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The Court of Appeal, in Matheson v. Lewis, [2014 ONCA 542] recently held that an All Terrain Vehicle ("ATV") is an off-road vehicle that must be insured while on a roadway.
The Plaintiff was injured in an accident as...more
In California, if you let someone borrow your car, you are also essentially lending that person your car insurance, as car insurance generally follows the car and not the driver. Even if the friend who is borrowing your car...more
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario ('FSCO") decision by Arbitrator Osundi in Jama and Aviva Canada Inc. (FSCO A13-004308) (“Jama”) is the most recent decision considering the territorial limits of the Statutory...more
After he was rear-ended by a driver without insurance, the plaintiff in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, No. B249271 (Cal. App. Ct. June 27, 2014) incurred $64,000 in medical expenses, but he filed a claim with his...more
Lewison v. W. Nat’l Mut. Ins. Co., Civ. No. 13-4031-KES, 2014 WL 3573403 (D.S.D. July 21, 2014).
The District of South Dakota grants in part and denies in part an insurer’s motion for summary judgment on two...more
If you have had the misfortune of being involved in a crash or incident where you have aggravated a pre-existing physical condition, do not believe the insurance representative if they attempt to persuade you into thinking...more
Last week, the Divisional Court released its decision in Security National v. Hodges, 2014 ONSC 3627.
This was a judicial review of a Financial Services Commission of Ontario Director’s Delegate decision. The...more
The Ministry of Finance has engaged the accounting firm KPMG to provide annual reports to the government in 2014 and 2015 on a variety of issues relating to auto insurance, including the effect of the 2010 changes on the...more
It was a simple accident. He was simply unable to stop in time in heavy, rush-hour traffic and rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. After the accident was investigated and insurance information exchanged, he assumed the...more
Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, represents insured accident victims on a regular basis. Many of these insured clients honestly believe that they have "full coverage" and are adequately protected if...more
The new teen drivers are out in force for the summer season, giving their parents a lot to be anxious about. Among the countless fears parents have every time their teen takes the wheel should be their own liability....more
The traditional view has been that a motor vehicle accident victim had no right to claim directly against the at-fault motorist insurer until Judgment was obtained. Section 258(1) of the Insurance Act permits a non-party to...more
As you may have experienced firsthand, hit and run accidents are all too common in the San Fernando Valley. What do you do if you or a loved one suffers a personal injury or property damage in a hit and run? Is there any...more
Google had lead the push to develop driverless cars and has made great strides in making them a reality on our streets. As driverless cars are already on the roads of many cities across Florida it has become clear the...more
Car accidents happen all too often in Southern California. If you were a driver or a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, you should report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible (and read these tips on...more
In serious personal injury cases it is imperative to locate every possible source of insurance coverage. Often injury victims look to the at fault party's homeowners insurance even though the injuries arose from an automobile...more
Last week, the Washington Court of Appeals held that “in an insurance bad faith case, the amount of a reasonable covenant judgment sets a floor, not a ceiling, on the damages the jury may award.” Miller v. Safeco Ins. Co.,...more
In Gaudina v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co., 2014 Il. App. (1st) 131264 (March 28, 2014), an Illinois appellate court found that State Farm properly denied coverage to a motorist seeking coverage under his estranged wife’s...more
In Betzdolt v. Auto Club Group Insurance Company, a Michigan resident was allowed to proceed with a bad faith claim against her insurer in Florida, even though the insurer did not sell policies in Florida, did not deliver...more
Can I Sue If My Spouse Was a Negligent Driver?
Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are...more
Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are endangering themselves, their passengers, and other...more
We've all been there... Pulling (cautiously and carefully) out of a crowded parking when BAM! that car pops out of nowehere and into your back bumper. If you looked both ways down the row of parked cars before backing out,...more
Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois v. Rader, No. 1D13-2659, 2014 WL 660204 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014).
After entry of partial summary judgment on UM claim, insured successfully moved to amend his complaint to add a...more
In a tough economy, uninsured and underinsured drivers are more common than ever. While the risk of driving uninsured is well-publicized, the real risk lies with those who are injured by drivers who carry minimum coverage or...more
In March of this year, the Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa introduced Bill 171: Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. The Bill proposes concerning changes to the process that an injured...more
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