insurance

What’s with all the Latin legal terms?

How did “people suing insurance companies” become such a thing? First of all, it is important to think of “law” as an alternative to war and violence. Three thousand years ago, no one had rights. Powerful parties were free to pillage, rob and slaughter. You couldn’t take these people to court. A tooth for a… read more

Thoughts on deer-car collisions

The 2016 deer hunting season in California comes to an end November 16. It’s a good opportunity to ponder the relationship between deer, motor vehicles and personal injury law. Deer hunting season coincides with deer mating season One reason that deer-automobile collisions increase is that autumn coincides with the animals’ mating season. Deer take chances… read more

Injured in a car driven by your best friend!

You’re a passenger in a car, accompanying your friend to the mall, to a ball game or to lunch. A shriek of brakes, a crash of metal and glass, and you’re the one getting transfused in the ER. Your friend looks on anxiously. Here’s the question: You’ve just been injured. The medical bills are going… read more

Most common type of motorcycle wreck in 2014? Single-vehicle

If you’re like most motorcyclists, you’ve probably been told to take special care at intersections, because drivers often don’t notice motorcycles when they make turns. Another hazard is following or being followed by passenger vehicles, because drivers often don’t understand how quickly bikes can stop — or they themselves stop on a dime without any… read more

How much do airbags actually help reduce injuries in California?

All modern cars are equipped with airbags that are designed to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an accident. However, some researchers think that these may not actually be helping to reduce the amount of car accident injuries in California, as they are intended to do. The reason for this isn’t… read more