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No insurance company is easy to deal with after a serious personal injury accident, and State Farm Auto Insurance is no exception. Having almost 100 years to perfect their negotiations in personal injury lawsuits, it comes as no surprise that State Farm has been able to flourish despite the constant complaints on their claim handling process. They know how to sweep claims under the rug and discard accident victim’s rights to the extent that many victims are no longer getting compensation under claims that show clear liability. Many victims have decided to take their minor injury accidents to small claims court to bypass attorneys all together, which isn’t a bad idea.

State Farm Auto Insurance Reviews

As you might be expecting, State Farm isn’t known for being the best auto insurance company on the market. Although customer reviews can sometimes be better than average, this is usually because those customers have never been involved in a traffic collision where State Farm becomes liable for their damages. Auto Insurance companies are in the business to make money, which consists of limiting car accident payouts, turning lifetime customers into lifetime company enemies. Taking a quick glance at web reviews we can get an idea of how customers are feeling about good ole State Farm.
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If you are in a situation where you are moving slower than the rest of traffic, be courteous and let others pass you. This will make the roads safe and enjoyable for everyone. This is also the law in California under vehicle code 21656.

If you are driving your car, farm tractors or machinery, or riding your bike on a rural road and notice a line of cars building behind you, please be considerate and pull off the road so they may pass. The law states that when five or more vehicles are behind you and they are unable to pass you safely, then you must pull off the road in a designated turnout or wherever you can find a safe place to pull over. Designated turn outs are specially designed lanes created specifically for slower moving vehicles. These small lanes give you a safe place to pull over and allow other drivers to pass you. Many times these lanes are accompanied by signage to remind you to pull over. Even if there is not a sign or a designated turn out, you must pull over if there is a safe place for you to do so to allow other motorists to pass.
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Nursing home abuse has been a disturbing issues that has outraged families who have had loved ones suffer. A number of families have entrusted their elderly parents in the care of a California nursing home, not knowing the abuse or neglect they had to endure. This is not what a family has in mind when they find a facility for their loved one to spend his or her last days.

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California Motor Vehicle Code 21957 prohibits standing on the side of the road to hitchhike. While traveling through the state by thumb is still legal, you cannot stand in the roads to do it. Even if you are clearly in the berm, an officer could determine you are in the road, and then you have to take a day off to try to fight your ticket in court. It’s just not worth it. There are still plenty of ways for you to hitchhike without being in the roads.

California lawmakers are not trying to stop the thrill of traveling by hitchhiking. In fact, California is one of the best-known states for hitchhiking. According to hitchhiking enthusiasts familiar with California roads, getting a ride from someone is relatively easy once you get outside the major cities.
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Six people sustained injuries in a Ventura car accident after a big rig driver rear-ended an SUV triggering a chain-reaction crash that eventually involved three other vehicles. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, 36-year-old Mark Powell was stopped in heavy traffic on Highway 101 near the State Beaches exit, the morning of May 10, 2010. It was then that a large truck driven by 53-year-old Lonnie Pendleton hit Powell’s SUV. The SUV then slammed into a car driven by 44-year-old Carlos Figueroa and a flatbed tow truck operated by 48-year-old Dean Gordon.

Powell sustained facial injuries and a broken tooth, California Highway Patrol officials said. His wife, 33-year-old Stacie Powell, complained of neck and back pain as did Figueroa and his passenger, 29-year-old Sandra Petatan. The Powell’s two children also suffered minor injuries. Gordon and Pendleton were uninjured. The injured victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
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Ottawa personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth is speaking out against changes in Ontario law that will considerably bring down medical benefits available to car accident victims there. In fact, according to the new regulations for auto insurance in the province, the amount of medical and rehabilitation benefits for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries will be reduced from $100,000 CD to $50,000 CD.
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Senior Partner of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys and California personal injury lawyer John Bisnar, has received a “superb” rating from Avvo.com, a well-known Internet lawyer rating service that thousands of consumers count on to find a reliable and reputed lawyer to represent them. Avvo is a national organization, which evaluates attorneys in specific regions based on the lawyer’s background, profile, experience, track record, disciplinary history, professional achievements and peer recognition.
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Antonio Gaspar, 38, died of serious personal injury after the bin of a dump truck he had driven to the Miramar Landfill in San Diego fell on him crushing him against the frame of the vehicle. According to a 10news report, Gaspar suffered fatal injuries at the waste processing yard in the 5100 block of Convoy Street the morning of September 29, 2009. Gaspar had just dumped his load of refuse from the modified Dodge 3500 truck when the mechanism used to tilt the rear bin got stuck. Gaspar worked under the container and tried to fix the problem, when the bin suddenly fell on top of him. Many of the landfill workers nearby, apparently managed to lift the bin off Gaspar, but were unsuccessful when they tried to resuscitate him.
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Aaron Dineen, 22, an Orange County worker, was killed after he suffered serious personal injury when he touched a live wire while working on a power pole in San Clemente, California. Dineen was electrocuted near El Camino Real and Avenida Valencia, according to a news report in The Orange County Register. Dineen, a contractor for a utility company, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident the afternoon of September 22, 2009. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, a witness was already performing CPR on Dineen. Paramedics were able to get an abnormal heart beat from Dineen, but they could not feel his pulse.
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