How Do I Get a DMV Total Loss Registration Refund?

A totaled car is one that’s considered too costly to repair. But just because your vehicle is a total loss doesn’t mean you can’t receive a settlement on it. Rather than paying for repairs, you can settle for its salvage value. You must go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) before receiving compensation. A […]

How Effective Are Safety Features in Cars?

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) are rapidly becoming standard features in new cars. Aside from familiar safety elements like seatbelts and airbags, many vehicles include collision warning systems, blind-spot detection, automatic emergency braking, etc. But are these safety features in cars making a difference? Vehicle crashes, accident injuries, and fatalities are in the news almost every […]

Can I Sell a Totaled Car?

When a car is totaled, the insurance company has decided the cost of fixing the vehicle is more than its value. Salvaged cars are those that have been declared totaled. Selling a totaled car is possible and legal. If you’re asking, “Can I sell a totaled car?”, we’ll explain how to do so. Your Insurance […]

In a Multi-Vehicle Crash, Is the Car with More Damage at Fault?

In a Multi Vehicle Crash Is the Car with More Damage at Fault

A multi-vehicle accident involves three or more cars. It’s often caused by a chain reaction in which the first car collides with another vehicle that hits the next, triggering a series of crashes. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon on California’s busy roads. Establishing fault in such a situation can be difficult. Oftentimes, the extent of […]

How Do Car Insurance Companies Pay Out Claims?

If you’re injured in a car accident, receiving an insurance claim payout is a major hurdle. Let’s assume you’ve filed a claim and an insurance company has evaluated and approved it. In California, an insurer has 30 days to pay a settled claim.¹ To help you better understand what to expect, we’ll look at how […]

Who Is Liable for Damages in an L.A. Car Chase?

Who Is Liable for Damages in an L.A. Car Chase

Car chases aren’t uncommon in Los Angeles. Watching one on a live broadcast can be exciting, but being caught in the middle of the action isn’t fun. High-speed chases can cause unsuspecting drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to be severely injured. There’s no way to predict when a police chase may occur. If your life has […]

Who’s Liable When Road Conditions Cause a Car Accident?

Whos Liable When Road Conditions Cause a Car Accident

Negligent driving is a leading cause of car accidents, but dangerous crashes also occur due to poor road conditions. These include issues other than bad weather. Depending on the case, a city, county, or state government agency (or other person/entity) may be liable for damages. We’ll look at who may be responsible when road conditions […]

Who Gets the Insurance Check When a Car Is Totaled?

Who Gets the Insurance Check When a Car Is Totaled

When the insurance company determines your car is totaled, that means the cost of repairs is greater than its estimated value. However, that doesn’t guarantee you can pocket the cash when your accident claim gets paid. Who gets the insurance check when a car is totaled depends on the following: You Own the Vehicle If […]

What Does Whiplash Feel Like and When Should I Get Medical Treatment?

Whiplash is a term often associated with car accidents. It can occur after a fall, assault, or sports accident as well. But regardless of how common the term is, many people don’t know what it’s like (the symptoms, severity, and impact on daily life vary from person to person). We’ll now answer the question, “What […]

What Safety Devices on Cars Can Be Added Later?

In recent years, auto manufacturers have started including numerous safety features in vehicles. These can save lives and even help avoid accidents. But the average age of cars on the road is 12.2 years, as of 2022, according to S&P Global Mobility. That means owners of older vehicles may not benefit from what are now […]