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Any time you suffer a loss that is covered by insurance, the insurance company is legally bound to act in good faith when reviewing your claim. However, there are times when the insurance provider fails to abide by the law and outright rejects a claim without exercising the good faith required during review. This can happen for a personal property claim if your home is damaged by a storm, in a medical situation where the...

Car accidents cause serious damage. Victims can suffer both personal injury and damage to their personal property. The party who caused the accident is responsible for repayment of expenses associated with the accident, and maximizing recovery ensures victims are not left holding the bag for any of the costs. Most cases follow a similar pattern, whereby the injured person makes a demand for compensation from the insurance company of the negligent party. This can lead...

A wrongful death action is one where death has resulted from the actions, or inactions of another. Families of victims of fatal car accidents can file a wrongful death action, and the same is true for other types of accidents. One of the most complex types of case is a medical malpractice action. It can be difficult to convince a jury that a physician or other healthcare professional has caused more harm than good. Mistakes...

Services like Lyft and Uber have transformed the way people get from one place to another. These ridesharing services can provide a safe ride home from clubs and bars, and are economical ways to get to work or school if you are temporarily without your own vehicle. But rideshare drivers are also human, and having an accident while using a Lyft or Uber is a possibility. If this happens to you, you will want to...

Over the years car manufacturers have made great improvements in safety features for cars, but there is still work to do. One of the most recent technological advances is that of a self-driving car. The idea is that the technology takes away the human element, which can be deadly when a driver is distracted or driving under the influence. But how safe are self-driving cars? There are pros and cons on this issue, and taking...

Not all car accidents are between vehicles. In some cases a bystander or pedestrian can be struck and hurt by a car. Many times the injuries in these cases are far greater than those involving only cars because a pedestrian is out in the open and unprotected. Seatbelts and air bags are not available to pedestrians and when a car hits a person the injuries are usually devastating. Injuries can range from broken bones to...