April 30, 2020

Road Trip Safety

It’s summertime, and you’re headed out with your friends on a blissful journey to your favorite location. Taking a road trip requires a number of measures to make sure that everything moves smoothly. The Personal Injury Law Offices of Laskin Balma recommends a thorough check-up – changing the engine oil, checking fluids, checking the air filter, making sure all lights and signals are fully functional, check the battery, checking to make sure you have fully-functional auto emergency equipment, check tire wear using tread gauge, and of course, maximize the air in your tires. Unsafe vehicles are a primary cause for accidents. The driver has a responsibility to keep their vehicle in good working condition. They can be held liable for […]
April 30, 2020

What is the Made Whole Doctrine?

The Personal Injury Law Offices of Laskin Balma in Sacramento California has used this doctrine a couple of times lately. People don’t know this, but when you are injured by a third party, if your insurance companies provided medical benefits they have a right to get back what they spent on your care from the adverse party. This is a portion of money that comes out of the global settlement. So basically, they are taking money away from you to offset their costs of paying your medical bills. Many people think this system is not fair as members pay their premiums every month for the coverage and the money being paid to the health insurance company is coming out of […]
April 30, 2020

Car Safety While Pregnant

The daughter of a Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law client who is acting as a Guardian ad Litem for her brothers is very pregnant at the moment. We needed her to come into the Laskin Balma Law offices to sign some paperwork, but were worried about her safety because she is due any day now. Some cursory research into driving while pregnant showed that cars can be pretty much as safe for pregnant drivers and passengers as for non-pregnant people with just a few modifications. Here is a list of recommendations compiled from multiple sources: 1. If you are taking a long trip, get out of the car and walk around every couple of hours to avoid blood clots. 2. […]
April 30, 2020

What is Bad Faith?

When a client has uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage it is part of our job at Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law in Sacramento California to make sure we pursue those claims if the third-party case settles for policy limits. There is the idea out there that it is easier to deal with your own insurance company and that they should just hand over the remaining “new money” on a policy because they want to keep their insureds happy. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You are not in good hands, they are not like a good neighbor, and you can’t rely on them to take care of you. At the end of the day, your insurance company is still an insurance company […]