Common Questions Clients Have About Their Attorney in Personal Injury and Automobile Accidents Cases

Should I Negotiate with the Insurance Adjuster Myself Without the Help of an Attorney in Order to Settle a Case? No, representing yourself and negotiating with an insurance adjuster is usually not a good idea! Because you are not an attorney and have not handled personal injury matters before, you are often not aware of the full value of your case. The insurance adjuster may take advantage of your inexperience. Insurance adjusters typically will offer a lot less money to a person representing t...

Automobile Accidents Are Common in California, and They Are Usually Not Easy to Deal With

Every year tens of thousands of California and Los Angeles vehicle drivers are involved in automobile accidents resulting in injuries to themselves or others. A high percentage of these accidents result in personal injuries. Traffic Accidents in Los Angeles and Orange County are the most common types of personal injury cases. Cases involving personal injury resulting from accidents are litigated under the principles of negligence unless the state has determined to do away with fault as an iss...

Common Automobile Accident Lawsuit Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

These five mistakes are most often made by automobile accident victims during a lawsuit, playing a crucial role in hurting good people with legitimate cases. This article is meant to assist honest individuals avoid making innocent mistakes that insurance firms and defense lawyers will exploit to avoid responsibility for damages they owe. Waiting Too Long After Your Automobile Accident to Talk to a Lawyer There is a two-year time limit to apply for benefits in California for a first-party no-fa...

What You Should Do at the Scene of the Accident to Protect Your Rights in Case of a Truck Accident

Having an automobile accident that involves a truck is often a devastating experience. Quite literally, your life will change in a second, particularly if one or additional of the members of your vehicle were killed or seriously harmed in the accident. When a 15-ton semi or delivery truck crashes into your automobile, the chances are stacked heavily against those riding in the automobile: They're going to, without doubt, incur some variety of physical or mental trauma as a result. At a minimum, ...

Important Questions You Need to Ask About Your Car Insurance

Insurance may be a confusing topic. We may think that the car insurance industry has done that to itself with commercials that point out everything except what is extremely necessary to most customers and their families. What does one actually need to know? It looks like everything could be a huge secret. This article may assist you de-mystify the deal and help you to understand what is really necessary to you. Cheap Car Insurance Is Good, Right? We know, we've seen all a similar commercial on...

Collisions Involving a Delivery Truck Are All Too Common, but Surprisingly, They Are Often Overlooked

Despite a company's best efforts, delivery truck accidents are not uncommon. Delivery truck accidents, especially those involving FedEx trucks, are unique and complex as many different individuals and entities may be responsible for the crash. FedEx truck drivers are usually under a lot of pressure to deliver packages as quickly as possible. The best intentions of a driver to simply get the job done quickly can result in careless and negligent actions which may ultimately cause a very seriou...

Ten Things to Take on a Summer Road Trip

Your summer can hardly be considered complete without a summer road trip. Here's a list of ten things you cannot leave home without. One: Music Happy, adventurous music that will keep you moving down the road. Bring CDs, your iPod, satellite radio, whatever it takes to keep you grooving all the way there. Two: A DVD player with kids' choice movies If you have kids in the back, this really is a must! I tend to limit my kids' movie watching to half the trip or two movies, whichever is less. Re...

What Every Driver Needs: Driving Safely in Rainy Conditions

Most people are good drivers. However, when it is raining, it seems that many good drivers don't adjust their driving habits to their new surroundings. Here are some simple tips to help you drive safely during the rain. Watch Ahead of You It is always a good idea to keep your eye on the road, especially in rainy conditions. Make sure you keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle you are behind. This will give you adequate time should you have to stop quickly. Don't Rubberneck ...

Dangerous Driving Habits: A Look at What Endangers Us the Most on the Road

Many of today's drivers have dangerous driving habits. You do not have to travel far to see people driving with risky driving techniques. Dangerous driving habits can be observed on highways, residential streets, and in parking lots. Dangerous driving habits are not only fraught with danger to the driver performing them, but to the public as well. Everyone Eventually Crosses Paths with a Reckless Driver! Many of us survive these encounters, but some do not. Dangerous drivers kill people and d...

Road Trip Safety: Getting Ready to Stay Safe While on the Road

When planning to go on a road trip, it is important not only to have all the necessary items you need to travel but also have your car ready for an emergency situation. While you can't always prevent every situation that may arise, there are some basic things you can do to have a safe and rewarding trip.   Getting Your Car in Top Shape A road trip, especially a long one, most importantly requires that your mode of transportation is safe and reliable. Though simple, and may be costly at...