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Using your uninsured motorist coverage

When you bought your auto insurance policy, your agent should have offered to add uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. California law requires insurance agents to offer this added coverage, but you are not required to purchase it. However, it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, so you agreed, and you were right to do so since California has one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the country at 15 percent.

Long-term brain injuries may develop in split-second car accident

When you set out on the highway to begin your day, you naturally believe that your day will be relatively ordinary. However, you quickly find yourself with a pounding headache after a car strikes your vehicle. All of a sudden, your day has become anything but ordinary as a result of a negligent fellow driver.

After a car accident, do I take the settlement or go to trial?

While going about your day, you found yourself once again on one of California's many busy highways. This time, your trip was a little different. This time, you were involved in an accident that left you seriously hurt. Broken but recovering, you are struggling physically, emotionally and financially. Then the responsible party's insurance provider calls and offers you a settlement. Do you take it?

Has your crash caused long-term pain and suffering?

Car accidents in Orange County happen frequently, and although there can be a variety of factors that cause crashes, negligence of some sort is often to blame. If you have to cope with the consequences of a distracted or impaired driver's actions, you may have questions about the recovery you may seek.

What damages are legally recoverable after car accident injuries?

Drivers in Orange County and the rest of California are always at risk of suffering injuries in collisions in intersections, T-bone crashes, rear-end accidents and crashes that involve red light or stop sign violations. If you have suffered injuries in an accident that resulted from the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to seek recovery of damages.

Uninsured Motorist Insurance -- for when you least expect a crash

Did you know you could prevent the financial consequences of a crash with a driver who has no auto insurance, or not enough insurance, to cover your damages? Orange County drivers must take out a mandatory minimum level of auto insurance, and they may add additional coverage for uninsured and underinsured liability. Although California law requires all motorists to carry auto insurance, many drivers have only the minimum amount of insurance while others choose to drive without any liability protection.

Fatal California crashes increased at more than double the nation

When you get in your car to drive to work in the morning or take your kids to school, you're likely thinking of what lies ahead: errands to run, chores to do and places you need to stop throughout the day. The last thing you're probably mulling over is your chances of getting into a serious car accident that day. Unfortunately, that possibility is not as remote as it should be.

Look out for these human hazards while driving in California

Are you suffering the consequences of a car accident that resulted from another person's negligence? Mounting medical bills, lost wages and other losses may be overwhelming. Considering the numbers of people who are injured or killed in car accidents in California every year, you could view automobiles as a risk to the health and safety of all.