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 ...Read More
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. ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
At Bruno & Associates, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, clients and the public while still continuing to provide the best legal services possible to every single person who needs our help. For our clients and potential clients, we offer remote video conferencing appointments and we are experimenting with new and different ways to remain available to those who need us during this crisis.
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