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Know Your Rights

If you, or a close family member have been injured in a car accident, Cutrone & Associates, your local Car Accident LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS wants you to know that you have rights. As experienced car accident attorneys, we are here to protect those rights.

Luckily, most car accidents are relatively minor and the damage is minimal. But Just because there isn’t major damage to your car does make the process of recovery “simple.” When it comes to making insurance claim or initiating a law suit, there is no such thing as “simple.”

Regardless of how little damage there is to your vehicle, you may have still sustained a soft tissue or whiplash injury that over time persists into chronic pain. As a Car Accident LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS, Cutrone & Associates has expertise in presenting minimal impact-significant injury claims to both insurance companies and juries. As a competent personal injury attorney, our firm can help you recover full financial compensation for medical care, lost wages, and personal property losses.

Car accidents have a number of causes. Many stem from negligent driving including texting behind the wheel, cell phone abuse and DUI. Driver error or negligence is the number one cause of automobile accidents in North America. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a factor in 33% of all fatal automobile accidents throughout the U.S.

Other forms of driver negligence that form grounds for a personal injury claim include:...

Bicycle Accidents

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS would like you to know that if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you may be eligible to launch a personal injury suit.

No one can file a personal injury claim on a whim. There must be suitable grounds for doing so.

Certain conduct is deemed sufficient grounds or reason for filing a personal injury claim against the individual, organization, or group that can be held responsible for causing your bicycle to be involved in an accident which injured you, the cyclist.

You must establish that your physical and/or emotional injuries were a result of their actions or failure to act. This is the foundation for your personal injury claim.

Grounds for personal injury claims usually lie in one of three categories:

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS can help if you have sustained an injury in a bicycle accident resulting in the action or failure to...

What to do in Case of an Auto Accident

AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER NORTH HOLLYWOOD wants you to realize that it is important to know the actions you should take if you are involved in an auto accident. You should contact the police immediately. A police report will help establish fault on the other party. You may give the police details about the accident. Try to give an accurate report of what occurred. Take pictures. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses. Exchange name, driver’s license, address and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved. But above all, do not discuss any details about the accident or your injuries or give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company.  This is very important as the other driver’s insurance company will looking for ways to establish fault or partial fault against you.  Always talk to a lawyer before talking with the other driver’s insurance company. However, you should call your car insurance company. Provide details, time, place of the accident, other driver’s insurance details. If a personal injury has occurred, there may be grounds for a claim. As such,  

Car Seat Safety Tips

While mechanical engineers have worked very hard to create designs for the safest child car seats possible, CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS would like to remind parents that well-designed car sears are only as good as diligent use and careful installation of those car seats. Parent mustensure car seats and booster seats are available, in use, and installed properly.

CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHERMAN OAKS want parents and others who transport children and youth those road injuries are the greatest single cause of preventable deaths and injuries to North American children. Properly used child safety seats will reduce the risk of death by almost 75% percent.

Tips for Car Seat Use

  • Almost 75% of car seats are not available or are not installed correctly according to police safety checks
  • NEVER transport a child without a child’s car seat. It’s the law.
  • Before you start your trip, always check your child’s car seat. This check takes less than fifteen minutes.


Quick Checklist

  1. Make sure the seat is the right size: Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. These labels have an expiration date. Make sure the seat is still current.
  2. Make sure the car seat and child are in the right place. Kids ride in the backseat until they are thirteen.
  3. Is the child facing the right direction? Until children are two...