Accidents

Do I Have a Case for My Accident?

Main Components of Your Accident Case: Liability, Coverage and Damages When you get into an accident, you expect the party at fault to compensate you for your injuries. Although the ideal situation is for the liable party, or their insurance carrier, to simply tender a check for their policy limits, it is rarely a case. In most accident claims, the injured party will need to successfully prove their case...
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Holiday Accidents: ‘Tis the Season to be Safe

As the countdown inches closer to Christmas Day and New Years, millions of people across the globe will start to make their way home for the holidays. Eager to arrive in time to carve the holiday ham, the risk for accidents and injuries is at an unprecedented level. The excitement of holiday cheer tends to blindfold people from basic safety procedures. Majority of holiday accidents are due to negligence...
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Mobile Apps that Promote Safe Driving

Distracted driving accounts for the majority of motor vehicle crashes. According to the US Department of Transportation, the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million motor vehicle collisions each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths. Technology has grown to become both a problem and solution in the automotive industry.  A survey uncovered that nearly 90 percent of drivers use their smartphone while behind...
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Black Friday Can Be Dangerous to More Than Just Your Bank Account

As Americans start to inch out of their Thanksgiving Day turkey coma, they begin to gear up for Black Friday Sales. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Almost all stores come out with Doorbuster Sales with an early bird special designed to attract consumers to their stores. People stand in line for hours before the stores open in order to be the first ones to grab...
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Most Common Thanksgiving Accidents

Towards the end of November, millions of Americans kick-off the holiday season by sharing a flavorful feast with their beloved friends and family. Thanksgiving is a time to come together around the table and take a moment to acknowledge what you are truly grateful for.  However, for hundreds of people each year, what starts out as a festive holiday turns tragic. More people visit the emergency room during the...
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Injured in an Accident Outside of California?

Injured in an Accident Outside of California? Even when you are traveling, whether for business or for pleasure, the risks of getting into an accident are just as high as when you are home. In fact, the risk of accidents are slightly higher due to the factors of unfamiliar roads and highways, different driving laws, and more frequent Uber/Lyft trips. No matter how cautious you may be, unfortunately, the...
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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The construction industry has grown exponentially over the past several years. It seems as though there are construction projects every street you turn onto. Although the projects provide a big economic support, they can also be a hotbed for serious construction accident injuries and fatalities. These dangers are present for both workers and bystanders at construction sites. If you or a loved one is a victim of a construction...
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

The third week of October is “National Teen Driver Safety Week”! Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teen drivers. A total of 2,820 teenagers, ages 13 to 19, died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016.  Parental involvement does not end when a child gets a license. Teen drivers who continue to practice safe driving with their parents reduce the likelihood of getting into a serious...
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Accidents Involving First Responders

Filing a personal injury claim for an accident involving a first responder, such as an ambulance or fire truck, can be complicated. Accidents involving first responders or emergency vehicles in California have specific rules and exceptions with regard to civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death. Public policy is to allow paramedics, firemen and the police to quickly respond in emergency situations, especially cases involving life threatening scenarios....
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Importance of a Police Report for a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can be scary and confusing, especially if it is your first accident and you were seriously injured. It’s normal to feel shaken when trying to sort all the difficult emotions. The first step to properly dealing with an accident and protecting your legal rights is to complete all the necessary steps involved in the claims process. The first thing you should do after a...
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