What to Do if the Other Driver Refuses to Share Their Insurance Information

In the aftermath of a car accident, one critical step is the exchange of insurance information between parties involved. However, the situation becomes particularly complex when the other motorist refuses to share their insurance information. Such incidents can leave you feeling frustrated and uncertain about how to proceed, especially when you’re facing potential injuries, vehicle… read more

California Crosswalk Laws and Accidents

Crosswalks are designated zones intended to keep pedestrians safe as they cross busy streets. Unfortunately, these safety zones can become the scenes of accidents when drivers fail to adhere to safety regulations and standards. A crosswalk accident can lead to devastating injuries, emotional suffering, and financial burdens. The lawyers at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. have… read more

How Can Dashcam Footage Impact Your Truck Accident Case?

Dashcam footage plays a critical role in determining liability in vehicle accidents, especially those involving commercial trucks. If you contact a highly qualified lawyer at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. promptly after an accident, we can secure valuable evidence from the truck’s dashcam and its event data recorder (EDR), often referred to as the vehicle’s “black… read more

Can I Choose My Own Auto Mechanic After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, one of the most common questions is whether you can choose your own auto mechanic for vehicle repairs or if you are bound to use one selected by the insurance company. Under California law, you are within your rights to use your own auto mechanic, and your insurance company cannot prevent… read more

Top 10 Pieces of Information Your Wildfire Lawyer Needs ASAP

Surviving a wildfire disaster can lead to significant property losses, medical bills, and personal injuries. While a wildfire lawsuit against PG&E cannot reverse these losses, it could help disaster victims and their families move forward with the financial assistance they need. You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information a wildfire claim demands –… read more

The Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in CA

Semi-truck accidents are common and often catastrophic vehicle collisions in California. They involve commercial motor vehicles that can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Smaller and lighter passenger cars are no match – they typically suffer the worst damages. In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) reported 107,000 injury accidents and 4,657 fatal accidents… read more

What Happens If You Get in an Accident With a Permit in California?

Young and inexperienced drivers commonly cause car accidents in California. New drivers lack the hands-on experience to drive as safely or prudently as older drivers. They also tend to overestimate their driving capabilities, increasing the risk of mistakes such as multitasking behind the wheel or texting and driving. Inexperience and overconfidence are a dangerous combination… read more

Who Is Responsible for No-Seat-Belt Injuries in California?

Not wearing a seat belt is a factor that could affect a personal injury claim in California. California seat belt laws, according to California Vehicle Code 27315, make it mandatory for anyone 16 and older to wear a seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Parents must be responsible for ensuring children under… read more

How Do Rideshare Companies Respond After Car Accidents in California?

Ridesharing, using apps like Uber and Lyft, is often seen as a convenient and safe choice for getting around. However, accidents involving these services happen and can result in serious consequences. Each year, several incidents result in passengers, drivers, or other road users suffering accident fatalities. In cases where a rideshare driver is involved in… read more