Oregon Auto Insurance Rules

Oregon is one of the nation’s safer states to drive in, with a particularly low rate of alcohol-related fatalities and a high rate of auto insurance coverage. Nevertheless, when an accident does occur, insurance issues loom large, especially if the accident can be clearly identified as one party’s fault.  Following is an outline of Oregon’s […]

New York Auto Insurance Rules

New York, as one of the most populous states in the union, suffers more road accidents than most other states despite the fact that its per capita accident rate is one of the lowest in the nation. Since insurance issues almost always come into play when a car accident claim arises, an understanding of New […]

Fatality Car Accident Damages

Being in a car accident or knowing a family member was injured in a car accident is stressful enough, but when a loved one dies due to someone else’s reckless or negligent driving, a feeling of outrage often accompanies the grief because the death did not have to happen. Some motor vehicle collisions involve simple […]

Electrocution Death and Construction Workers

After analyzing data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Fire Protection Association has determined that a “significant share” of contract worker deaths from electrocution in the four-year period from 2012 to 2016 were construction workers. Contract workers are either employees from an outside entity or self-employed independent contractors. In a report published in […]

When Insurance Companies Act on Bad Faith

Insurance is meant to protect us against catastrophic, life-changing events like ill health, accidents, natural disasters, and death. Without insurance, one car accident or an unexpected illness can cause irreparable harm to our financial stability. Without insurance, we have no protection against the curve balls that life throws at us—the situations that it’s impossible to […]

Oklahoma City Jury Delivers Aetna $25.5 Million Message

Aetna is the nation’s third-largest insurance provider with over 23 million customers across the United States, but recently it was dealt a massive blow by 12 jury members in Oklahoma City. Members of the jury in the case of Orrana Cunningham admit that sending a message to Aetna was part of the discussion during deliberations, […]

E-Scooter Companies in Hot Water—Again

Electronic scooter companies are under fire again because people are getting hurt as the craze that took off in the summer of 2018 gains momentum across the country. More and more people are trying this fast, fun mode of transportation around big cities, but the speedy route to work is taking a toll, and getting […]

Insurers Seeking Ways to Monitor Distracted Driving

Recent reports suggest that distracted driving could come with a hefty price tag in the form of insurance premiums. But when compared to other infractions, distracted driving penalties are barely a drop in the bucket, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Slow driving, for instance, can cause a $345 surge in yearly insurance payments. […]

Liability and Airbnb

When traveling, many people are finding that there is no better way to get accommodations than to use Airbnb. Renters and homeowners can use their property to make some extra money – either to subsidize the rent or to save some extra holiday cash – and vacationers looking to save a buck can use Airbnb […]