Category Archives: Auto Accidents

A Lack of Auto Insurance Does Not Make One Liable for an Accident.

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Insurance company settlement offer too low?

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California Auto accident, but no auto insurance? That is a bad fact. There are consequences to getting into a car accident without liability insurance.

A driver in an accident without insurance can expect the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend their driving privileges for many months. A citation and summons to court for violating California’s Financial Responsibility Law with fines of about $1200 can also be expected. It gets worse if you get sued for an accident without liability insurance coverage. read more

What Auto Accident Damages Can a Plaintiff Claim in Small Claims Court?

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Every day in Small Claims Courtrooms across the US, Plaintiffs in car crash claims make a common giant mistake. They fail to ask for all of the auto accident damages the law offers to them. And this means they miss out, because judges can usually only award damages up to the amount the Plaintiff claims in his or her pleadings.

A Plaintiff representing his/her self in a Small Claims auto collision case should prepare in advance a written “Statement of Damages” which lists, and asks for the following categories of damages separately: read more

How to Reject an Auto Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer on an Auto Accident Claim.

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Want to know how to reject an auto insurance company’s settlement offer on an auto accident claim? Here are some attorney tips.

Pretend you are sitting at a red light in your beautiful 64 Impala, Alpine blarin’. Suddenly, some dude talking on a cell phone rear ends you. You know he was talking on the phone because during the impact it flew out of his window, and broke your side mirror.

Hello auto insurance claim.

The back end of your car is crushed, and you suffer 1 week of pain and soreness, miss 3 days of work. Your estimate for repair of your vehicle is $5000, and you want payment for your injury. read more

Getting Sued in Small Claims Court for an Auto Accident? Here Are Some Defense Attorney Tips.

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Insurance defense attorneys are the experts at defending auto accident claims, big and small. They have a pattern for defending auto accident claims, damages, and negligence causes of action that you might be able to use to your own benefit if you have to represent yourself in small claims court.

Sadly, or happily depending on how you look at it, there are no Insurance Defense Attorneys to help you as a defendant in small claims court if you get sued for that fender bender at the mall.

Yes, the one where the dude says you dented his Harley sounding SUV. read more

What Damages Can an Auto Accident Plaintiff Ask for in Small Claims Court?

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Every day in Small Claims Courtrooms across the US, Plaintiffs in car crash claims make a common giant mistake. They fail to ask for all of the auto accident damages the law offers to them.

A failure to ask for all available damages means a plaintiff misses out, because judges can usually only award damages up to the amount a plaintiff claims in his or her complaint.

A plaintiff representing his/her self in a Small Clams auto collision case should prepare in advance a written “Statement of Damages” which lists, and asks for the following categories of damages separately: read more

Tips for Rejecting an Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer on an Auto Accident Claim

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Pretend you are sitting at a red light in your beautiful 64 Impala, Alpine blarin. Suddenly, some dude talking on a cell phone rear ends you. You know he was talking on the phone because during the impact it flew out of his window, and broke your side mirror. Hello auto insurance claim.

The back end of your car is crushed, and you suffer 1 week of pain and soreness, miss 3 days of work. Your estimate for repair of your vehicle is $5000, and you want payment for your injury.

“Dude”, the other driver does have valid auto insurance, so you expect to be paid. read more

Attorney Tips for Who Are the Right Defendants in an Auto Accident Case in Small Claims Court

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Trying to figure out who to sue to recover your auto accident damages? Do you need to sue the other driver, or their insurance company, or ….

It is no secret that you can sue for damages if you are injured and/or suffer property damage by a negligent driver. An everyday person can even bring a lawsuit on their own without an attorney in small claims court. It happens every court day in California, Texas, New York and other states.

However, many small claims court plaintiffs who sue on their own to recover auto accident damages ruin their own cases before they start by suing the wrong defendants. Here we try to answer the question of who are the correct defendants in an auto accident case……the other driver? The other owner? The insurance company? read more

Tips for Rejecting an Auto Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer

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Pretend you are sitting at a red light in your beautiful 64 Impala, Alpine blarin. Suddenly, some dude talking on a cell phone rear ends you. You know he was talking on the phone because during the impact it flew out of his window, and broke your side mirror. Hello auto insurance claim.

The back end of your car is crushed, and you suffer 1 week of pain and soreness, miss 3 days of work. Your estimate for repair of your vehicle is $5000, and you want payment for your injury.

“Dude”, the other driver does have valid auto insurance, so you expect to be paid. read more

Plaintiff’s Attorney Tips for Rejecting an Auto Insurance Settlement Offer

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Want free tips from an attorney on how to reject and increase a auto insurance settlement offer? Yes, they are negotiable.

Pretend, for a moment, that you are sitting at a red light in your beautiful 64 Impala, Alpine blarin. Suddenly, some dude talking on a cell phone rear ends you. You know he was talking on the phone because during the impact it flew out of his window, and broke your side mirror. Hello auto insurance claim.

The back end of your car is crushed, and you suffer 1 week of pain and soreness, miss 3 days of work. Your estimate for repair of your vehicle is $5000, and you want payment for your injury. read more

A Lack of Auto Insurance Does Not Mean You Are Automatically Liable for Accident

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California Auto accident, but no auto insurance? That is a bad fact. There are consequences to getting into a car accident without liability insurance.

A driver in an accident without insurance can expect the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend their driving privileges for many months. A citation and summons to court for violating California’s Financial Responsibility Law with fines of about $1200 can also be expected. It gets worse if you get sued for an accident without liability insurance coverage. read more