Nourmand Legal | Accident Attorneys https://www.nourmandlegal.com Winning You the Maximum Settlement for Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:30:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Safety Practices to Teach Your Teenage Driver https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-practices-to-teach-your-teenage-driver/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-practices-to-teach-your-teenage-driver/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:15:39 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-practices-to-teach-your-teenage-driver/ Do you remember the excitement and nerves you felt when you started driving? How you gradually improved with the experience? Learning to drive is a rite of […]

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Do you remember the excitement and nerves you felt when you started driving? How you gradually improved with the experience? Learning to drive is a rite of passage that we all go through at some point in our lives. Our teenage children prepare for it with the same excitement that we did. However, it’s important to use our experience to teach our children about the possible risks and dangers they may face when driving. We must help them be as prepared as possible for any eventuality that may arise.

Here are some essential tips to teach and discuss with our children before they venture through the streets of our city.

Help your child become familiar with all the mechanisms and features of the car. Teach them how to position their seat to drive comfortably, use the turn signals, the emergency brake, the rear-view mirrors, etc. It is vital to go over all the things they will use while driving so they feel comfortable with them.

Be patient. Don’t raise your voice when teaching them. On the contrary, calmly and patiently teach them how to anticipate turning, stopping at a traffic light, moving again, etc. Teach them to take their time to perform all the necessary maneuvers during their journey.

Avoid all possible distractions. Emphasize how important it is to avoid distractions while driving. Things like cell phones, talking or texting, playing on the car stereo, etc. are incredibly dangerous and cause many accidents a year. Teach him how important it is to stay alert and keep their eyes on the road.

Seat belt. Of course, one of the essential things is using a seat belt, both for the driver and for the passengers. Make sure your child puts it on automatically once they get in the car.

Obey traffic signals. From speed limits to traffic lights, warnings, and all kinds of signs that can be found on the road. Ensure they are familiar with them and have no questions about what they mean and what to do.

Putting these tips into practice helps keep our teens safe on the road. If you are involved in a car accident and need legal help or representation, contact Nourmand Legal. We are here for you.

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What type of damages am I entitled to in a personal injury case? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-type-of-damages-am-i-entitled-to-in-a-personal-injury-case/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-type-of-damages-am-i-entitled-to-in-a-personal-injury-case/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 22:15:22 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-type-of-damages-am-i-entitled-to-in-a-personal-injury-case/ Having an attorney who specializes in handling personal injury cases is crucial. Cases like these need the experience and knowledge of a professional who can help you […]

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Having an attorney who specializes in handling personal injury cases is crucial. Cases like these need the experience and knowledge of a professional who can help you get everything you deserve so that you can get back on your feet and get on with your life.

A common question clients have is: what type of damages am I entitled to in a personal injury lawsuit?

In general, damages fall into two categories:

• Economic damages. It refers to all those damages that can be quantified in money. This would include all medical expenses you have had or will have to have. For example, damage to your property, rehabilitation expenses, current lost wages, and future lost wages, lab tests, emergency room service, and all those expenses that you had to pay out of pocket and to which you can give an economic value. In the most devastating accidents which involve wrongful death, this would also include funeral and burial or cremation expenses.

• Non-economic damages. Likewise, these refer to all the damages suffered by the victim and/or relatives that cannot be quantified in money. Within this type of damage we can include: emotional or psychological pain and suffering; mental illnesses or disorders developed from the accident such as post-traumatic stress disorder, loss of joie de vivre, and loss of lifestyle; it can also include the loss of the ability to work, the loss of the company of a relative, etc.

These two types of damages are known as compensatory damages. However, it is essential to know that in addition to them, there are also punitive damages. There are situations in which a judge may find that the negligent party’s actions were grossly reckless or carried out maliciously. In this case, punitive damages are also included in the compensatory amount. Punitive damages are intended to punish the accused, a penalty that seriously affects their financial situation to prevent this behavior from being repeated in the future. Punitive damages generally have an amount limit that varies from state to state.

If you have any concerns or questions about a personal injury claim, at Nourmand Legal, we are experienced and at your service. Call now!

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What Happens During The Free Consultation Process? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-happens-during-the-free-consultation-process/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-happens-during-the-free-consultation-process/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:18:27 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/?p=954 You are facing a legal situation, and you think that the best thing you can do is consult with a lawyer, which is indeed the best and […]

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You are facing a legal situation, and you think that the best thing you can do is consult with a lawyer, which is indeed the best and most convenient thing for you to do. Several attorneys offer initial consultations, either free or paid, to discuss the situation with you. But, what is the purpose of these initial consultations? And what exactly happens during them? Below, we will explain why they are necessary and the matters that are discussed in them.

