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February 2019

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work in California?

|  Posted on February 25, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Car accidents are a common occurrence in California, but many people are unclear about the laws that surround receiving a settlement. From what to do after an accident to what pieces of evidence you need to present when you file your claim, navigating car accident settlements can be difficult. Knowing the answers to the most common questions about car accidents and enlisting the services of a car accident attorney in San Jose will help you file your claim without unnecessary stress. What Are My Legal Options for Receiving Car Accident Compensation? In the state of California, you have three main options for pursuing compensation after a car accident. You can file a claim with your own insurance company. You can...
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How to Report a Drunk Driver in California

|  Posted on February 12, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Driving while under the influence of alcohol claims thousands of innocent lives every single year, including lives of California drivers, pedestrians, and passengers. The sad reality of drunk driving is that it is completely preventable – people who get behind the wheel while intoxicated can easily choose not to do so. If you see a drunk driver on the road or believe someone you know could engage in drunk driving, it is important to report them to your local authorities before it is too late. If you are involved in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, contact a San Jose car accident attorney at Henshaw Law Office. California Drunk Driving Statistics Drunk driving has significantly decreased in recent...
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Is California a No-Fault State?

|  Posted on February 4, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Each state has unique rules for handling vehicle accidents. One of the main differences between states and how they handle insurance matters is establishing fault. Certain states follow a no-fault model – is California one of them? What Is a No-Fault State? No-fault states require that motorists file a claim with their own insurance companies following a car accident, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In other words, motorists seek compensation for damages from their own insurer. Under no-fault laws, motorists have personal injury protection (PIP) that helps cover the costs of medical bills and property damage. In certain circumstances, a motorist may step outside the no-fault system and file a traditional claim. When an accident results...
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