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November 2018

What to Do if You Are a Passenger in a Car Accident

|  Posted on November 30, 2018  |  in Uncategorized
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality on our busy highways, and they can cause injuries to drivers and passengers alike. The severity of these accidents range from simple fender benders to multi-car collisions that result in severe injuries and even death. Negligent driving, poor weather conditions, vehicle malfunction, and confusion can all cause car accidents. Even in the best circumstances, people can suffer serious and long-term injuries. Though most attention is on the drivers and determining who is at fault, passengers also have rights after suffering injuries in car accidents. If you are a passenger in a car accident, you may suffer from severe, life-altering injuries that limit your ability to engage in day-to-day tasks. You may have missed work...
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Driving Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

|  Posted on November 20, 2018  |  in Uncategorized
The Thanksgiving season brings food, warm family memories — and often, hours of driving. Whether you’re traveling across the country or visiting relatives in the next town, expect traffic to be heavy and other motorists to drive unsafely. Follow these driving tips from the San Jose car accident lawyers at Henshaw Law Office for safe travels this Thanksgiving season. Always Have a Designated Driver If your Thanksgiving festivities involve alcohol, always make sure to designate a sober driver for your group. Driving under the influence causes thousands of preventable deaths every single year. You can also use ride-sharing apps or taxi services to get home after these events. Never operate a motor vehicle after drinking – not only can...
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Who Pays for a Rental Car After an Accident?

|  Posted on November 15, 2018  |  in Uncategorized
Unexpected car accidents can cause a lot of damage. If you are a victim of a car accident, you may find yourself in need of a rental car. You may need to continue to commute to work, school, or doctor’s appointments. However, on top of medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with your injuries, you may not have enough funds to pay for this rental out of pocket. Say you don’t have the time or the money to think about getting a rental car, but you need one to perform your daily tasks. What are your options in this situation? Your Insurance Options In California, you can opt for rental car reimbursement insurance with your policy plan. This...
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11 Things to Know After a California Car Accident

|  Posted on November 2, 2018  |  in Uncategorized
If you recently have been in a car accident in California, you may be wondering what you should do? Our San Jose car accident lawyers know how stressful life can be after an auto collision. The following eleven items represent critical steps that will help you understand and maintain your rights following an accident in the Golden State, and help you avoid potential issues or problems with claims after the accident. 1. Gather Information Gathering information, in some cases, can be the most critical step to protecting your legal interests. In order to preserve a personal injury claim arising out of the accident, take note of: Vehicle license plate numbers Names of all parties involved, including witnesses Driver’s license numbers...
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