Most law firms offer a free initial consultation. During them, you do not receive any legal help. These initial consultations are more about discussing in-depth the circumstances of your case, getting to know what your goals are, and seeing if you can work together.

This process is fundamental for both parties. On the one hand, the lawyer confirms if you have a valid case and if the goals you want to achieve are congruent and whether he can help you achieve them. On the other hand, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person in front of you, and that you are sure that this person has sufficient experience and knowledge to take your case.

Once the lawyer understands your situation and everything your case entails, he will talk to you about your possible options and determine whether he can help you or not. Above all, of course, he will determine the total cost of his fees for the legal process.

Some attorneys may ask you for a sum in advance, which will be put into a trust in your name, and will be part of the total amount due. Other firms may not request any payment until positive results are obtained.

The initial consultation is an excellent time to ask the attorney any questions you have, for example, questions about his experience, the results he has had with other clients with similar situations, what you can expect from your case, etc. If, after this initial consultation, you decide to hire the lawyer, other meetings will be scheduled. Then, the lawyer and his team will begin to gather as much information as possible about your situation.

The relationship between client and attorney is extremely important. Make sure you are working with someone you feel comfortable with and with whom you feel complete confidence that they will try to take the best care of you during the process. If you have any questions, at Nourmand Legal, we are here to answer them. Call us now.

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Safety Advantages of Sitting in the Front Seat vs The Back https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-advantages-of-sitting-in-the-front-seat-vs-the-back/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-advantages-of-sitting-in-the-front-seat-vs-the-back/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:11:00 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/safety-advantages-of-sitting-in-the-front-seat-vs-the-back/ Most people think that the back seat is safer than the front seat in a car accident. This has been believed for many years, and perhaps that […]

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Most people think that the back seat is safer than the front seat in a car accident. This has been believed for many years, and perhaps that was the case in the past. However, researchers have recently conducted several studies to test this theory and confirm whether this remains true.

Technology has advanced tremendously, especially in the automotive area. Safety tests are continually being carried out to determine what improvements need to be made, which car is safer, and in which seat and in which way passengers are best protected. Research conducted by the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed how much front seat safety in a car has improved.

Seat belts have advanced in their design, shape, and function. That, coupled with the fact that all cars must have airbags that all vehicles in the United States, keeps the passengers in front safer in a crash.

Unfortunately, the same has not happened with back seat safety, which is still extremely basic in comparison. The IIHS has asked automakers to address this discrepancy and create safety features and mechanisms that can match the front seats.

In the rear, people only have the seat belt, which is tightened at the time of a crash. Although it also has a mechanism to have a little give in cases where the belt can do more damage, many injuries and fatalities are still observed from the pressure that the seat belt exerts on the chest, abdomen, and even the spine.

This factor is worth remembering in terms of older people riding in the front seats, where they will undoubtedly be more protected.

This does not mean that safety in the rear of the cars is low, but rather that great emphasis has been placed on increasing the front end’s safety due to frontal crashes that end in devastating situations. It is important to remember that driving safely can save our lives. If you have an accident or need help and legal advice, at Nourmand Legal, we are here to serve you. Call us!

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What happens if you side swipe a car? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-happens-if-you-side-swipe-a-car/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-happens-if-you-side-swipe-a-car/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:39:20 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/?p=937 Generally, a sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are driving parallel. One of them tries to invade the other’s lane, thus hitting the car, motorcycle, or any […]

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Generally, a sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are driving parallel. One of them tries to invade the other’s lane, thus hitting the car, motorcycle, or any other vehicle type next to it.

These types of crashes can occur for various reasons:

        Driving in a reckless or negligent manner.

        Speeding

        Lack of experience when driving. Not taking into account the car’s blind spots.

        Driving under the influence of any substance like alcohol, drugs, or medications.

        Driving in a distracted manner, be it texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.

Damage to cars can range from minor to major, and injuries can also occur. As in any other accident, the first thing you should do is make sure that there are no injuries, and you are safe. You will then need to call the police to issue an official crash report. This report will be helpful if you decide to file a lawsuit.

You should also call your insurance company, who will appear at the scene to verify and analyze the crash, and then determine liability for it.

In these cases, the culprit will usually be the driver who decided to change lanes without caution. To make a lane change, we must remember that we must use our turn signals, check our blind spots, and then do it safely, without trying to beat any other car.

These accidents can range from very minor, where only two cars are involved, to more severe. As a normal reaction, drivers often swerve when someone collides with them, causing the driver to crash with other vehicles, with a pole, with a containment fence, etc.

It is essential to see a doctor to be checked, regardless of whether you feel any pain or injury. Remember that some injuries take hours, days, or even weeks to develop. Don’t rule out that you may be hurt, and don’t declare during the accident that there were no injuries until you can be absolutely sure.

