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Insurance Requirements in California

Driving in California comes with certain legal requirements. One of the most well-known – and important – requirements is that of carrying adequate automobile insurance. State car insurance laws aim to protect all roadway users after traffic accidents. In California, the party not at fault for the collision will not be financially liable for damages. […]

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California Subrogation Laws

Subrogation is an insurance term you may encounter after a personal injury accident in California. Subrogation is an action your insurance company can take to recover the amount it gave you to cover your medical expenses. The insurer will not request a subrogation payment from you, but rather from the party that caused your accident. […]

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California Leash Law

Californians love their pets. Many cities in California have earned the title of most pet-friendly in the country, including San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento. California has some of the most progressive pet laws as well, including one recently passed law to treat pets more like children than property in divorce cases. As a pet […]

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California Pool Laws

No one thinks a swimming pool accident could happen to him or her…until it does. A kid sneaking into your pool, someone slipping on your pool deck or a broken drain catching a swimmer’s hair could all lead to tragedy. Drowning is the fifth cause of unintentional injury death in America, according to the Centers […]

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California Helmet Laws

You may understand the importance of wearing a helmet, but not the exact laws in California regarding them. Jumping on an electric scooter or bicycle, for example, may involve different helmet laws than a motorcycle. Knowing when the law requires the use of helmets for riders and passengers can help keep you out of legal […]

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What Does Consent Mean?

When discussing sexual assault and abuse, you will hear the word “consent” come up over and over again. Defining consent is not easy, and the laws vary state-by-state. The general definition of consent when it comes to sexual activity is “an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity.” Consent can be given both verbally […]

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California Moped Laws

California is ideal for vehicles such as mopeds, with blue skies and warm weather year-round in some parts of the state. If a moped is your vehicle of choice, however, you must obey specific traffic laws to avoid a ticket or other legal troubles. Causing a traffic accident while breaking one of California’s moped laws […]

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Public Record?

Achieving a personal injury settlement after a serious accident in California could give you and your family immense financial relief. You may finally have the money to pay off medical debts, repair damaged property and get back on your feet. Protecting your privacy and preventing strangers from knowing you received a sizable settlement, however, can […]

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Types of Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

Most personal injury claims center on the legal theory of negligence. The broad definition of negligence is to act outside of one’s duties of care. Acting carelessly or recklessly could constitute negligence if the individual fails to uphold the accepted standards of care for the situation. If negligence causes injury or damage to another person, […]

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California Jaywalking Law

Jaywalking is a common term for a pedestrian crossing the street at a place that is not an intersection or crosswalk. Although California law does not specifically use the term jaywalking, it prohibits crossing the road at any place except in designated locations. If a vehicle strikes a jaywalking pedestrian, the pedestrian could be wholly […]

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