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Bay Area Law School Launches Two New Flexible Online Degrees in Intellectual Property

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Lincoln Law School of San Jose today announced their Flexible Online LLM and MLS in Intellectual Property, two new programs. Both the LLM IP and the MLS IP programs with a concentration on patents will be available starting this Fall semester 2020 starting in September.

The LLM in Intellectual Property ("LLM IP") is a 12-month course for lawyers. This flexible online one-year-long program offers a path for existing attorneys to specialize in the highly sought-after Intellectual Property Law with a focus on patents. This program would allow these professionals to expand their areas of expertise without disrupting their ongoing practice.

"The [Intellectual Property] clinic program gives our students a very real perspective, and the input we receive [...] provides information for us to provide back to the government on laws that could be changed to more narrowly focus on benefiting inventors," says Britten Sessions, Associate Dean of Intellectual Property at Lincoln Law of San Jose. "At Lincoln Law School, we're leaders in trying to advocate for the rights of inventors."

The LLM IP Program highlights include:

Lincoln's IP Clinic is one of only a limited number of patent clinics nationwide, and it is the first patent clinic in Northern California and Silicon Valley Preparation to participate in the IP Clinic includes training materials from the USPTO Students can potentially interact directly with the USPTO through their participation with the IP Clinic

For more information on the LLM IP program, visit https://go.lincolnlawsj.edu/iplaw

The MLS in Intellectual Property ("MLS IP") program is also a flexible online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law. It has a standard curriculum of 33 units and is designed to take 2 years for students entering in the Fall Semester to complete. The training provides non-attorney students with an in-depth understanding of U.S. law and legal reasoning around patents and their application.

Graduates of the MLS IP program have many career expansion opportunities in a wide verity of industries.

Career examples include but are not limited to:

* Patent Agent (requires the Patent Bar exam)
* Technology R&D Manager
* Product Licensing Professionals (Patent Broker)
* Individual Inventors and Product Entrepreneurs

For more information on the MLS IP program, visit https://go.lincolnlawsj.edu/mls-in-ip

About Lincoln Law School of San Jose:

Lincoln Law School of San Jose's mission is to make legal education affordable, and accessible to adults whose personal commitments or full-time careers might otherwise preclude them from pursuing a graduate-level degree. Lincoln's professors are working lawyers and judges who provide Lincoln students with hands-on, real-world experience.

Lincoln graduates go on to become valuable contributors to the San Jose community as members of the judiciary, lawyers, and public servants. Lincoln welcomes students of all ages from all walks of life who are ready to use their Lincoln education to make the world a better place. Last fall, Lincoln Law celebrated its 100-year anniversary.

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Patent Bots LLC Releases New Legal Rankings for Tracking Patent Quality

SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Patent Bots today announced its Patent Law Firm Quality Scores, a new ranking of 802 U.S. patent law firms with at least 50 issued patents for the year ending March 31, 2020. Patent Bots downloaded 310,842 publicly available patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and then used the company's AI-powered, automated patent proofreading tool to count the number of errors in each issued patent. Issued patents identify the law firm responsible for the patent and also the company that owns the patent.

The Patent Law Firm Quality Scores provide public recognition for patent firms doing exceptionally high-quality work in avoiding legal errors in issued patents. The Quality Scores show the names of only the top fifty firms (e.g., those with the lowest number of errors per issued patent). Patent law firms outside of the top 50 can login to the Patent Bots website to see their own quality scores and where they stand with respect to other patent law firms.

"Automated patent proofreading helps decrease the number of errors in issued patents," says Jeff O'Neill, Patent Bots Founder and CEO. "Patent law firms are recognizing the importance of doing quality work and are subscribing to our proofreading tool to move up in our rankings."

Benefits of the Quality Scores rankings include:
* A novel, highly relevant, objective measure of the quality of work performed by patent law firms.
* Recognition for firms that score well, demonstrating their dedication to patent quality.
* A catalyst for underperforming firms to improve the quality of their work.

Patent Bots will update these rankings on a quarterly basis and highlight firms who are improving their Quality Scores. Moreover, Patent Bots plans on releasing more data-driven insights about other aspects of patent quality to improve the patent industry.

About Patent Bots:

Patent Bots' automated patent proofreading tool enables patent attorneys to use cutting edge machine learning to provide their clients with better patents. In addition to proofreading, Patent Bots has a suite of products that includes patent examiner statistics, an art unit predictor, patent family trees, patent timelines, and more.

