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Spouses of people injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers may make claims for compensation under California law. (Shutterstock)

Loss of consortium: Injured person’s spouse may seek compensation

Claims may be based on diminished sexual relations or ability to have children

 

Under California law, dogs are viewed as property, and people who suffer as a result of a violent dog may file insurance claims for possible financial reimbursement. (Shutterstock)

Financial compensation may be possible in wake of dog attack

Insurance company could pay medical expenses, or for emotional distress

 

Despite familiar images of destruction from San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, most Bay Area homeowners have not opted to purchase earthquake insurance. (Shutterstock)

To (earthquake) insure or not to insure?

Most Bay Area homeowners opt to take a chance rather than pay a high premium

 

Liability insurance will protect your assests if you are at fault, but it won’t help in an accident caused by someone else. (Courtesy photo)

Securing proper insurance for motorcycles

This week’s question comes from Rob in Foster City, who writes: Q:…

Liability insurance will protect your assests if you are at fault, but it won’t help in an accident caused by someone else. (Courtesy photo)
If you’re involved in a vehicle crash that is not your fault, you may not be able to recoup damages if you do not have vehicle insurance. (Courtesy photo)

Fault won’t override uninsured vehicle crashes

This week’s question comes from Zach L. from the Castro: Q: “I…

If you’re involved in a vehicle crash that is not your fault, you may not be able to recoup damages if you do not have vehicle insurance. (Courtesy photo)
AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday

Stabbed Uber driver files class-action lawsuit against tech company

A former Uber driver who was stabbed in the face by a…

AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday

Insurance company offers to 'total' dog

Marcia Pinkstaff’s insurance company wants to “total” her dog Sasha, who was…

Survivor walks to help those without insurance

Two hundred teams will be hitting the streets of San Francisco for…

Some sage advice for winter storm damage victims

Tully Lehman, the insurance industry spokesman with the Insurance Information Network of…

AIG chief invokes Ayn Rand while defending his bailout

Robert Benmosche, chief executive of American International Group (AIG), feels so vindicated…

Couple eat glass to collect insurance money

A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to more than four years in…

Are employers looking to use Obamcare as an excuse to drop their health insurance plans?

Remember! Obama promised that if you like your health insurance, you can…

Obamacare mandates result in 47 percent hikes in insurance costs in Connecticut

Via Hot Air, comes this story in the Hartford Courant about how…

Obama threatening insurance companies again

Even The New York Times now takes for granted the President’s “vilification…

Big insurers are fine with Democrats’ financial regulation

Not that this will curb his populist rhetoric, but President Obama is…

Conservation drives new idea

A new insurance idea in which motorists shell out money only for…