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My Car Was Totaled. Why is My Compensation Offer So Low?

When your vehicle is totaled in an accident and you carry collision coverage, you expect your insurance company to pay you for the value of your car. Not so fast. Your insurance company pays you for what it claims the value of your car to be. Often,…

Why Car Accident Cases are Complicated, Even When Fault Seems Clear

Dealing with a car accident can be very complicated, particularly when there are disputes about fault. However, accidents can be complex even when the other driver seems clearly at fault. Clear liability can make it more likely for victims to obtain…

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,…

Ways Insurance Adjusters Try to Trick Accident Victims

You may talk to or receive a call from an insurance adjuster after getting hurt in a car accident. Even though this person may sound friendly, one of the adjuster’s objectives is finding information to deny your claim or devalue the damages you suffered.…

How Damage to Vehicles Could be Evidence in an Injury Claim

Damage to vehicles involved in a collision can provide information about how that accident occurred. After a car accident, your attorney may consult with an industry expert to inspect the damage to the vehicles involved in the collision. Getting this…

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,…