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The Relationship Between Social Media and Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on May 27, 2021 - Comments off

No one can deny that the advancements in smartphone technology have led to an increase in distracted driving over the past decade. Now that everyone has a computer in their pocket, it is natural that people are tempted to make calls, text, or look up their destinations while driving.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Are Landlords Liable for Dog Bites?

By Joseph Low on April 19, 2021 - Comments off

Under California’s strict liability dog-bite laws, the dog’s owner is liable for any injuries caused by the dog. However, in certain cases, landlords can also be held liable for dog bites.

After being bitten, it is important to review every potential liable party with your attorney to make sure you get the maximum value for your case.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

How to Secure Footage of an Accident

By Joseph Low on March 22, 2021 - Comments off

Wherever you drive these days, you are likely to be on camera. Although it may feel like “Big Brother is watching you,” footage of how your crash actually happened could be a major advantage in your car accident claim. Insurance companies can be dismissive of claims without strong evidence, but it is difficult to argue with video proof.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Both Front and Rear-Facing Automatic Brakes May Save Lives and Money

By Joseph Low on February 15, 2021 - Comments off

There isn’t a modern car company that hasn’t released a vehicle with automatic emergency brakes (AEB) in the past few years, and drivers are slowly adapting to this new technology. In fact, all major companies have announced the goal of adding AEB technology to all light vehicles by 2022.

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Posted in: Car Accident

The State of Self-Driving Trucks in California

By Joseph Low on January 26, 2021 - Comments off

Self-Driving TruckRecently, the concept of self-driving cars has gone from being a thing of science fiction to a stark reality. Companies such as Google, Tesla, and Uber have all experimented with self-driving vehicles, with a wide range of successes and failures. We all remember the fatal accident in 2018 when a Tesla crashed into the center divider while in auto-pilot mode and killed its driver.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Understanding California Boating Laws

By Joseph Low on December 22, 2020 - Comments off

Given that California is home to stunning Pacific Coast beaches, gorgeous bays, tranquil lakes, and roaring rivers, there are numerous opportunities to get out on the water. Boating is a wonderful way to explore the coast and relax during the summer, but many boat operators get too loose with the rules. Whether it is due to inexperience, reckless boating maneuvers, or ignoring safety procedures, negligent boating operators cause serious, and often fatal, boating accidents across California.

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Posted in: Boating Accident

How Can a Minor File a Wrongful Death Claim for a Parent’s Death?

By Joseph Low on December 3, 2020 - Comments off

The loss of one’s parents is one of the most tragic events a child can go through. Not only must they deal with a great deal of emotional turmoil, but life will absolutely change. They may have to change homes, live with relatives, and be put in a precarious financial situation. However, if a child lost his or her parents due to an act of negligence, the child may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim.

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Posted in: Wrongful Death

The Importance of Social Media Silence During a Claim

By Joseph Low on October 30, 2020 - Comments off

Sharing photos and life updates to social media is almost second nature, but posting about a car accident or slip and fall might be a fatal mistake. Insurance companies will find every excuse to minimize your claim or deny you coverage after an accident, including using your social media posts against you. Everything from check-in to a local club on Facebook to a tweet about your physical therapy sessions can all have a major impact on your claim.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Ways Insurance Adjusters Deny Car Accident Claims and How to Fight Back

By Joseph Low on October 16, 2020 - Comments off

When we are in a car accident, the one saving grace we hope for is that the other driver’s insurance policy will cover our injuries. Paying out-of-pocket for medical treatment can easily bankrupt a person in the long run, even if you do have high-quality health insurance. That is why it can be incredibly distressing when you go to file a claim only to offer a tiny settlement from the insurance adjuster that hardly covers an ER visit, much less long-term treatment. You may assume that you have to accept their offer, but we at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV are here to tell you that you can fight back and protect your right to proper and fair compensation after an auto accident.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Laying a Bike Down and No Contact Motorcycle Accidents Explained

By Joseph Low on September 22, 2020 - Comments off

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a motorcyclist is being hit by a negligent driver. Not only was the driver careless in their behavior, but they allowed their recklessness to severely injure a motorcyclist. However, not all motorcycle accidents involve a car striking a rider. There are situations where a driver may swerve into the motorcyclist’s lane, pushing them off the road, or even stop suddenly in front of them, forcing the motorcyclist to lay down their bike.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

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