Am I Entitled to Benefits and Compensation If I Was Injured in a Car Accident?

As a victim, you will otherwise be entitled to receive Benefits despite whether or not you were a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian. In addition to the likelihood of a lawsuit to recover a cash award or settlement for injuries, pain and suffering and other different losses, California's government requires car insurance companies to supply certain obligatory benefits to most of the people who are wounded or killed in car accidents. These benefits are known as "statutory accident ben...

When is a traffic accident claim not viable

traffic accident claimKnowing that a traffic accident claim is not feasible to pursue is a key role for a traffic accident lawyer. The lawyer will explain to the victim whether or not a claim can be made. Having a car accident is always a traumatic experience for anyone. One of the questions that most of the clients who visit us ask first is whether or not they are entitled to claim compensation for their accident.   Sometimes, we may find that the economic consequences of the traffic accident cannot be cl...

Tips for Safe Summer Driving – Avoiding Drowsy Driving

Summer vacation can be a time to relax and recharge, but can also be very hectic. Americans tend to try to pack as much into a short time as possible. If you are driving on your vacation this summer and packing in a lot of all-day activities, you could find yourself guilty of Driving while drowsy. As a Society, We Are Sleep-deprived! There seem to be too many things to do in a day, and we often sacrifice sleep to meet other demands. But sacrificing as little as one to two hours of sleep can a...

Road Rage: How to Cope of with It

Road rage is a behavior that causes accidents, violence, and other driving-related mishaps. Once it consumes you, you are driven to a mad frenzy, making your driving more aggressive, sometimes to the point of being vengeful to other drivers. Careless driving leads to many things, none of them pleasant. So, you should always keep your emotions in check, especially when behind the wheel. You'll never know the consequences until they come crashing into you. Causes of Road Rage Road rage, as its n...

Disaster: How to Prepare for an Earthquake

What Is the Expected Earthquake Damage to Your Home and Community? Your home may have some level of structural damage to its foundations, walls, anchorage of walls to the floor or roof, masonry chimney, and around the garage opening or large window openings if soft story conditions are met. On the other hand, damage to non-structural elements and contents is most likely to occur to interior partitions, exterior wall panels, suspended ceilings, electrical and mechanical equipment, ducts, wat...

Emergency Evacuation: Are Your Prepared for the Worst?

Over that last several years, our country has experienced several catastrophes that lead people to flee their homes, often with little notice. Whether the California fires, the Katrina hurricane or some other natural disaster or emergency situation, you must have a plan for safely and quickly evacuating your home with the documents and personal records you need to take care of your family's business needs. Insurance papers, family documents, even mementos can be quickly lost without advance plan...

Get Your Fun in the Sun on a California Road Trip!

A California road trip along the coast is the quintessential road trip with its breathtaking views, footloose feeling, and the many attractions, cities, and towns to visit along the way.   Everyone agrees - from travel writers to average road trippers - that a California road trip that includes Route 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway) along the coast is one of those lifetime must-dos. The most spectacular section of this famed road is between Morro Bay and Monterey, particularly in the Big Sur are...

Building Your Own Car Emergency Kit

Hopefully, you have supplies stocked in your home in case of an emergency. But did you know that getting stranded in your car is much more likely than being confined to your home for a length of time? For this reason, it is critical that you keep an emergency survival kit for your vehicle. The gear you will need for the kit includes items to help get you back on the road, stay warm, safe and healthy, items to get you noticed but other vehicles and the assorted gear that everyone should have when...

Driving During the Winter: Things You Should Do to Prepare for Driving in Snow

Preparation is the key to survival when conditions are harsh. If you live in regions characterized by long winters, you would definitely know what we are talking about. Let's face it: Winters are harsh and unforgiving, not only for us but for our vehicles as well. If we don't prepare ourselves and our vehicles for winter conditions, the merciless weather will prove overpowering. As far as our vehicles are concerned, they perform best under standard conditions of temperature and pressure. Sinc...

Traveling Alone: Tips to Make a Solo Road Trip Easier

People mostly travel for fun, but have you ever thought about traveling on your own? According to most soloist travelers, traveling alone brings a lot of fun and boosts confidence. One advantage is you can write your own itinerary and the other one is not to think too much of time compared with traveling with a companion. If you have been traveling for a long time now and have not tried traveling alone yet, perhaps this is something you may want to consider in the future. We know some of you m...