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Head Injuries and Financial Recovery

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, you may have suffered a head injury and not even known about it because not all head injuries involve an obvious open wound. If you think you’ve been injured after...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Policyholders May Assign Their Statutory Right to Recover Punitive Damages Arising from Insurer’s...

In an issue of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held in Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wolfe that a policyholder may assign statutory bad faith claims under Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute,...more

Colder Weather Brings Certain Auto Accident-Related Risks

Winter can bring challenging travel conditions for pedestrians and drivers alike. Darker days, colder weather, and frazzled and fatigued travelers may all contributed to a greater number of accidents on the road. This is...more

Illinois crash data shows more fatal car accidents involve marijuana

States across the nation have been legalizing marijuana use for years in an effort to help severely ill patients find relief. More recently, some states have begun to legalize the drug for recreational purposes....more

Florida’s Slavin Doctrine: Alive, Well and Expanding?

In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of Appeal appears to have expanded the Slavin doctrine in the context of design professional liability. In McIntosh v. Progressive Design and Engineering, Inc. (Jan. 7, 2015),...more

Facts On No-Fault Coverage

New York is one of the 12 states that have No-Fault coverage. The coverage was designed to ensure that regardless of fault; an insurance company will pay up to $50,000.00 for economic losses to an injured party who was the...more

General Liability Alert: Discovery Responses Denying Requests for Admission are Generally Inadmissible at Trial

In Gonsalves v. Li, Case No. A140284, the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal held that denials of Requests for Admission are not admissible in cases where a party's litigation conduct is not directly...more

Construction Case Law Update - January, 2015

FLORIDA STATE CASES - Slavin Doctrine; Design Contracts - Under the Slavin doctrine, a subcontractor design company was not liable despite negligently designing intersection traffic lights that resulted in a fatal car...more

Arbitrators May Award Some Amounts Above the Policy Limits in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Cases

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, fields questions from lawyers and insureds alike regarding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist arbitrations. One of the more frequent topics concerns whether an...more

Appellate Court Notes

SC19037 - Brody v. Brody - In this multi-million dollar matrimonial dissolution action, the SCT took the opportunity to clarify Connecticut law on civil contempt. The court set aside prior Appellate precedent and held...more

Selfies: The newest form of driver distraction

When Chicago drivers take to the roads, they put an incredible amount of trust in the other motorists who surround them. Unfortunately, many of these motorists decide to put their own entertainment above the safety of every...more

Common causes of car accidents

The best car accident lawyer in Illinois would say that he or she has seen an increase in fatal car accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, a total of 991 individuals lost their lives in fatal...more

When Malfunctioning Road Signs Cause Car Accidents

While they sometimes feel like a pain in the braking foot, stop signs do serve a purpose on San Fernando Valley roadways. Without stop signs, Southern California would likely see an even greater number of pedestrian...more

Are older drivers at higher risk of causing a car accident in Illinois?

Many federal, state, and local government programs have recently been aimed at reducing the number of young people involved in car accidents. While this is certainly a worthy goal and focus, little has been said about some of...more

Later Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Many times, car accident victims do not initially realize the extent of their injuries. Perhaps they were able to leave the scene of an auto accident on their own, without the assistance of medical help. ...more

Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Bad Faith Claim Rejected Where Insurer Requested Examination of Claimant, Made Settlement Offer...

Stanford v. National Grange Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 11-7144 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 3, 2014). Eastern District of Pennsylvania grants insurer’s motion for summary judgment on bad faith claim in dispute over payment of...more

Seat Belt Defects and Car Accidents

As we know, automobile accidents in the San Fernando Valley can lead to serious injuries and sometimes death. When we combine a several thousand pound vehicle with defective products, the injuries can be even more...more

New York's Vision Zero Plan

In August, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that lowered New York City’s speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. The bill was called “Vision Zero” and its goal is to reduce the number of deaths of motorists and...more

Lowering the legal limit in Illinois could reduce car accidents

A 65-year-old Hebron, Connecticut math teacher was severely injured after an inebriated parent struck him with her car after dropping her son off at school. According to NBC Connecticut, police determined that the driver, a...more

Pa. Supreme Court Agrees that Policyholders May Assign Their Bad Faith Claims

This week, in a 5-1 decision resolving a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a policyholder or insured is permitted to settle the claims against it...more

Staged car crashes claim many victims

Many drivers throughout Chicago have become victims of fraudulent auto accident claims, which are a common way for organized crime rings to make money. Drivers are often unaware of the fraud, and quietly accept their role in...more

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Limits on Self-Insured Car Rental Company's Liability for Customers' Accidents

In the closing days of its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide an issue of considerable importance for Illinois’ car rental industry: can a self-insured car rental company be held liable without...more

Underinsured Motorist Insurance – Allowable Offsets to Limits

Christina Elliott v. Geico Indemnity Company - Court Of Appeal, Third Appellate District (November 19, 2014)- In California, Uninsured Motorist (“UM”) Coverage and Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Coverage are...more

Study: Drivers’ perception tied to motorcycle accidents

All too often, Illinois residents encounter headlines involving motorists failing to stop for motorcyclists. A motorcycle accident in Chicago recently occurred, clearly unfolding the scenario once again. Two men were...more

Deadly Car Accidents and Pennsylvania Negligence Claims

Fatal Head-On Crash Near Philadelphia High School - A recent article from CBS 3 Philly reported that a head-on crash just outside of Northeast High School in Philadelphia resulted in the death of one victim and the...more

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