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Dealing With Uninsured Motorists: Important Factors to Consider if An Uninsured Driver Has Injured You  

By James Heiting |

As a driver in the State of California, you will likely deal with hundreds of other motorists on a daily basis. The following article will cover some of the most important elements to consider if you have been injured by a driver who does not carry auto insurance or otherwise has insufficient auto insurance… Read More »

TERMINATION OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE

By Dennis Stout |

Automobile insurance companies may refuse to renew an insurance policy or even cancel a policy in the middle of a policy period.  The key term used by auto insurance carriers in the State of California are renewal and cancellation.  Non-renewal occurs when your insurance carrier decides to part ways with you at the end… Read More »

Rideshare Accidents: What You Need to Know

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Uber and Lyft are more popular than ever, and more people are opting to support local drivers rather than big name taxi companies. While this is certainly great for small businesses and individual drivers, it does increase the risk of liability for these companies, as well as for individuals. Unfortunately, though ridesharing services may… Read More »

How are Pedestrian Accidents Settled?

By Richard Irwin |

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the victim is not likely to walk away without a few cuts, bruises, and serious injuries. Vehicles are much larger, and much heavier than the human body, so any sort of impact, no matter how slight, may result in serious and long-term injuries or death. The… Read More »

What to do When the Liable Driver Does Not Have Insurance

By James Heiting |

When two vehicles are involved in a car accident, it is common practice for the  responsible party’s insurance company to pay for damages, including property damage, medical expenses, and any other damages that stem from acquired injuries. However, according to CarInsurance.com, one in eight drivers is uninsured, with rates ranging from 4.5% of drivers… Read More »

Calculating Settlement Awards for Burn Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

Like all injuries, burn injuries can range in severity from slight and temporary to severe and permanent. Though most burn injuries result in scarring, the more serious wounds cause permanent disfigurement, loss of function and mobility, and nerve damage. Some burns, depending on the location and how long after the incident they were treated,… Read More »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

Everywhere you read, there are new and ongoing claims of sexual harassment throughout the United States. Sexual harassment in the State of California is defined in Civil Code, Section 51.9, providing the various elements to assert and prove a cause of action for sexual harassment.  California Civil Code §51.9 states as follows: “(a)     … Read More »

Calculating Economic and Non-economic Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

By Sara Morgan |

A successful California personal injury lawsuit is not ready to be concluded unless and until the injury victim has quantified the amount of damages suffered. This includes calculating the amount of economic as well as noneconomic damages incurred as a result of the personal injury accident. Initial pleading documents may only be able to… Read More »

Ruminations of an Injury Attorney – Part 2

By Sara Morgan |

The Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda of Auto Insurance Coverage As discussed in Part 1, I am a frequent witness to the displeasure and disappointment of our personal injury clients when they learn the hard way that they do not have the automobile insurance coverage they believed or desired.  Once the accident or other covered event… Read More »

Be Careful Regarding Your Auto Insurance!

By James Heiting |

A recent case (Medina vs. Geico) found that, even though a person is badly injured in an accident as the result of another’s fault, and even though that person had personal auto insurance and was driving a van owned by that person’s employer (and the van was also insured), because the injured party was… Read More »

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