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Ambulance chasing insurance claims adjusters

by Michigan Auto Law on

Laws protecting injured car accident victims in Michigan from ambulance chasing personal injury lawyers should also protect people from the claims adjusters who prey on the unsophisticated after a crash; settling cases for...more

Raging Wildfires in Southern California and Increased Auto Accidents

With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the...more

Insurers Beware: New York Rules May Apply to Policies Neither Issued nor Delivered in State

by Cozen O'Connor on

New York Insurance Law section 3420, which applies to policies issued on or after January 17, 2009, contains a number of provisions and requirements that have a significant impact on liability claims handling. For example,...more

Alleged Statutory Violations Precluded Coverage Under Business Liability Policy

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

In a November 2017 decision out of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the Court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured when the policy’s statutory...more

Whiplash Accident Victims: Do Not Ignore Your Injury

When many people hear the term “whiplash”, they think fake injury. However, this could not be further from the truth. Whiplash injuries can leave long-lasting side effects, causing pain and discomfort for weeks, months, or,...more

Drivers Beware: A Seemingly Safe And Legal Driving Maneuver Could Come With Potentially Life-Changing Hazards

by Fraser Trebilcock on

For more than 30 years, Fraser Trebilcock attorney Gary Rogers has handled automobile negligence litigation. Recently, he has litigated a number of claims arising out of what you might think would be a rather safe driving...more

Work Zone Accidents in Woodland Hills

Did you know that each year an estimated 100,000 work zone auto accident take place in the United States? And with the amount of construction going on around Woodland Hills, including near the Warner Center, drivers need to...more

Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., decides to hold an employee/significant other holiday party this year with live music and an open cash bar managed by a third-party bartending service. Each employee will get...more

Indiana Supreme Court Finds Negligent Hiring Claims Are Improper When Employers Admit Employee Was Acting Within Scope Of...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

The Indiana Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeals decision issued earlier this year when, on October 31, 2017, it found that employers cannot be liable for negligent hiring when they admit that their employees were...more

Blog: High Court Rules That Certain Provisions Of Domestic Motor Insurance Law Contravene Insurance Directive 2009/103

by Cooley LLP on

In RoadPeace v Secretary of State for Transport & Motor Insurers’ Bureau (Interested Party) [2017] EWHC 2725 (Admin), the claimant – a road safety charity – claimed that certain provisions of UK law relating to compulsory...more

Can Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Receive Compensation for Their Injuries?

The State of California can hold drunk drivers criminally responsible for the actions, but can victims or their surviving family members be compensated in civil court because of the accident? The answer is a resounding yes....more

Mistake #1 about Michigan No Fault replacement services

by Michigan Auto Law on

Be warned — submitting false replacement services forms will forfeit a car crash victim from receiving Michigan auto No Fault benefits. I’ve represented several hundred Michigan car crash victims in my 22 years as an auto...more

Michele Molinario and Justin Ackerman Obtain Summary Judgment On Roadway Design Case

On April 22, 2013, a traffic accident occurred at a rural Intersection in Yuma County, Arizona. The Intersection was equipped with STOP signs and flashing warning signs that controlled eastbound and westbound traffic along...more

Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident in Woodland Hills

Car accidents can cause major injuries, such as paralysis, broken bones, punctured organs, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). More on the subject of brain injuries here. Additionally, car accidents can also cause soft tissue...more

The Challenges of Concussion Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment: The Most Complicated Disease of the Most Complex Organ of the...

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

A review published in the September 2017 issue of Frontiers in Neurology proposes use of “systems science” to better understand concussion diagnosis and prognosis. This is a discipline that analyzes complex problems as whole...more

Traffic Light Outages Causing Accidents.

Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted about auto accidents which occur at intersections where the lights went out, for some reason. While public entities, like Cities, are generally...more

What To Do If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury

One of the scarier types of injuries following an auto accident are traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. A TBI is a form of brain injury caused by sudden damage to the brain. According to the CDC, the leading causes of TBI...more

“Going and Coming” Rule Withstands Special Errand Exception In Application To A Supervisory Employee Independent Conduct

by Selman Breitman LLP on

In Morales-Simental v. Genentech, Inc. (A145865) the California Court of Appeal upheld the “going and coming” rule which provides an employee commuting to or from work is generally outside the scope of employment, and thus...more

Should You Mediate Your Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Case?

Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured” Motorist in California. Mr. Goldberg frequently gets calls from other personal injury attorneys seeking “the...more

California Court Declines to Accept Broad Exception To Going & Coming Rule

In Morales-Simental v. Genentech, Inc. (A145865, filed 9/22/17, publication order 10/19/17), the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District rejected the plaintiffs’ broad interpretation of the “special errand”...more

UIM Coverage - A Brief Look at Meaningful Offers and a Discovery Lesson

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

An automobile insurance carrier in South Carolina must offer underinsured motorist coverage (UIM), at the option of the insured, up to the limits of the insured liability coverage. If the insurer fails to make a meaningful...more

Indiana Court of Appeals Determines Vehicles that are Denied Coverage are "Uninsured"

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Ruling on an issue of first impression, the Indiana Court of Appeals recently found that a vehicle that is insured but is denied coverage after an accident is considered uninsured under Indiana Code 27-7-5-4(a)....more

Personal Injury Claims and Contingency Fees

If you’ve been hurt in a Woodland Hills accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering how much money the insurance company will give you for your injuries. The truthful answer? Not as much as you deserve. That is why...more

Insurance Claims and Autonomous Vehicles

by Bryan Cave on

The adoption of autonomous vehicles will have profound legal consequences for insurance claims and liability laws. As vehicles with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving capabilities proliferate, industry experts...more

eDiscovery Includes Electronic Vehicle Data and Possible Sanctions for Spoliation

Discovery of relevant material extends far beyond documents created on personal computers. Discoverable data exists in many forms, including electronic data found in vehicles such as tractors used for tractor-trailers. This...more

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