At Nourmand Legal, we are experts in all types of car accidents, and we can help you analyze your case. Call us today!

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Accidents Caused by Car Breakdowns in LA and Orange Counties https://www.nourmandlegal.com/accidents-caused-by-car-breakdowns-in-la-and-orange-counties/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/accidents-caused-by-car-breakdowns-in-la-and-orange-counties/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2020 18:06:20 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/accidents-caused-by-car-breakdowns-in-la-and-orange-counties/ In Los Angeles County and Orange County, many fatal car accidents occur, which isn’t surprising since both places have intersections that can be extremely dangerous. The reasons […]

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In Los Angeles County and Orange County, many fatal car accidents occur, which isn’t surprising since both places have intersections that can be extremely dangerous. The reasons for these accidents are diverse. It could be a distracted driver or one under the influence of some substance, for example. However, there are unexpected situations that no driver can plan for, and it is then that we must be extra careful.

Our car can break down on the road. It could be because a tire blows out, or we fall into a hole or because the car has a mechanical failure, among many other causes. If your car breaks down in the middle of the road, you need to follow these recommendations:

• Make sure you are very careful when getting out of the car. If you are in an intersection, especially a dangerous one, turn on your hazard lights immediately. The first thing you should be concerned about in a case like this is your safety.

• Make sure other drivers know what is happening. Not only your hazard lights can help you here, but also any other emergency signs you may have in your car, such as cones or red lights.

• Ask for help if necessary to be able to move your car safely. You can request the help of other drivers, the police, or a family member who could come to help. The important thing is to get out of the way since not only are you in danger, but you can also contribute to more accidents.

• Stay calm and wait for help. If it is dangerous to be under the car, stay inside and ask for help on your cell phone. Of course, traffic will get worse, but you will be more protected.

As a driver, always remember to take the necessary precautions regarding the distance you keep between your car and others. If a driver has a flat tire or bumps into an obstacle in the road, he will most likely turn the wheel suddenly and without thinking. Numerous accidents have been recorded as a result of these events. Stay at a safe distance and always alert to what is going on around you. If you or a family member suffers an accident of this type and you need to consult a lawyer, at Nourmand Legal we are at your service. Call us!

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Who’s at fault when it comes to U turn Accidents? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/whos-at-fault-when-it-comes-to-u-turn-accidents/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/whos-at-fault-when-it-comes-to-u-turn-accidents/#respond Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:28:04 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/?p=919 As drivers, we know that we must be careful when taking a turn. We know that we have to use our turn signals and that we must […]

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As drivers, we know that we must be careful when taking a turn. We know that we have to use our turn signals and that we must be in the correct lane to do so. Unfortunately, we also know that saying it and doing it are two very different things. And sometimes, we can meet drivers who are not careful when maneuvering.

One of the turns that can cause accidents is the famous “U” turn, which we all know. But perhaps we are not very clear on who would be the person responsible if, when making this type of turn, an accident occurs.

Well, if this were the case, to determine responsibility we must take into account the following:

• Was the U-turn legally allowed in the place where it was made?

• Did the driver exercise due care and respect traffic laws when making said turn?

• Are there other factors to consider that could have contributed to the accident?

The possibility or not of being able to make a U-turn is often marked by some signposting that indicates whether it is legal to do so or not. That would, of course, be the first point to consider. However, even if the U-turn was legal, we would have to consider whether the driver made it from the correct lane and did not cross from a middle lane, which would result in a terrible mistake on his part.

If we already determined that the U-turn was legal at that location, the next thing we need to look at is whether the driver made the turn properly. That is if he did it when the traffic light indicated, or when he had enough space between the approaching cars to do so. If he made the turn at an appropriate speed, or if he made it too slow or too fast while the opposite traffic light was green. Or if by doing so, he did not have enough space, so he ended up blocking traffic.

Some factors that we will also have to take into account are whether the driver was texting, talking on the phone, or driving distractedly.

If you have been involved in an accident of this type and need advice, give us a call today! We will be happy to help you.

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Most Common Injuries Among Restaurant Patrons https://www.nourmandlegal.com/most-common-injuries-among-restaurant-patrons/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/most-common-injuries-among-restaurant-patrons/#respond Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:36:12 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/most-common-injuries-among-restaurant-patrons/ Restaurant owners, like the owners of any other type of public property, have the responsibility to maintain and ensure that their facilities are free of risks and […]

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Restaurant owners, like the owners of any other type of public property, have the responsibility to maintain and ensure that their facilities are free of risks and dangers for the people who visit them. This is legally known as Facilities Liability, and failure to comply with this can lead to accidents, and consequently, penalizations for owners or managers.

