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2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • Beware Parking Lot Accidents During the Holiday Shopping Rush

    Navigating through a busy parking lot while doing some holiday shopping can be frustrating, but according to information from insurance companies like State Farm , it can also be dangerous. The number of car accidents in parking lots increases about 20% in November and December, based on nationwide accident reports. It would seem that while people are focusing on last-minute gift ideas, they are ...
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  • Five Common Injuries & Accidents During the Holidays

    The holiday season is a time for more festivities and more fun with friends and family. But, according to several health and safety organizations, it can also mean a time for more injuries and accidents. From decorating to cooking to traveling, holiday activities can pose real dangers, especially if people are distracted by all the cheer. Five of the most common holiday accidents and injuries are: ...
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  • California Broadens Its Ban on Smartphone Use Behind the Wheel

    In 2006, California passed legislation to ban texting and driving behind the wheel, as it was readily apparent that this new cellphone feature was causing significant and dangerous driver distraction . As technology advanced and changed, the laws did not. People hardly use their smartphones – saying cellphone is even a bit antiquated – just for texting anymore, as the devices can literally do more ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Get Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    If you have ever purchased car insurance in California, you likely had a “fun” time going over the mandatory liability minimums each driver needs to buy, or else they break the law when going on the road. California uses a 15/30/5 minimum, which means: $15,000 coverage for injury or death to one person $30,000 coverage for injury or death to more than one person $5,000 in property damage (vehicles ...
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  • What to Expect During the Auto Insurance Claims Process

    Being involved in a car accident is never an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, many motorists are forced to deal with the stress and frustration of a collision long after the dust has settled as they attempt to navigate through the auto insurance claims process in pursuit of compensation for the damage to their vehicle. If you have never been involved in a collision before or had to file a ...
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  • Ballot Measure M Proposes New High Desert Rails & Freeways

    One of the many projects and programs that would receive funding under the Measure M sales tax ballot measure in the upcoming November 8 th election is the Caltrans and Metro High Desert Corridor program . If funded, this program would allow the construction of a new 63-mile freeway between the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino County, along with a 36-mile bikeway running from 39 th Street in ...
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  • What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

    It is illegal across the country to be a part of a car accident, whether you caused it or not, and then flee the scene before the other drivers collect your insurance and identifying information. This universal law does not stop people from partaking in this criminal act, however, and thousands of hit and run accidents occur every year. What are you supposed to do when there seems to be nothing ...
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  • What Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You to Know

    Ulysses S. Grant had Robert E. Lee, the Capulets had the Montagues, and car accident attorneys have insurance adjusters. Whereas a personal injury lawyer is there to help you gain maximum compensation after being in a crash, insurance adjusters are employed by insurance carriers to ensure you get as little as possible without breaking the law. This is not to say that insurance adjusters are ...
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  • Lane Splitting Is Now Legal in CA - But Is it Safe?

    With the signing of A.B. 51 into law by Governor Jerry Brown on August 19 th , 2016, California is now the first state to legally recognize “lane splitting,” or the popular practice in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of traffic. The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblymembers Bill Quirk and Tom Lackey, formally approves the practice and gives the California Highway Patrol the ability to ...
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  • 10 Things to Do After a Car Accident

    Car accidents can be incredibly shocking and frightening events, especially if you are unprepared. As emotions run high in the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand and know what to do after your collision. However, there are certain things you can do following a crash to protect yourself and your interests. If you are involved in a car accident: Stop : Never drive ...
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