TRUCK AND AUTO ACCIDENTS
Due to trucks sheer size and weight, commercial trucks crashes can be disastrous. At the Law Offices of Allen Farshi, we are committed to helping individuals who have been injured in such accidents. If you have been hurt or lost someone you love, we encourage you to contact us as soon as you can. We are ready to help you fight for your just compensation. No matter the cause of your accident or the circumstances surrounding it, our team of experienced accident attorneys can help protect your legal rights.

At the Law Offices of Allen Farshi, personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis. That means you pay us nothing unless we recover all your damages and more. Injuries generally include specials covering all your medical expenses, general damages for your bodily pain and suffering, including damages occasioned by your mental anguish, lost wages or income, and compensation for any long-term disability.


























Due to the severe nature of injuries generally sustained in a truck accident case, damages and settlement can be expected to be in the millions. For those reasons, trucking companies are covered by policies with commercial policy limits. Often more than one commercial insurance policy will come into play, and may even include the injured parties own insurance policy. This is why you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney with experience in truck accidents.


At the law offices of Allen Farshi, we understand the severe nature of the injuries sustained in these type of accidents. We are trial attorneys and will aggressively prosecute your case through trial. Were structured settlements are required our expertise in handling such matters will come into play.   


The Most Common Types of Trucking Accidents

Jackknife:
A jackknife occurs when the trailer portion of a truck skids and forms a 90-degree angle to the tractor (imagine a pocketknife closing). A jackknife causes the driver to lose control of the truck and creates a dangerous situation. The following conditions are contributing factors in a jackknife accident:

speeding at 55 mph or higher, as the length of the truck increases, so does the chances of a jackknife. Conversely, however, as the weight of the truck and its cargo increased, the odds of a jackknife actually decreased, although it did increase the odds when the truck became lighter.

Consider the following statistics:

Adverse weather conditions make the odds of a jackknife accident 3.22 times higher
Jackknifes are 86% more likely to happen on a curved roadway as opposed to a straight one
Poor lighting conditions increases the chances of a jackknife by 43%

Speeding: Speeding, especially around a corner, may cause rollovers. Rollovers can also occur when a tire goes off the pavement and a driver tries to return to the road. Once a truck begins to roll, it is completely out of control.

Tire Blowout: If you have ever experienced a tire blowout, you know it can cause you to lose control of the vehicle. This danger is magnified when the vehicle is a large truck that weighs tens of thousands of pounds.

Underride Accidents: Underride accidents occur when a vehicle behind a truck smashes into the trailer and is carried underneath by its momentum. If there is enough force in the collision, the entire cab of the car can be completely obliterated.


PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Some of the most common circumstances, resulting in pedestrian injuries in auto accidents are drunk driving, texting or using one's cellphone while driving, failing to stop for the pedestrian before clearing the walkway, and in some instances, even assaulting the pedestrian with the vehicle with criminal intent. At the Law Offices of Allen Farshi
we understand that the severity of your injuries can often prevent you from seeking immediate legal counsel, as such, we will always be happy to come to you.  


Needless to say, the injuries caused to a pedestrian in such instances can be catastrophic. In many cases, the injured was simply old or inflicted with muscular skeletal, or degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, was limping or using a cane. Either way, the driver of a motor vehicle will always take the injured party as they find them.  This means the driver will be responsible for all injuries proximately occasioned by the drivers own negligence or fault.

Insurance company defenses in pedestrian cases are typical that the pedestrian was jaywalking, running across the street in an unsafe and dangerous manner, leaving the driver no time to respond. 



MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
The most common reasons for motorcycle accidents are:



 











1. A car turns left in front of you


2. A car changes lane into you


3. A car hits you from behind

4. Driver opens the car door in your path 

5. Car driver purposely pushes you off the road 


6. You lock your brakes, causing you to skid
   and collide with the vehicle in front of you.


Except for the last example, in each incident, the car driver is generally at fault. The injuries sustained in motor accidents are generally severe and often result in serious neck and head injuries. In many instances, the car driver panics and won't even stop to call help for the rider. A hit and run resulting in bodily injury in California is a Felony. 

The problem, however, is that the insurance industry as a whole is biased towards motorcycle riders. As such these type of accidents and the resulting claim are viewed with suspicion. Claims are typically denied.   


The severity of injuries in a motorcycle accident often results in the injured person's failure to seek immediate legal attention. We are aware of this matter and will be happy to come to you. Our low contingency rate of 22% is one of the lowest in the industry.