The most common accidents that occur in a restaurant are slip and fall accidents, either because some liquid has been spilled somewhere in the restaurant or because there are obstacles or uneven floors on the paths that customers walk. It is the responsibility of the owners or managers to keep the paths clear of obstacles and to notify customers in the event of a situation such as a spill or a breakdown.

If you or a loved one have been involved in such an accident, call us for advice. Slip and fall accidents may seem like a simple thing, but they can have serious health consequences for the victims.

In the case of filing a claim for Facilities Liability, we must prove that the restaurant owner was aware of the existence of danger or risky conditions. The people who work in these businesses know that they must regularly check the facilities, including the bathrooms, to make sure that everything is working correctly and that the customers do not have any mishap.

We will help you obtain compensation for damages that cover everything that the accident has brought as a consequence, such as medical expenses, lost days of work, future lost wages, pain, and suffering.

In some cases, you can also have injuries as a result of foreign objects found in food, such as stones, glass, metal, which can hurt your teeth and mouth, as well as your jaw. These foreign objects can also cause considerable damage to your throat, intestines, stomach, etc. when swallowed.

You must have a lawyer specialized in the matter to advise you and explain the options and steps to follow. Call us at Nourmand Legal to make an appointment. We are waiting for you!

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When to Consider Filing a Personal Injury Case? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/when-to-consider-filing-a-personal-injury-case/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/when-to-consider-filing-a-personal-injury-case/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:36:49 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/?p=905 No one leaves their home hoping they had an accident. Not on the street, not at work, much less in their car. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and it […]

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No one leaves their home hoping they had an accident. Not on the street, not at work, much less in their car. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and it is important to keep in mind that there are situations where we may consider filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation for damages and thus help us recover from an event like this.

When you are involved in an accident in which you result personally injured, and in which the negligent conduct of a third party has been the cause, it is only fair that you obtain compensation for all the damages that you could have suffered during the accident. From medical bills to rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and damage to your property, etc.

It is important to consider that even in cases where you may have been partially responsible for the accident, you still have the right to claim compensation. This would be placed in the hands of the judge or jury to determine the corresponding amounts of both parties.

To find out if you have a valid case, and what options you have, it is important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer with this type of experience will be able to advise you on whether you should go ahead and explain to you how the process will be.

At Nourmand Legal we will accompany you every step of the way, always taking into account your interests and communicating with you so that you are informed at all times.

It is required to review all the circumstances surrounding the case, as well as the evidence and witnesses that may be available. It is important to mention that there is a statute of limitations to present these cases. That is, there is a time limit since the accident occurred within which you can file a lawsuit.

The sooner you do it, the better. Especially since you will need to consider all the expenses you will have and you do not want your financial situation and that of your family to be seriously affected.

Often times, personal injury cases are settled out of court. As your attorneys, we work hard so that in any case you get the maximum compensation you deserve and to help you recover. Call us today at (800) 550-9816 and get an appointment to discuss your case with us. We are waiting for you!

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What are the penalties for cycling under the influence in California? https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-are-the-penalties-for-cycling-under-the-influence-in-california/ https://www.nourmandlegal.com/what-are-the-penalties-for-cycling-under-the-influence-in-california/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:33:33 +0000 https://www.nourmandlegal.com/?p=898 We all know that one of the main and most commonly heard tips when driving is not to do it under the influence of any substance, be […]

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We all know that one of the main and most commonly heard tips when driving is not to do it under the influence of any substance, be it alcohol, drugs, or both. But what happens when we ride a bicycle? Is it also a crime to do so under those circumstances?

Yes, in the state of California this is also a crime. The Vehicle Code 21200.5 VC establishes that driving a bicycle on a highway, street, road, or sidewalk while the driver is under the influence of any substance is considered a misdemeanor that can be punished with a fine of up to $250. Although a misdemeanor, it does not require that the person spend time in prison, it is still a situation in which you not only put your life at risk but that of the people around you.

Some of the examples that we find in different cases are such as:

– Riding on the sidewalk while intoxicated on the way home from a party or bar after drinking
– Riding a bicycle through different streets of a specific area, after having consumed marijuana
– Not respecting stops or other traffic signs due to one’s intoxicated state

Even though it is considered a misdemeanor, the rider can also receive an infraction for being drunk on public roads. And the matter is even more complicated if the rider is under 21 years old. This situation not only goes on your record but can also interfere with your right to drive a car, which is a situation that nobody wants to go through.

However, this code allows the violating rider to request a toxicological analysis to demonstrate that he is not under the influence of any substance. Of course, if that is the case, then you will be entitled to defend yourself so as to prove otherwise, a process for which you will need an attorney.

At Nourmand Legal we can help you if you find yourself in a situation like this. We will listen to your case and give you the best possible legal advice, always taking into account your own interests and what suits you best. Call us today at (880) 550-9816 and make an appointment with us.

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