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How Insurers May Try to Prove You Were at Fault for a Car Accident

Car insurance companies are not on your side after an accident, no matter what you hear in TV commercials. They may try to claim you were at fault, or at least partially at fault, because of something you did or did not do before the crash. Below, learn…

Why You Should Not Accept an Insurance Settlement Before Talking to a Lawyer

You can expect to be contacted by an insurance company after suffering an injury in a car accident. They may even offer a settlement, telling you they want to resolve things as quickly as possible. However, accepting that settlement offer could be a bad…

What Happens When the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Runs Out?

If you were injured in an accident and another driver is at fault, he or she is financially responsible for your damages. However, the other driver’s insurance coverage may run out before your medical bills and other expenses are fully covered. Fortunately,…

12.3 Million More Vehicles May Have Defective Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has greatly expanded the investigation of malfunctioning airbag control units that create a risk of the airbag not inflating in a collision. Another 12.3 million vehicles have been added to the…

How Can a Police Report Be Used as Evidence in My Car Accident Case?

With any serious car accident, law enforcement should be called to the scene to assess the damage and interview everyone involved. The responding officer will prepare a report describing what happened and file it at the local precinct. This paperwork…

Is California Considered a Fault or No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

Every state is either an at-fault or no-fault state when it comes to financial responsibility for damages from a car accident. In fault states, the party who is responsible for causing the accident is also liable for the damages that he or she caused,…

Do I Need to Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

After a car accident, the insurance company will usually contact the injured party requesting a recorded statement about what happened. While providing a statement could speed up the claim process significantly, it could also hurt your chances of recovering…

Sacramento Drivers Ranked Among the Most Aggressive in the Country

According to a recent GasBuddy study, Sacramento drivers ranked third for the most aggressive in the country. Drivers in this city are more than 20 percent more aggressive than average drivers in the nation. Aggressive driving puts everyone on the road…

2019 California Law Requires Repeat DUI Offenders to Install Breathalyzers (Ignition Interlock Devices) in Cars

Under a California law that took effect on January 1, 2019, ignition interlock devices (IID) must be installed in the vehicles of those who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) multiple times or just once if injury was involved. The…

Will California's Proposed Bicycle Legislation Increase Safety on the Roadways?

On February 19th, a new bicycle bill was proposed in California that may change the way cyclists travel on the roadways. The bill was introduced by Phil Ting, a Democratic member of the California State Assembly. California has made several changes over…