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Understanding Third Party Owner Liability

Understanding Third Party Owner Liability

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At nearly 15 percent of all vehicle owners, California has one of the highest numbers of uninsured motorists in the country. Additionally, the Golden State has one of the lowest insurance minimum requirements in the United States. As a result, many drivers do not have sufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate victim/plaintiffs for their economic and noneconomic damages, especially in cases involving wrongful death or other catastrophic injuries. It's legally possible to recover excess damages from individuals, but it's easier to find other responsible parties and add them to the lawsuits, therefore increasing the pool of available funds. Private Owner Liability Straightforward private negligent entrustment claims come up in a variety of car crash scenarios. A young m...
Fines Are Not the Only Reason to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Fines Are Not the Only Reason to Avoid Drinking and Driving

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded on September 5, 1980. After 36 years, one would think the message would have sunk in by now. It hasn’t. According to MADD: In 2015, 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 51 minutes - and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes. That means people are still drinking alcoholic beverages and getting behind the wheel. Some are delusional enough to be drinking while behind the wheel. To those of us who don’t do that, such behavior seems utterly insane. But expressing that frustration is no way to change behavior. The people who do it don’t believe they are behaving in an insane manner. They believe they are perfectly reasonable. We cannot eliminate the problem without getting inside of the heads of those who
New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

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Partially for education reasons and partially for enforcement reasons, lawmakers made the existing child restraint law much more specific. The current Vehicle Code 27360 requires children under 8 to be in the back seat and to be restrained in "an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards," a vague phrase that is almost impossible to enforce and also gives parents almost no guidance as to what kind of restraint is appropriate for what ages and sizes. The new law uses the 2-40-40 rule: children under 2 who weigh less than 40 pounds and are less than 40 inches (3'3") tall must be in rear-facing car seats. Children from 2 to 8 must be in front-facing car or booster seats; children over 8 can sit buckled in the rear seat if
Top 5 Cleaning Hacks

Top 5 Cleaning Hacks

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This infographic was created by Clean Carpet Guru, who have made it their mission to save time and money when it comes to picking the best carpet cleaner. As it is a new year, families and homeowners might want to take part in some general household cleaning. This infographic details Top 5 Everyday Cleaning hacks to achieve a cleaner more hygienic home.  We hope you enjoy.  
Grandparents’ Rights In California

Grandparents’ Rights In California

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The government states that 10 percent of American children live with at least one grandparent, and that number does not include the number of grandparents who provide extensive financial and/or emotional support to their grandchildren. While a few grandparents are little more than babysitters and may even be reluctant to have a close relationship with their grandchildren, most of them go all in emotionally. While these bonds often take months or years to form, a divorce can sever them practically overnight. Often one parent wants to “punish” the other parent, and does this by cutting off or limiting contact with that parent’s parents. Fortunately, if you are in this situation, you have some legal options in California. Legal Presumptions Not all grandparents have a legal right
5 Best Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas – Best Christmas Dinner Recipes

5 Best Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas – Best Christmas Dinner Recipes

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Searching for bubbly and scrumptious Christmas dinner recipes? Stop worrying. We've accumulated some of the best Christmas dinner recipes—from tidbits to mains to treats to beverages—to make your feast as exceptional as the occasion itself. In the first place, lift the spirits everybody's hunger with some little chomps, similar to prosciutto-wrapped pears with blue cheddar or caramelized onion and apple tarts (made with locally acquired puff baked good to speed things up, obviously). At that point serve up a devour: customary coated ham or meal meat, or something somewhat more abnormal, similar to tarragon-rubbed sheep or pork loaded down with prunes. Round it out with your selection of sides: Brussels grows with pecans, coated carrots, prepared sweet potatoes showered with maple syrup, ju