Parental Responsibility for Accidents Caused by Minors
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a minor, you should immediately seek advice from a knowledgeable injury attorney to determine whether your damages will be limited or whether you can force the parent's to take responsibility for their child's negligence beyond these limits.
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Parental Responsibility for Accidents Caused by Minors

20-February-2011

Generally, parents are not responsible for torts committed by their minor child. This rule dates back to a California Supreme Court case from 1885. However, the legislature has carved out several exceptions to this general rule, including limited parental responsibility for motor vehicle accidents caused by minors. Under current law, if a minor causes a ...

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Air Bag Injuries

15-February-2011

Airbags save lives, but they also can lead to serious injuries and even death, especially if you sit too close to the steering wheel. According to ConsumerAffairs.com, a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of 35 airbag-related deaths found that 25 of the victims were women between 4’7″ and 5’5″ in height. ...

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The 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America

14-February-2011

Do you know how your automobile insurance company stacks up against the competition? The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has identified the 10 worst US insurance companies, based on consumer complaints to state regulatory agencies and lawsuits filed on behalf of consumers. According to AAJ, the worst US insurance companies are: Allstate Unum AIG State ...

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California’s Prop. 103: Consumer Protection in Purchasing Auto Liability Insurance

08-February-2011

Proposition 103 protects California consumers when purchasing and maintaining automobile insurance. Some of the key provisions of Prop. 103 are: “Good Driver” Discount. A Good Driver is a person who has been licensed for at least 3 years and has no more than 1 point on his/her driving record. Every California insurance company must offer ...

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Accident Reports

03-February-2011

If you are involved in an auto accident, you must file an accident report even if the accident was not your fault. California DMV requires that you file a Form SR-1 for motor vehicle accidents causing injury or death to any person or causing over $750 in property damage. You can get the SR-1 form ...

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Medical Payments Coverage: All Insurance Is Not Created Equal

02-February-2011

These are tough economic times and everyone is looking to cut back on expenses, including auto insurance expenses. Be careful how you cut costs on your automobile insurance costs. Saving money on your auto insurance could end up hurting you if you are involved in an accident. Uninsured motorist coverage (also underinsured motorist coverage) and ...

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