Although a driver may think he or she has complete coverage, there are a number of instances in which a policy may not cover the full amount of damages in a car accident. There are many different types of policies, and not having any particular one may decrease the amount you are awarded in compensation. The following FAQ explores some of the finer points of insurance coverage so you can more fully understand what different policies cover.
What is underinsured motorist coverage?
Under California law, any motor vehicle operating in the state must have certain minimum amounts of car insurance. The [...]
Establishing who is responsible for a personal injury is often not as easy as you might think. Many times, more than one person acted in a negligent way that caused your injury. Sometimes, even you may have contributed to your own injury through negligent behavior. Importantly, being partially at fault for your injuries does not prevent you from being compensated for your injuries.
What is Negligence?
Most personal injury accidents result from someone’s negligent behavior. For instance, if you are driving through an intersection and hit by someone who failed to stop at a stop light, the person who hit [...]
Although colloquially used to describe lawsuits that seem absurd, in legal terms, the word “frivolous” is applied to claims and defenses that are illogical, groundless, or both. Frivolous lawsuits unnecessarily waste the court’s valuable time as well as the time and resources of the parties involved. There is a public misconception of concerning frivolous lawsuits, but before applying that term to any absurd lawsuit, it is important to understand what makes a lawsuit frivolous or legitimate.
Frivolous Lawsuit Example: Woman vs. McDonald’s Coffee
The classic and most famous example of a “frivolous lawsuit,” involves a lady and a McDonald’s coffee. Most [...]