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Los Angeles is the hit-and-run capital of the nation, and Orange County also sees thousands of these accidents every year.
At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our Orange County car accident attorneys have been helping clients recover from auto accidents since 1974.
In addition to legal expertise, we offer you the depth of experience that comes from over 40 years of investigating wrecks, arranging treatment with doctors and medical specialists in the area, and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.
We know the local insurance companies, and they know us, too. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we urge you to contact us immediately: www.allenflatt.com/contact.html.
A promise of good faith and fair dealing is implied in every insurance policy and goes beyond mere payment for losses claimed under the policy. Under California law, when your insurance company breaches its duties under its insurance policy, it may be liable for the tort of bad faith.
If you are like most people, you’ve probably noticed insurance rates are at an all-time high. Most carriers have increased their rates by an average of 18-20% per year for auto insurance—and an average 25-30% increase for homeowners’ insurance. To this end, we thought it might be valuable to take a moment and explore some of reasons for these recent escalations and offer our support during these inflationary times.
Congratulations to our firm’s investigator, Brian Lew, as we celebrate his 30th anniversary with Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie!
Brian’s work is crucial, and for over three decades he has been providing valuable information to help our clients achieve the very best outcomes. Brian interviews witnesses, reviews evidence, interacts with law enforcement agencies, adjusts property damage claims, and negotiates with insurance carriers. He is typically the first to interact with potential new clients, and Brian is consistently described as an excellent listener and a very patient person. When he’s not helping fight for our clients, he’s enjoying family time and traveling to his son’s basketball games. Happy 30th anniversary Brian!
To learn more about Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie and our team, visit www.allenflatt.com/team.
Have you ever been involved in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or other vehicle accident, and when you’re calling to report the accident with your insurance company, an insurance adjustor asks you for a recorded statement? We genuinely hope you are never a victim of personal injury, but if you are someday…
Here are some strong reasons why giving the insurance company a recorded statement is bad idea.
Following a car accident, every driver involved is required to make sure the other drivers are safe, contact the police, and share their driver’s license information with each other. However, California law does not require drivers to share insurance information, which is vital if any of them wish to file an auto accident claim against the other.
Most of us carry various types of insurance including auto, health, life, homeowners, and some more unusual polices for GAP that covers the balance of a loan when your vehicle is declared a total loss. Or if you are Jennifer Lopez, you can actually insure your ASSets!
As we explained in the blog “Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Insurance: Why You Need It,” if you drive in California, you are required to carry liability insurance. Liability insurance is intended to protect other drivers should you cause an accident. The blog also explained why it’s a good idea to carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. But there are other types of auto insurance coverage available that you may want to consider adding to your policy. Let’s examine them:
Auto insurance is mandatory in California and most other states. But people don’t like to spend a lot of money on something they may never need or use. That type of mindset often causes drivers to opt for the minimum coverage allowed by the state, or to buy discount insurance they see advertised on TV. But as your grandmother may have said to you when you were a kid, there’s such a thing as being “penny wise and pound foolish.”
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