Learn more at: https://www.patentbots.com/

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Estes-Hightower PLLC launched PleadWrite.com to rival leading online document generation companies by offering free probate litigation services to Texas customers

HOUSTON, Texas -- Estes-Hightower PLLC, a Houston law firm, offers free probate litigation with the purchase of a last will and testament through PleadWrite.com. The online system is unique compared to competitors like LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer by offering free probate litigation. This system's four easy steps to obtain legal documents are less complicated than those of competitors. There is no need for monthly subscriptions, there are no surprise upward charges and attorneys are always available for scheduled phone appointments.

About the free probate litigation, attorney and owner Teri Estes-Hightower says, "PleadWrite.com offers free probate litigation as part of the law firm's three special offers."

Texas probate litigation can cost $2,000 or more. Teri believes offering a will without free probate litigation defeats the purpose of encouraging wills: "Whether you have insurance policies or not, you should always have a will. But the cost of probating a will should not be a burden on grieving loved ones."

Estes-Hightower PLLC also offers one additional free legal document from any document category and 20% off each subsequent purchase with a referral or share on its Facebook page displaying the hashtag #YourWillYourLegacy. These three specials automatically come with the initial purchase of a will.

A video tutorial on how to purchase wills is located at https://pleadwrite.com/.

PleadWrite.com includes an array of litigation documents for law firms, companies and do-it-yourself lawsuit filers even those filing contested lawsuits. And the system can handle the same number of customers if not more than its competitors.

Estes-Hightower PLLC was established originally as the Law Office of Teri Estes in 2000 and has been drafting legal documents for 20 years. Legal services through PleadWrite.com are currently available for Texas customers only but hopes to expand.

The website's URL is https://pleadwrite.com/.

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Globest Trading Inc. and Internet Brand Development Resolve Pending Lawsuit with Canon

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Canon Inc., Globest Trading Inc., and Globest's parent company, Internet Brand Development (HK) Limited ("IBD"), have entered into a settlement agreement to amicably resolve the pending lawsuit between Canon and Globest in the Central District of California.

The lawsuit involved the compatible versions of Globest's toner cartridge models CF210X, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A, CRG-116, CRG-131H, CE410X, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CRG-118, PTCF210A, PTCF211A, PTCF212A, and PTCF213A, which are compatible with Canon toner cartridge models 116, 118, 131, and 131II and HP toner cartridge models 125A, 128A, 131A, 131X, 304A, 305A, 305X, 312A, and 312X, and seven patents that Canon alleged were infringed.

Globest disputed Canon's claim and filed a counterclaim for invalidity, which Canon denied.

To resolve the dispute, Globest agreed to a consent judgment and permanent injunction in which it agreed not to sell the compatible versions of the cartridges listed above that Canon alleged infringed its seven patents, or any similar version that infringes those patents. As part of the settlement, IBD and its affiliates also agreed not to sell those toner cartridges in the U.S. and various other countries.

Nothing in the settlement agreement prevents Globest or IBD from making, using, selling or offering for sale toner cartridges that do not infringe Canon's patents.

The seven patents at issue in the lawsuit are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,869,740 B2, 8,165,494 B2, 8,588,646 B2, 8,971,760 B2, 9,494,916 B2, 9,857,763 B2, and 10,162,304 B2.

Globest Trading is registered in California and sells ink and toner cartridges. IBD is registered in Hong Kong and its primary business is electronic products, office supplies, clothing, instruments and apparatuses and import/export.

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Bernie Walsh Named Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bradenton, Florida by Super Lawyers

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, has been honored as a top-rated personal injury attorney in Bradenton Florida during the 2020 Super Lawyers(R) selection.

A nation-wide attorney rating service, Super Lawyers is focused on bringing together the best lawyers from around the country with clients looking for exceptional legal representation.

Just 5% of attorneys make it through the extensive vetting process to be named a Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers(R) chooses its members by a patented and exhaustive procedure that combines peer nominations and independent research, followed by a final peer evaluation.

Factors in the selection process include peer recognition, professional achievement, successful cases outcomes, honors and awards, community service, involvement in continuing legal education, and more. Only candidates who demonstrate exceptional achievement, outstanding ethics and legal community involvement make it to the final peer review. Just five percent of attorneys make it through the selection process to become a Super Lawyer.

Attorney Daniel Murphy of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh had this to say about the announcement, "It's great to see Bernie recognized for his years of hard work and dedication. Bernie has been a driving force for legal excellence in this firm and the Florida legal community for years. His work representing clients has set the example for all of us at the firm, and his involvement with the legal community at seminars and with the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board has shown his commitment to improving the legal community extends well past our own office to the community as a whole."

