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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Proving Fault for a Left-Turn Auto Accident

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Left turns are among the most dangerous maneuvers for drivers. Unless the turn is a protected left (in a left-turn lane with a left-turn signal) the chances of an accident are relatively high. One may occur as a cross-path accident, in which a car making a left turn collides with an oncoming vehicle, or as […]

Recovering Damages After a Distracted Driving Accident

Despite strict motor vehicle laws and road-safety initiatives, driving while distracted is a major cause of car accidents in California. Drivers who allow their attention to be diverted from the road may be held liable for the bodily injury and property damage another person suffers in a resulting crash. Recovering damages requires a plaintiff to […]

What Your Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Protection Covers

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Even though California mandates that all drivers have vehicle liability insurance coverage, the state still has the most uninsured drivers in the country. Also, the minimum insurance coverage that California requires might not be enough to get your car accident damages fully compensated. If you are injured in a car accident with a driver who […]

What Auto Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know When You Make a Claim

If you have been the victim of a car accident, there are many considerations that can arise. You might have physical injuries that require treatment and car repairs or replacements that must be made. Your first recourse is to file a claim with your own insurance company to obtain prompt compensation for medical bills and […]

What Are Your Remedies if You’re Hurt in a Hit and Run?

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Suffering injuries as a result of someone else’s careless driving is always a devastating experience, but worse still is when a driver that causes your injuries leaves the scene and refuses to take responsibility. If you were hit by a hit-and-run driver, it is more difficult but still possible to obtain compensation for your losses. […]

Determining Who’s at Fault for a Truck Accident

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Whenever there are multiple parties to an accident, the chances increase that fault may be shared. Truck accidents are even more complicated, since fault may lie not only with the truck driver but also with individuals or businesses involved in putting the truck on the road. In California, all parties whose negligence or other misconduct […]

How Driving an Uninsured Vehicle May Limit Your Damages Claim After an Accident

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If you are involved in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence, and you are injured, you may seek compensation for your injuries and related damages from the negligent driver. However, California requires that all drivers have insurance protection for any vehicles they own. If you do not have insurance coverage for your vehicle, […]

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Auto Accident Cases

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If you are hurt in an automobile accident and your injuries are more than minor, it may be necessary to hire experts to determine your physical condition, the damage to your motor vehicle and the accident scene in order to develop the evidence that will support your claim for monetary compensation. Experts prepare reports which […]

What To Do if You’re in an Accident With an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

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Under California law, drivers need to purchase liability insurance for their motor vehicles. However, there are many drivers who either do not have insurance or who carry insurance with policy limits that are inadequate to compensate victims of accidents they cause. California only requires a driver to carry insurance of at least $15,000 for bodily […]

Can You Suffer Whiplash in a Low-Speed Car Crash?

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Contrary to what insurance companies would have you believe, people involved in low-speed vehicle collisions can suffer serious injuries — among them whiplash. This occurs when the sensitive muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck are damaged by sudden head and neck movements. In some instances, a person who sustains a whiplash injury may be […]