Responsible for a Car Accident? Can an Umbrella Policy Protect You?

There are many kinds of insurance policies under which you can protect yourself and your property following a car, motorcycle or trucking accident, regardless of who is at fault or responsible for damages stemming from the accident. In a previous blog post, we discussed various types of car insurance coverages and how each one is...

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Minimizing Injuries from a Bicycle Accident

In a previous post, we discussed important California laws related to the operation of a bicycle on streets and highways. These laws were designed to minimize the occurrence of bike-related accidents (see Riding a Bicycle on California Street? Useful Information to Avoid Accidents). In this post, we discuss various things one should...

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Riding a Bicycle on California Streets? Useful Information to Avoid Accidents

Personal injury accidents come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the type of vehicle involved, some accidents can be more catastrophic than others. Big-rig (i.e., trucking) accidents are often the most severe because of their size (see Truck Accidents: Cause and Effects), while accidents involving motorcycles and cars are more...

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Liability Standards for Personal Injuries from a Domestic Animal

In our previous blog post, we discussed how California law imposes strict liability on the owner of a wild animal that injures someone, regardless how much effort was in place to restrain the wild animal or prevent it from harming someone (see Attacked by Someone’s Wild Animal? Strict Liability it is…). We have also...

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Attacked by Someone’s Wild Animal? Strict Liability it is…

A previous blog post discussed how California law follows a theory of liability known as “strict liability” for the owner of a dog that bites someone (see Dog Bites and Dog-Related Injuries). But does strict liability apply to other domesticated animals that bite someone (such as a horse, cat, rabbit, etc.)? The answer...

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