Auto Accidents

What Happens if You Get into an Accident While Test Driving a Car?

Test driving a vehicle is the best way to determine which is the best car for you. As the car salesman navigates you through nearby streets, you are running through your checklist to help determine your purchase choice. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.  On your route around the dealership, you may face an unavoidable collision due to a negligent party. If you were behind the wheel of a...
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Caution: Aggressive Driver Ahead

Behind the wheel, the only control you really have is you and your vehicle. Unfortunately, adopting safe driving habits may not be enough to avoid an accident. Aggressive and reckless drivers will be on the road alongside you, regardless of how secure you are driving. Although you cannot control their actions, you can avoid serious accidents if you can recognize the signs of an aggressive driver and understand what to...
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Exceeding Policy Limits on Auto Accident Claims

A common question most accident victims ask is, “is it possible to settle my case for more than the at-fault’s insurance policy limits?” Generally, the answer is no. However, in some cases, depending on the specific facts surrounding the case, it is possible to get an insurance company to pay more than their policy limits. Understanding Insurance Policy Limits When you buy liability insurance, there is essentially always a...
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Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Exports More Harm Than Goods

Whether you are last minute holiday shopping or have a need for instant gratification, Amazon has made it simple for you to almost instantly receive your purchased item(s).  It is as easy as one click with Amazon Next-Day delivery. Amazon Prime can get your item(s) delivered right to your doorstep in just one or two days after checkout. Unfortunately, your expedited order comes at a price much more than...
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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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Contributory Negligence v. Comparative Negligence

Not all motor vehicle crashes are clear cut and easy to determine liability. Some crashes tend to be more complicated. The reason is that a number of different factors can cause a collision to happen. Determining who is at fault in a car crash can be a difficult process. The first step is to prove the other party was negligent. However, even if you are successful in doing so,...
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Caution: Horrific Halloween Accidents

Halloween has become a festive tradition that millions of Americans partake in annually. Whether it is going door-to-door to collect candy, watching scary movies, or throwing/attending a Halloween party; it is a “spook-tacular” time of year for people of all ages. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous time of the year for pedestrians and motorists. The scary reality is that Halloween is one of the deadliest days of...
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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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