alone. The additional therapies also help with pain, swelling, and inflammation and can be a big help in the speed of your recovery.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor and do it as quickly as possible once you realize you’ve been injured. The faster you get some type of treatment, usually the better your results.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a California car accident, Ezer Law Group car accident lawyers can help you. The experienced California car accident lawyers at Ezer Law Group have an extensive network of medical professionals that can help treat your injuries. Our car accident attorneys, work on car accident matters every single day. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and other attorneys to ensure that you receive the most favorable settlement you may be entitled to. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your car accident case, do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly California car accident attorneys at 408-244-3322.

New Blog Posts Coming Soon!

2013 June 22
by admin

New Blog Posts Coming Soon!