If you were involved in a motor accident call the Law Offices of Allen Farshi, immediately at 310 882 6500
We are aggressive personal injury attorneys and will recover all your damages.






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DOG BITE INJURY 

It may seem unfair, but in California a dog owner is responsible for all damages caused by their dog should it attack someone, regardless of a lack of previous vicious behavior. The statue applies to all situations when someone is injured by a dog including when it occurs on either private or public property. At the law offices of Allen Farshi, we understand that the severity or nature of your injuries can often prevent you from seeking immediate legal counsel. As a such, we will always be happy to come to you.

There are a few exceptions where a dog owner can defend their case by demonstrating that the victim assumed the risk of being attacked. Some situations which are commonly defendable include when the victim was either trespassing on the owners’ property, in the process of committing a crime or somehow aggravated the dog into attacking them. This provision allows dogs to maintain their role as a protector for their owners’ homes from burglars and vandals without the fear of incurring a lawsuit.








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While ownership of a dog classified as “potentially dangerous” or “vicious” by the state is not illegal, it does carry additional responsibilities which owners are accountable for being aware of. Dogs with these classifications are required to be kept in an enclosure which must both keep the dog from escaping as well as prevent children from entering. These types of dogs are only allowed outside of the enclosure when restrained by a leash and/or muzzle and under the control of a responsible adult. Cities also retain the ability to prohibit the ownership of a vicious dog at any time should they find it not being properly restrained or kept away from the public.

Should you be involved in an unprovoked attack by a dog, it is crucial for your settlement that you seek legal counsel immediately. Call the Law Offices of Allen Farshi at
(310) 882 6500 Now. We are skilled California dog bite lawyers and know the steps that must be taken in order to have you compensated for medical bills, your damages as well as your emotional trauma. We take these cases on a contingency basis. You owe us nothing unless we win. 

Understanding California Civil Code §2243

Per California law, an owner of a dog is to be held liable should their pet cause damages by biting another person either in public or when they are lawfully on private property. Unlike other states, this liability is not dependent on the previous behavior of the animal; even if the dog had never exhibited vicious behavior prior to the attack, even of the owner had no prior knowledge of the animal's behavior, they are still liable. So, for example, a completely peaceful pet could become frightened and bite a guest; even if the dog had never reacted in such a way, the owner should be liable.

An important section of this law centers on the phrase "lawfully in a private place." This means that should a person be trespassing and be bitten by a dog, the owner would not be held liable. That being said, the owner is liable in situations where they have to go onto private property while operating in the capacity of the United States government – for example, performing a duty imposed by state or federal law. It also means owners are liable should their dog bite guests which received expressed or implied invitation onto the land.

California Code §3342(b) also specifies that the liability of this law does not extend to cases where military or police dogs bit during the course of their official work when reacting to "annoying, harassing, or provoking act(s)." For example, should a police officer legally bring their dog onto private property, and should their dog react to harassment by biting – the police officer would not be liable.

LET US HELP YOU!

At the Law Offices of Allen Farshi, we have the expertise and capability to handle a dog bite, auto accident, personal injury, truck accident, car accident, or wrongful death case. We accept these cases on a contingency basis. That means you will pay nothing unless we recover your damages and more. 

Client satisfaction is our top priority, and that’s why we will leave no stone unturned to please our clients. Our dog bite attorneys take care of everything from getting essential paperwork done to contacting insurance companies. Expertise and professionalism are hallmarks of our law firm. We completely understand the trauma and injuries a dog bite can cause. The worst part about animal attacks is that often times because someone else was not following safety rules, you may have to pay the price.

Our dog bite attorneys work very hard to make sure your dog bite claim is quickly processed and you get the largest benefit possible. Dog bites can shake up anyone, and our dog bite attorneys completely realize this.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE BEEN BITTEN

• See a Doctor IMMEDIATELY - Your injury could be more SERIOUS than you realize.
. Take photos, videos and contact information for witnesses.
. If you don't have a Doctor, we'll help you find one.
• Call IMMEDIATELY if the Adjuster asks you to see a "Company Doctor".
• DO NOT accept an "OFFER" unless you get a "FREE SECOND OPINION" from us.
• DO NOT give a STATEMENT to anyone - it's EVIDENCE and can be used AGAINST YOU!
• DO NOT SIGN Anything without Our Advice - it could be a RELEASE (which ends your right
to collect in the future even if your injury is more serious than you realize) or an AUTHORIZATION (which allows them to get ALL your Confidential Records, even old ones that have nothing to do with the accident!).

