Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3 Tips To Avoid Premises Liability At Your Home.


Premises liability laws can hold you responsible for accidents that happen on your home property. Property owners have a duty to reasonably maintain, operate and design property to keep it safe for visitors. They must be knowledgeable for known dangers and post warnings of hazardous areas. It’s important that you regularly check your entire property so you can detect any dangerous conditions before they could lead to accidents. Having some easy repairs completed could prevent a costly lawsuit on your hands.

Here are three tips on what to look for:

1. Inspect Your Home Weekly

A house can always look cozy, clean, neat, or fashionable but that’s not what keeps the house safe. Look for indoor issues such as loose or damaged electrical wiring (Most house fires are caused by), plumbing issues (Running toilet, leaky pipes, clogged drains, etc.), and water pipes to prevent water intrusion into the home structure. Outdoors issues to look for include heating/cooling system defects from improper installations, inadequate maintenance, and aged components (Which are the most common), roof damage (Roof leaks, roof punctures, blistering, shrinkage, etc.), the driveway (poor pavement, cracks, potholes), and overall structural damage (Walls, chipped paint, leakage, mold, termites, etc.).

2. Perform Necessary Repairs

When you find anything needing repairs from your weekly inspections, make sure to get them done as soon as possible no matter how minor the issue is. If you’re not very experienced at home repair or unfamiliar with repair tools, you should get a professional to perform any minor, major, or more complicated repairs.

3. Use Signs To Surround Repairs That Are Not Complete

In the case that you have guests entering your home or property, have signs surrounding the areas that need or are in the process of being repaired. For areas pertaining water damages you would purchase a caution sign (Wet floor), outdoor areas should be surrounded by yellow caution tape and if necessary a Hard hat caution sign. If the funds are low, you can simply create a sign with a marker, paper, and tape. The sign should be large, readable, and warns the guests of the hazardous area.


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hit and Run Accidents


You’re stuck in traffic and all of a sudden you feel a jolt and you’ve just been rear-ended. As you pull over on the side of the road to assess the damages you notice the driver at fault take off. All of sudden you realize you are left confused and with a dented bumper. You’re probably wondering what to do. Do you report it to your insurance company? Do you report it to the police, or do you just fix it yourself? If it is or is possible, try and take down the license plate number of the other car at fault.

There are a few steps you can take after being involved in a hit and run. Visiting a collision report center regardless of the damage can help. Some insurance companies require that any hit and run damage be reported to the police within the first 24 hours in order to be considered “not at fault”. Otherwise it’ll be considered a chargeable loss.

Whenever the driver at fault cannot be identified, the claim will be paid from the collision section under the collision section of your automobile insurance policy. Most hit and run drivers are rarely caught.

If you notice cameras around the area ask business owners to check their video footage. Security surveillance may have recorded an image of the car and important information. Be persistent and if you’re able to record their license plate number you can trace the owner through the department of motor vehicles.

When it comes to recognizing the hit and run driver the police are supposed to provide assistance. In theory it sounds great, but the police usually regard a low case priority to them. They are often sent to the CAPERS (Crime against person) division.

If you are ever involved in a hit and run try and identify the other driver, most importantly their license plate number. Eyewitness identification is sometimes powerful evidence. If somewhere nearby witnessed the accident ask around to see if maybe they noticed something important you didn’t. A description of the car and the driver can help.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Accident during Uber or Lyft



Ride sharing has become a huge phenomenon over the course of the last 2 years. Über, Lyft and other ridesharing enterprises have spread across the globe rapidly. It’s popularity strives on its convenience and relatively low prices – users are allowed to request a ride from their smartphone app. Users are picked up at any location and prices can be lower than taxis in some cities. This new business model has gotten a lot of pushback and scrutiny from the taxi industry. Which also brings up the question of, what if you’re hurt in a car crash while riding Über?

Über classifies its drivers as independent contractors, or third-party service providers. In other words, Über drivers are not Über employees. The classification of the law is weary and some specialist my object but it also has an impact on Ubers liability.

So what happens when you are involved in a crash during a Über ride?

Ø  Über passengers are covered up to $1 million. It covers the passenger regardless if the other non-Über driver caused the crash.

What happens if you’re a pedestrian or the driver or passenger of the other car involved?

Ø  The issue begins on whether or not the driver was on duty. Über will cover this incident up to $1 million. But if the driver was off duty, you’re stuck with the driver’s personals insurance coverage like any other accident.

Über has three parts to covering their drivers and passengers. Stage 1: Available period, the period that you’ve become an active driver but have not been requested a ride.  During this circumstance drivers are covered by their own personal insurance plus additional contingent liability coverage. Stage 2: En route, you’ve been requested a ride and are en route to pick up the rider. This stage also includes stage 1 personal insurance since a passenger hasn’t been picked up. The coverage can go upwards to $50,000 per injury for a total of $100,000, if the driver’s personal insurance doesn’t cover the issue.  Stage 3: On trip, you have picked up the rider and are en route to their destination. When drivers have picked up their passenger they are covered by a 1 million-liability coverage policy and a 1 million-uninsured/underinsured coverage policy (in case of insurance type).


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Safety Tips: Road Trip Safety



We are well into summer now and just because you don’t have the time to make a full getaway doesn’t mean you have to stay home all summer long. Taking the family on a weekend road trip can be just as fun and with less cost. Families across the country usually gear up for a city nearby or a close attraction that the whole family will enjoy. Road trips are fun, however before you and your family head out the door they’re some important safety tips you should keep in mind.


Be cautious of the weather
It is important to make note of driving conditions before heading out. A storm while driving can impede and slow your vacation. Look out for thunderstorms, flood warnings and other factors.


Make sure your car is reliable
One of the worst things that can happen throughout a road trip is your car breaking down. You never want to go on a long road trip with an unreliable car that is at risk of breaking down. It is important to make sure everything is running properly. You should make sure of the following before heading out:
  • ·      Properly inflated tires
  • ·      Tread levels on tire
  • ·      Car seats if needed
  • ·      Gas levels
  • ·      Oil level
  • ·      Possible tools needed for tire change


What you should carry in your car
 A safety kit for you car is always important. Make sure you have these helpful items before for you embark on your trip:
  • ·      First aid kit
  • ·      Extra Phone charger
  • ·      Waters
  • ·      Non-perishable foods
  • ·      A flashlight
  • ·      Blankets


Some of the best memories are made during road trips. Make sure your trip goes smoothly and you’re prepared for any complications.

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