SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Motorcycle Accidents | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

Often times, a motorcycle accident results in serious injuries or death.  Statistics reveal that for every mile traveled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents.  The reason for the severity of injuries in motorcycle accidents is attributed to one fact: motorcycles provide less protection in a crash when compared with other vehicles.

In many accidents involving motorcycles and cars, trucks or buses, the motorcycle is generally struck head-on as opposed to the rear or the side.  In such head-on collisions, the chance of sustaining a serious injury or death dramatically increases because the motorcyclist is generally thrown from his bike due a lack of seat belt.

Sometimes, a motorcycle accident occurs when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist, striking the motorcyclist in the process or forcing him/her to swerve to avoid an impending collision.  This type of accident generally occurs because the driver of the vehicle failed to see the motorcycle due to its size or did not expect a motorcycle to be approaching or passing on the left.  The same may also occur when a vehicle is making a right-hand turn, but this type of accident occurs less frequently.

Another cause of motorcycle accidents could be attributed to lane splitting.  This occurs when a motorcyclist drives between two lanes of traffic where cars are stopped or are moving slowly.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, please give us a call. We will provide you with an honest assessment and educate you.  There is never a fee unless there is recovery in the case. For more information, contact us at (661) 362-0805 or visit our site at:

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Published in: on May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Seat Belts and Car Accidents | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

Ever wonder how seat belts progressed to the seat belts of today?

The credit largely goes to Consumer Attorneys, commonly known as Personal Injury Attorneys, who fought manufacturers for a better and safer seat belt.  Personal Injury Attorneys filed lawsuits that went a long way to highlight the dangers of no seat belt and defective or inferior seat belts.

One such lawsuit involved Chrysler’s Gen 3 defective seat belts, which were installed in more than 14 million cars.  These seat belts were defective because they had a tendency to unlatch in vehicle accidents, making them useless for the very purpose which they were invented.  Because of these lawsuits and the work performed by Personal Injury Attorneys, seat belts have been redesigned.

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Published in: on May 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Do Not Sign Documents Provided By the Insurance Company Post Accident | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

After an injury occurs as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall, the injured party often times receives a package of documents from the adverse insurance company (the insurance company representing the party at fault for the accident, etc.).  In this video, Mason Rashtian warns about signing such documents received from an insurance company.

Simply said: do not sign any such documents without first consulting with an attorney because you may be giving up your rights or allowing the insurance company to obtain personal information which they may not be entitled to.

For more information about personal injury matters, accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, etc., please contact us at (661) 362-0805, or visit our website at:

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Published in: on May 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Gap Insurance May Be Essential After An Accident For Those Who Finance Their Vehicles | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

For more information about personal injury, including accidents, please contact us at (661) 362-0805.

Most people have not heard of Gap Insurance.  What is it?  Do you need it?  How can it potentially help you after an accident.

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Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Take Pictures After an Auto Accident | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

For information about personal injury matters, including auto accidents, please feel free to contact us at (661) 362-0805 or (818) 700-8422.

Mason Rashtian discusses the importance of taking photographs after an accident.

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Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Importance of Having Med Pay and How it Helps You After an Accident | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

In this video, Mason Rashtian discusses the importance of having a Med Pay provision in your automobile policy.  Such a provision can be very beneficial following a car accident.  For an article on Med Pay, please click here.

For more information about all personal injury matters, including accident, please contact us at (661) 362-0805 or (818) 700-8422, or visit our website at:

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Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Importance of Seeking Early Treatment After an Injury Occurs, Such as a Car Accident | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

As explained in this video, it is very important to seek early treatment following a personal injury incident, such as a car accident.

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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | Statistics on Accidents involving Pedestrians | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations, traffic accidents in 2008 resulted in 4,378 pedestrian deaths and 69,000 pedestrian injuries.  If we were to break this down, it would mean that on average, traffic accidents (such as car accidents, bus accidents and truck accidents) results in 1 pedestrian fatality every 120 minutes (i.e. every 2 hours) and 1 injured pedestrian every 8 minutes.

Most pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas (72%), at non-intersection locations (76%), in normal weather conditions (89%), and at night (70%).  Pedestrians have certain rights that need to be protected.  For a complete article on pedestrian rights, please see our article on Pedestrian Accidents (click here).

If you, as a pedestrian, have been struck by a vehicle, you should seek immediate medical attention.  Further, if you wish to obtain an honest assessment of your case, and educate yourself as to your options, please give us a call.  There is never a fee unless there is recovery in the case.  For your convenience, we have three offices throughout Southern California, including Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.

The Mason Law Firm specializes in personal injury matters, including, but not limited to accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, electrocutions, food poisoning, and defective products.  The Mason Law Firm is managed by Mason Rashtian, an AV Rated Attorney, which means that Mr. Rashtian has received the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve in the field of legal ability and ethical standards.

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Published in: on May 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCV Personal Injury Attorney | It is Important to Take Photographs of the Other Vehicle at the Scene of an Accident | The Mason Law Firm | Mason Rashtian

I recently attended mediation involving a car accident where my client was hit from behind by a careless driver.  During the mediation, the defense attorney produced photographs of defendant’s car, claiming that the accident was minor because his client’s vehicle hardly sustained any damage in the accident.

However, when my client looked at the photographs, she immediately said: “those are not the right pictures.”  The photographs were date stamped 3 weeks post accident.  By then, the defendant had repaired his car.  So, the photographs that the defense attorney was showing did not show the property damage.

Unfortunately, my client did not take photographs of the defendant’s vehicle at the scene.  If she had taken such photos, then we could prove that defendant is lying and hiding evidence.  As it currently stands, this has become a “he said versus she said” scenario on a important issue – the severity of impact.

To avoid such mishaps, it is very important to take photographs of the other vehicle while at the scene of an accident.

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