• We can find out if you are entitled to BENEFITS from "COLLATERAL SOURCES" and if a
"STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT" is right for you.
• "SPECIAL NEED TRUSTS" for the seriously injured. 


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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
The severity of a traumatic brain injury can range from a minor change in cognitive ability to a lengthy period of unconsciousness, coma or death.


If you or your loved one has suffered from a preventable traumatic brain or spine injury, you may want to call us for a free in depth one hour consultation at the Law Offices of Allen Farshi. Brain injuries are amongst the most severe types of injuries as they result in permanent disability or death. Due to the serious nature of your injuries, it would be within your best interests to secure immediate legal assistance from us. While you focus on your health and recovery, we will handle each legal aspect of your case. If your physician or healthcare provider failed to properly treat your injury, we will fight to hold them liable for damages. Call (310) 882-6500 today for a free completely confidential consultation in the privacy of our office.  When the injury is recent and traumatic, and a trip to our office is not possible, we will be happy to meet you at your home or at the medical facility where you are receiving treatment. 


Symptoms of brain injury


Any brain function can be disrupted by brain trauma: excessive sleepiness, inattention, difficulty concentrating, impaired memory, faulty judgment, depression, irritability, emotional outbursts, disturbed sleep, diminished libido, difficulty switching between two tasks, and slowed thinking. Sorting out bonafide brain damage from the effects of migraine headaches, pain elsewhere in the body, medications, depression, preoccupation with financial loss, job status, loss of status in the community, loss of status in the family, and any ongoing litigation can be a formidable task.


Proving Brain Injury

Unless there is objective evidence of brain injury on MRI or CT Scan, the insurance companies assume the individual is faking their injuries or the person has psychological problems that pre-existed the accident. The first order of business is to "objectify" as best as possible our clients' injuries. A patient's condition will be the focal point of any case. We know that juries are sympathetic to brain injuries that can be proved. Also, know that in pursuing a brain injury claim, you will be opening up your entire life history to examination. Grade school records, medical records from childhood and anything else through the years that the insurance companies can obtain is open game. Psychological and psychiatric records are obtainable and will be obtained.

Remember that many of these difficulties can be overcome and dealt with by an experienced brain injury litigation attorney.

New Technologies can help prove Brain Injury

In the past 20 years, we have learned a great deal about brain injury, especially that the brain is more vulnerable to injury than we previous thought. It was once thought that a person who did not lose consciousness could not have experienced a brain injury. We now know that this is not the case. Likewise, it was previously felt that none with a normal MRI or CT Scan could have suffered a permanent brain injury. That is no longer true. However, proving a brain injury is the best and quickest route to winning or settling a brain injury case. In that regard, we are fortunate that startling new sophisticated technologies have come forth in the past ten years which are more sensitive than MRIs or CT Scans in showing objective brain injury.

These are:
MRI/DTI: This test done on a normal MRI machine with special software known as "Diffusion Tensor Imaging" and is particularly sensitive to damages in the white matter tracts of the brain. White matter is in the interior of the brain and serves as connection like telegraph wires which connect different parts or lobes of the brains gray matter. When these are injured , communication is diminished and impairment results. DTI tracks the movement of water molecules within white matter fibers. The results have been correlated to outcome, neuropsychological testing, and other factors consistent with known medical science. MRI/SWI: Another specialty version of the MRI is known as "susceptibility weighted imaging or SWI". This allows the radiologist to see very tiny bleeds in the brain known as micro hemorrhages. These can arise when the brain is shaken and are not normally seen on plain MRIs. The SWI can visualize iron molecules left over from tiny brain bleeds after a trauma. After a high speed collision there could be hundreds of these tiny micro hemorrhages in a client's brain. MRI/MRS: this technology known as "spectroscopy" looks at the balance and ratio of certain molecules in the brain matter. If the molecules are out of balance because of trauma, a MRS will pick up the inbalance. This technology is not widely available at the present time, but is gaining acceptance. (Similarly, "biomarkers" of the presence of traumatic brain injury are now known to get into the blood stream immediately after a trauma. Professor Hayes of the University of Florida has developed and is marketing a biomarker product that may be in use in emergency rooms across the nation shortly.)