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July 2019

Insurance Requirements in California

|  Posted on July 29, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
To operate a vehicle lawfully in the state of California, you must carry certain types and amounts of insurance. Insurance guarantees a vehicle owner’s financial responsibility for any injuries or damages the person driving the vehicle may cause. It is a crime to operate a vehicle without adequate insurance in the Golden State. If you get into a car accident in California, the insurance of the at-fault driver will pay for damages. Minimum Insurance for Cars, Motorcycles and Mopeds Operating a passenger car, truck, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, certain motorized bicycles or a moped in California requires vehicle insurance. This insurance will pay for victims’ losses if an accident occurs. Each state requires different types and levels of insurance. Purchasing at...
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California ATV Laws

|  Posted on July 26, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are common for both work and play in California. ATVs are motorized off-road vehicles with four tires, one or two seats, and handlebars or a steering wheel. Some ATVs have roll cages while others do not. Operating an ATV legally in California takes a working knowledge of the state’s related traffic laws and safety rules. Otherwise, you could get in trouble for operating your ATV against the law. Who Can Operate an ATV? Many parents make the mistake of thinking that since ATVs are recreational vehicles, they are safe for children. This has led to thousands of serious child injuries and fatalities over the years. California Vehicle Code section 38304.1 states that on private property, parents and...
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Can I Sue If I Was Partly at Fault for an Accident?

|  Posted on July 22, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
The fault for an accident is not always black and white. Most accidents involve gray areas, where it is difficult to tell exactly who caused the accident or how it happened. These gray areas have led to many states, including California, adopting comparative negligence laws. In California, you may still file an injury claim against someone else even if you were partly at fault for the accident. You or your lawyer must navigate the state’s unique comparative negligence laws for maximum recovery. What Is Comparative Negligence? The two main types of negligence laws in the U.S. are contributory and comparative. Contributory negligence states that a victim forfeits the right to compensation if he or she contributes to the accident in...
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Can I Sue My Dentist?

|  Posted on July 19, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Medical malpractice does not only refer to the negligence of a doctor or nurse. It can also refer to dental malpractice. This is the professional negligence of a dentist, dental assistant, orthodontist, oral surgeon or another dental professional. Bringing a lawsuit against your dentist in San Jose could result in payment for your damages if he or she negligently injured you. You might have grounds to file if all four elements of a claim exist. Dentist-Patient Relationship You will not have a claim against a dentist if he or she was not your dentist at the time of the alleged harm. If you asked a dentist friend at a cocktail party for advice about a sore tooth, for example, you...
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