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Car Accidents

Can A Mechanic Be Responsible For Your Car Accident?

January 27, 2023 Car Accidents

If you are involved in a car accident caused by negligent vehicle maintenance or repairs, your mechanic may be liable. 

Mechanic Liability

Mechanics owe a duty of care to customers to use a reasonable amount of care in completing car repairs.

How To Get Ahold Of Another Driver’s Insurance Information

January 27, 2023 Car Accidents

After a car accident, it is critical to have the correct auto insurance information of the driver(s) involved. There are several ways to get ahold of this information. 

Ask the Driver

If you and the other driver are not injured so severely that one or both of you must immediately be taken to the hospital, you will likely have time at the scene of the crash to exchange contact and insurance details with the other driver.

Leading Causes of Car Accident Deaths In California

January 27, 2023 Car Accidents

There are a wide variety of reasons why car accidents happen, but the leading causes of traffic fatalities in California include the following. 

Speeding 

Traveling above the posted speed limit or too fast for roadway conditions is a primary cause of car accidents and traffic fatalities in California.

What is California Prop 213?

January 27, 2023 Car Accidents

California’s Proposition 213 applies to uninsured drivers, preventing them from collecting compensation for pain and suffering even if they are not at fault for an accident. This legislation received widespread support in response to higher insurance premiums and the increasing number of uninsured drivers on the road. 

What To Do If You’re Injured On Public Transportation

August 9, 2022 Car Accidents

If you get injured while on public transportation—such as a bus, train, or subway, the carrier may be liable. These companies are bound by common carrier laws, which means they have a higher duty of care to ensure passengers are safe.

A lawyer representing both the Insurance Company and the Defendant Driver: is that unethical? Simonyan v. Nationwide decision

By Eric Ganci

Picture this: you are driving and cause a car crash (Defendant’s usually call it a car accident, but accidents imply no person is at fault). Let’s say this Defendant Driver feels bad and wants to use her insurance to pay for the car crash…but her Insurance Company does not want to pay…does that create a conflict of interest between the Attorney that represents both the Insurance Company (as a company) and the Defendant Driver (as a person)?

Who Is At Fault In A Car Accident Changing Lanes In California

March 15, 2022 Car Accidents

One of the most dangerous maneuvers drivers must perform on the road is changing lanes. When an accident occurs when one vehicle is making a lane change, it can be challenging to determine and prove who was at fault.

What Happens if an Uber or Lyft Driver Hits My Car?

If an Uber or Lyft driver hits your car, you may be wondering what to do next. It can be challenging to figure out who is liable and how to go about filing a claim.