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Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in California?

When you get into a car accident in California, you must report the crash to law enforcement under certain circumstances. Reporting a car accident is the first step to collecting compensatory damages for your losses in the situation, such as medical expenses and property damage. Following the reporting rules could have a major impact on… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?

Thousands of car accidents occur in parking lots every year in the United States, causing injuries, property damage, and even death. When you’re involved in a parking lot accident, determining who is at fault can be complicated. You will have to consider a few key issues, such as the primary cause of the crash, who… read more

Can You Claim for Pothole Damage?

If a driver sustains injuries and/or vehicle damage in a car accident, the first thing the driver should do after addressing immediate medical issues is to determine who is at fault for the accident. In most single-vehicle accidents, the affected drivers simply assume they are to blame because no other drivers took part in the… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

When it comes to lane-changing accidents, most collisions occur on multi-lane highways and interstate roads that generally have much higher speed limits than residential and commercial areas. It can be very difficult to determine who is to blame in a lane change accident at higher speeds. Lots of cars passing and changing lanes means that… read more

What Is Diminished Value?

Most vehicle owners know that a brand new car starts losing value as soon as a driver takes it off the lot but there are many other factors that may influence the value of a vehicle. A driver who has a serious accident may mistakenly assume that his or her insurance policy covers more than… read more

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Accident?

Accidents happen – even when you’re on vacation and driving a rental a car. Whether you’re the party driving the rental vehicle or on the other side of the crash, you need to know what involvement of a rental vehicle could mean for your claim in California. Accidents with rentals are unique and can be… read more

Is California a No-Fault State for Auto Insurance?

When it comes to auto insurance and car accident claims, there are “fault” and “no-fault” states. California is a fault state, or tort state. In other words, it is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. Understanding what the state’s fault laws mean for you as either the at-fault or not-at-fault party can help you… read more

Can a Car Accident Cause Fibromyalgia?

Many people are reluctant to see a medical professional after a car accident unless their injuries are severe. Some injuries, though, aren’t immediately apparent, while others take effect over time. One such issue is fibromyalgia. Though most people don’t realize it, fibromyalgia after a car accident is not unusual. If you’ve been suffering from this… read more

How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take to Settle?

Many questions arise after any car accident, and an injured victim will likely wonder how long it will take to receive the compensation he or she deserves from an insurance claim. Several factors can influence a car accident claim’s timetable, and the liability isn’t always clear. It’s a good idea to know what to expect… read more