The California Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law (UM/UIM), Insurance Code section 11580.2 was designed to provide a prompt and relatively inexpensive resolution of disputes between an insured and his or her insurer as an alternative to full-scale litigation and a trial. However, nuances in the law, the competing rules, and the customs that have developed among counsel…Details
It is a relatively simple proposition that an insured has 2 years from the date of the accident to preserve the Statute of Limitations by; 1) Filing suit within 2 years, and providing the insurer with notice within a “reasonable” time thereafter; or 2) Making an unequivocal demand for arbitration, in writing, within 2 years.…Details
The Great Recession has resulted in an alarming trend. More and more drivers who were able to maintain full insurance before the recession as required by law have become uninsured because of the economic downturn. It’s understandable that a family that has lost jobs and income may have to make difficult decisions that lead to letting…Details
The Purpose of the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law was to allow Responsible Drivers to Protect Themselves—To Some Extent. It is now up to Responsible Drivers to Adequately Protect Themselves with Sufficient Coverage.
Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, argues that we are in almost the financial equivalent of 1959 California which led to the enactment of the Uninsured Motorist Statute in the first place. There are currently millions of uninsured motorists on the road and the state mandated minimums are too low to protect most California…Details
While hit-and-run accidents are a nationwide problem, Los Angeles is leading the way with staggering figures. According to AAA, 44% of all reported traffic accidents in Los Angeles are caused by hit-and-run drivers. This problem has received little or no media attention or public outcry. So, if you are in an accident in the Los…Details
You should be alarmed by the Decline in Vehicle Seizures in Los Angeles-More Illegal, Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers are on the Road than ever before!
It is no coincidence that serious accidents involving uninsured motorists are on the rise. This dangerous situation is now being fueled by vague and misguided policies which eliminates vehicle impounds for unlicensed and uninsured motorists. The Los Angeles Times reported that vehicle impounds have dropped a whopping 39% in 2012 and there does not seem…Details
The California Financial Responsibility Laws which were enacted to protect all California motorists are as outdated as bell bottoms, platform shoes and Saturday Night Fever. It should not make sense to anyone that California’s minimum policy limits are the lowest in the nation. The cost of living in California is among the highest in the nation and…Details
Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, has been arguing for months that Hit and Run Accidents are Rampant in Los Angeles. From his previous articles it is clear that Hit and Runs are at an epidemic level and look to continue to increase. The Los Angeles Police Department admits that over the last couple of years…Details
Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney andUninsured/Underinsured Motorist Expert Barry P. Goldbergadvocates raising California’s minimum Auto Liability Limits to keep pace with reality. More importantly, Mr. Goldberg has sounded an alarm that uninsured motorists are multiplying in California at a rapid pace. Recently, a reader, Richard G., commented in response to one of Mr. Goldberg’s articles; “wouldn’t increasing…Details
Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg has analyzed the laws on sidewalk bicycle riding and advises his friends, family and clients to not ride on the sidewalks even if legal in certain places. Bicyclists are vulnerable to accident and injury even in the best of traffic circumstances. The injuries can be life changing or even…Details