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An Overview Of Insurance Claims In California

If you drive on California’s streets and highways, you need to understand your automobile insurance. What are the state’s minimum auto insurance requirements? When should you file an auto insurance claim? Keep reading, and you’ll learn the basic facts about automobile insurance that every driver in California needs to know.

California’s lawmakers have set minimum liability […]

Car Accidents and “Actual Cash Value” – What Does It Mean?

When you are involved in an automobile accident that causes serious damage to the car, the adjuster must determine if it will cost the insurance company more to repair the car or pay you the “actual cash value” of the vehicle. This is a common practice, but your car’s actual cash value is never what […]

My Car Was Damaged Due To Poor Road Conditions. What Are My Options?

When your car is damaged in an accident, it is sometimes easy to determine who caused the accident and who is responsible for the repairs. What if your car is damaged because of a pothole or a shoulder drop-off? Who is liable for those types of damages?

The easy answer is whoever is responsible for the […]

What Are The Consequences For A Hit and Run Accident in California?

Most of us believe we would never consider leaving the scene of an accident. Whether we had a collision with another automobile or a pedestrian stepped right out in front of us, we will stay at the scene of the accident until the authorities arrive. We will call for medical help, and we will do […]

Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents in California

Category One – Animal Collisions

Though we see the results of this type of accident often, we never seem to expect to collide with an animal. The main cause of these accidents is driving too fast, distractions, and not considering an unexpected event.

Tips:

  • Drive the speed limit
  • If visibility is poor due to weather, drive slower […]

Can You Be Held Liable For Another Person’s Driving?

We know there are certain things we cannot legally do with our automobiles. We cannot let a person drive without a driver’s license or a suspended driver’s license. We know we cannot let someone ride in our vehicles with illegal items, such as drugs or weapons. Beyond that, we sometimes lack knowledge concerning liability for […]

What Should I Do if My Car Accident Injuries Appear Later?

If you have been injured in a car accident, your list of things to do may seem overwhelming. Going for doctor visits and talking to insurance adjusters tends to feel like you started a part-time job. It’s very time-consuming. You may be tempted to give up and just accept what you are offered for a […]

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable in California?

Being involved in an automobile accident is a traumatic and disruptive event. You must deal with the inconvenience of not having a vehicle or using a rental car while yours is being repaired. You suffer physically, emotionally, and financially.

Nothing about an automobile accident is quickly resolved. It takes time to have the damages to the […]

What Are California’s Shared Fault Laws?

Traffic fatalities are incrementally on the rise in the state of California, and it’s a disturbing trend. In 2014, California traffic fatalities totaled 3,126. In 2015, that figure rose to 3,427. Last year, the fatality rate crept up again, to 3,680. Thousands more, of course, are seriously injured every year on California’s streets and highways. […]

Distracted Driving Car Accidents – Teens And Texting

Distracted driving is driving while also being engaged in some other activity – for example, tending to children or pets, texting or talking on a cell phone, eating, applying make-up, or reading. All of these activities and others take a driver’s attention away from the task of driving, and all distracted driving compromises the safety […]

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