Man trying to understand if he needs UM insurance
We’ve addressed the topic of uninsured motorist (UM) insurance a few times in some of our recent articles. However, we’ve yet to devote an article to explaining exactly what UM insurance is, and we thought it was time to do just that.A lot of our clients have questions about UM insurance.Do I need it? What good will it do me? How much does it cost?In this article, we’re going to take some time to ... read more >>

What to do after hertz accident
In a previous piece, we spoke at length about Enterprise Rent-A-Car accidents. Enterprise is the largest rental car company in America, and the one with which you are mostly likely to do business if you rent a car.But Enterprise is not the only relevant rental car company; if you borrow a rental car in America, you’re also quite likely to find yourself behind the wheel of a Hertz rental. Founded in 1918 (nearly half a ... read more >>

It’s been almost a year since weed was legalized in California, but a lot of questions remain, particularly with regards to marijuana and driving.How much do you have to worry about stoned drivers?And if you are a marijuana user, what precautions should you take to avoid getting a marijuana DUI?Unfortunately, there’s no 100% clear answer to the question of how much more dangerous our roads will become. But if you familiarize yourself with the law, ... read more >>

Man with back pain symptoms after auto accident
Injuries after a car accident are extremely common.It is estimated that every single year, three million Americans are injured in automobile accidents. These injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises, to serious life-altering injuries.Some of these injuries are readily apparent within the first few minutes after an accident. But other times, the injury can be harder to spot. And even if the symptoms do manifest right away, car accident victims are typically pumped full ... read more >>

Facebook post of car accident
Today, it seems like just about everything ends up on social media.A lot of people share Facebook and Twitter status updates almost reflexively, and so when something as big as an accident happens to you, it may seem perfectly natural to announce it on social media.We’re not here to lecture you for social media addiction or anything like that. (We’re not the ones to cast the first stone, anyway.) But if you have just been ... read more >>

Good attorney and bad attorney comparison
As anyone who has had any hands-on experience with the law can tell you, the relationship between an attorney and client is rarely a simple or straightforward one in practice.Both parties in the attorney-client relationship share the common goal of winning a particular case. However, there are all sorts of complications that can arise between clients and attorneys, and while many of these complications can be resolved, in some cases they are insurmountable.If you are ... read more >>

Anyone who is involved in a major car accident will most likely have to deal with a tow truck.You might be able to drive home from a smaller accident, but if your vehicle is totaled or severely damaged, then you will probably have to get a towing company involved, which can come with all sorts of unforeseen complications.Maybe you think that towing is straightforward. Okay, you probably don’t. But even so, you probably still don’t ... read more >>

In our last article, we wrote about the SR-1 form, which every driver must file with the DMV after they have been in an accident in California leading to death, injury, or significant (over $1,000) property damage.In this article, we’re going to talk about another important DMV form: the SR-19C, also known as a Financial Responsibility Information Request, which must also be filed with the DMV in cases involving uninsured motorists.You may file an SR-19C ... read more >>

view from motocycle goprop
Motorcyclists on California roads have been lane-splitting for decades, but all this time, the state government has never taken an explicit stand for or against the practice…...until last year, when Sacramento finally decided to address the issue head-on.Assembly Bill 51, which came into effect earlier this year, formally legalized lane-splitting in California. However, there is still no consistent set of standards for the practice, and many questions remain.What Is Lane-Splitting? Lane-splitting is the practice by which ... read more >>

If you have recently been in a car accident in the state of California, then there is something important that you should know.You are required by law to fill out an SR-1 form with the DMV within ten days of a major accident.This requirement applies to you whether or not you were at fault in the accident. It applies to you whether or not you had the proper auto insurance, and whether or not your ... read more >>