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Old 06-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #41
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Post California MINIMUM insurance required

Insurance Requirements for Vehicle Registration
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Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles (California Insurance Code 11580.1b)

$15,000 for injury/death to one person.
$30,000 for injury/death to more than one person.
$5,000 for damage to property.
If you have assets then you may be sued for anything that the insurance won't pay for. Many people who carry the minimum have no tangible assets.

I carry the highest Liability Insurance available to me as automobile insurance:
$250,000 for injury/death to one person.
$500,000 for injury/death to more than one person.
$100,000 for damage to property.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:23 PM   #42
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Unfortunately, if you have a lot to lose then you need a lot of insurance, if you have nothing to lose you only need the minimum amount.
One can always file suit and obtain a judgement where the other person will have to work a long time to pay the judgement. Also once they are found guilty in one case, the burden of proof shifts to them on other cases under the theory of "Collateral Estoppel", defined as once a court has decided an issue of fact or law necessary to its judgment, that decision ... preclude[s] relitigation of the issue in a suit on a different cause of action. So it becomes easier to obtain judgements after someone is already found guilty.

So in post#40, the parents would have to sue that individual for medical costs. If criminal acts are involved, such as alcohol, the state would file criminal charges. If found guilty in a criminal case, under collateral estoppel, the guilty one can not argue no guilt in a civil case and it would be relatively easy to obtain a civil judgement for the injured one's health costs.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:40 AM   #43
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glad you did not have to be "cut out". the lack of caring response for an injured person surprised me. well, to each their own. hope the guy makes it, and you stay well.
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