Car Accident

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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Amazon Prime Delivery and Serious Accidents

By Joseph Low on August 11, 2020 - Comments off

Fast delivery and online shopping have taken over our shopping habits, allowing us to easily order everything from diapers to TVs to fresh produce on Amazon’s marketplace. These on-demand services require a massive network of delivery centers, trucks, and drivers to keep up with customers’ needs. Sadly, this means California’s roadways are now packed with highly pressured drivers attempting to complete hundreds of orders each day, often while driving recklessly.

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Long Beach Road Hazards and the Accidents They Cause

By Joseph Low on July 28, 2020 - Comments off

Anyone who has gone more than a few miles through Long Beach, whether on the 1 Freeway or any number of side streets, has experienced a rocky ride through the city. Despite years of complaints from Long Beach residents, the city is still struggling to improve road conditions. While some of these hazards merely result in an uncomfortable drive, a failing infrastructure can cause devastating car accidents.

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Avoiding Intersection Accidents

By Joseph Low on January 22, 2020 - Comments off

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, intersection crashes account for almost 25% of auto fatalities in the state of California. Nationwide, intersection crashes account for nearly 50% of all auto accidents that result in injury or death, making intersections the most dangerous places on the road. With good sense and defensive driving, however, you can drastically reduce your risk of an accident when moving through an intersection.

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Long Beach Is Trying to Make the Streets Safer for Pedestrians

By Joseph Low on September 30, 2019 - Comments off

As stated in a recent Long Beach Post article, 31 people were killed in traffic crashes in Long Beach last year, including 11 pedestrians and bicyclists. To address this serious problem, city leaders have initiated the Safe Streets Long Beach Vision Zero Project, an action plan with the goal of eliminating severe and fatal traffic-related injuries by 2026. Read the rest »

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Summer Is a Time for Relaxation, But Pedestrians Shouldn’t Let Their Guard Down

By Joseph Low on July 1, 2019 - Comments off

As we move into the summertime in Long Beach, you might be itching to break out the grill or walk down to the shoreline. Long Beach is filled with commerce, entertainment, and other things to occupy you and your family’s time during the summer. However, as you are out walking around, it’s important to remember the dangers you could face from other drivers as a pedestrian. Read the rest »

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The Worst Intersections in Long Beach

By Joseph Low on April 1, 2019 - Comments off

With over 470,000 residents, Long Beach is the seventh most populated city in California. Three major freeways run through Long Beach, and the city is a hotbed of commerce and entertainment. And of course, like the rest of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Long Beach has a lot of traffic. If you’re familiar with the city, it should be no secret that the following intersections are some of the most hazardous… Read the rest »

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Who’s at Fault in a Rear-End Collision? It May Not Be so Simple…

By Joseph Low on April 12, 2017 - Comments off

rear-ended2If you’ve ever been involved in a rear-end collision, chances are you’ve heard the common theory about who’s at fault. Even for people who haven’t been involved, the common perception is that the person at the back of a rear-end collision is always at fault.

But did you know there is no actual rule behind this theory? The theory holds true most of the time, but there’s no specific law alluding to this. So how did this idea get started? To get there, we need to answer a few other questions.

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How Do Long Beach Drivers Compare to Others?

By Joseph Low on April 10, 2017 - Comments off

car-accident2Based on statistics comparing drivers in Long Beach to other California cities of comparable sizes, Long Beach drivers are generally pretty safe. There are some specific areas— collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists, for example—where Long Beach has pretty high numbers, but incidents of driving at high speeds or under the influence of alcohol are fewer. Long Beach drivers seem to show proper caution and treat driving with respect, though it may be a dangerous place to walk or ride a bike. Read the rest »

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Four Ways Your Life Can Change Forever After a Catastrophic Car Accident

By Joseph Low on November 28, 2016 - Comments off

car-accident-damagedBeing involved in a catastrophic car accident can be especially traumatizing for all involved. Whether it is a single-vehicle or a multi-vehicle collision, the effects of these accidents can result in long-term consequences for the injured party. Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors from intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued drivers, to hazardous road conditions. In the event that there is a catastrophic car accident, here are four ways in which the victims’ lives can be dramatically changed.

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