About Attorney Bernie Walsh

A managing partner of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, Bernard Walsh is an AV Rated Attorney, and has earned a Superb Rating by AVVO. Bernard Walsh is a Board Member of the Florida Justice Association, The National Trial Lawyers and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). Bernard Walsh is also the founder and president of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. Bernard Walsh represents clients across southwest Florida for serious personal injury cases from his office in Bradenton, Florida.

Learn More About Bernard Walsh at: https://www.justicepays.com/bradenton

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3 Attorneys from Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. Continue Firm’s Legacy of Leadership in the St. Petersburg Bar Association

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is proud to announce that three of its attorneys were sworn into leadership roles of the St. Petersburg Bar Association on May 27, 2020. Sean McQuaid now becomes the 96th President of the Bar Association and Rachel Drude-Tomori and Andrew Pardun join him as members of the Executive Committee.

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is among the oldest law firms in St. Petersburg. However, this is the first time in the over 60-year history of the law firm that three of its lawyers undertook such an important role at the same time in contributing to the St Petersburg Bar Association. During these challenging times, the attorneys will be called upon for their leadership in steering the Association into the "new normal" as it relates to the practice of law.

"To have so many of our lawyers volunteer their time to this noble cause makes me confident that the next generation of lawyers will make significant positive changes in the legal profession," stated Howard Ross, Chairman of the Board for Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. and a practicing lawyer for 56 years in St. Petersburg.

The three lawyers were sworn into office on May 27, 2020 by Pinellas County Court Judge Edwin Jagger. The ceremony took place via a Zoom call. Executive Director, Melissa Byers, surprised everyone by arranging for approximately 40 past presidents of the Association to appear remotely for the call. One of the past presidents of the St. Petersburg Bar Association was attorney Aubrey Dicus, a partner at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. The support of everyone during this time of uncertainty with the virus was a sign of solidarity and hope for the St. Petersburg legal community.

The St. Petersburg Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the oldest legal professional association in the area. There are over 1,000 members including judges and lawyers in the area. The Association has been nationally recognized due to the innovative programs initiated by its Executive Director. Many of these programs have focused on wellness in the profession and ways to improve benefits to the membership. The Association's goals are to serve the legal community, to strengthen the noble calling of the practice of law, and to foster excellence in the profession.

Sean McQuaid's Role of President

Sean McQuaid's role of President comes after five years of service to the organization. He previously served for four years on the Executive Committee and one year as President-Elect. One of his goals this year will be to assist, educate, and train the courts and the membership on technological changes in the profession that have become necessary due to COVID-19. Mr. McQuaid has been practicing law in St. Petersburg for the past 20 years, all with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. In January, he became the Firm's fourth President, taking over from Aubrey Dicus.

Mr. McQuaid practices primarily personal injury, auto accidents and criminal defense. He has been repeatedly recognized for his skills and reputation in the practice of law and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbel, a Florida Super Lawyer, Florida Trend Legal Elite, to name a few. Mr. McQuaid has a history of giving back to the community. He has previously served on the City of St. Peterburg's Nuisance Abatement Board, where he was Chairman for two years. He served for five years on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 6th Judicial Circuit. He has served on his Homeowner's Association Board for eleven years, and was President for nine of them. He also served for three years on the Executive Committee of the Suncoast Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Rachel Drude-Tomori Begins Her Second Year on the St. Petersburg Bar Association's Executive Committee

Rachel was elected to this position after serving as Chair of the Association's Probate & Guardianship Section for two years and winning the 2019 "Rockin' Chair" award for her leadership and fundraising achievements. Ms. Drude-Tomori is a partner at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. specializing in estate planning, probate, and elder law. She is a seasoned presenter on the topic of creative estate planning and was recently elected President of St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284. She has been recognized by her peers and the courts as being elite in her profession as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. She routinely helps high net worth individuals and other professionals with proper asset protection and estate planning advice.

Andrew Pardun Is an Associate at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Mcquaid, P.A. and Begins His First Term on the Executive Committee

Mr. Pardun previously served as the Vice-Chairman and two-term Chairman of the Real Property section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He currently serves on the City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board and is the Vice President of Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Pardun practices real estate and business law. He also manages the Firm's title company, which is responsible for real estate closings primarily in Pinellas County, Florida.

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. has a long standing history of service to the community. Sean McQuaid is now the third President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association from the Firm. Both Anthony Battaglia and Aubrey Dicus previously served as Presidents. The Firm was founded in 1958 by Anthony Battaglia. During his life, Mr. Battaglia was known for his zealous advocacy for his clients. He handled some of the highest profile cases on the West coast of Florida during his career. Mr. Battaglia passed on his characteristics of hard work and preparation to countless lawyers in the area whom he mentored. Aubrey Dicus is currently a partner with the Firm handling complex business litigation, personal injury and criminal defense. He has been honored by countless organizations for his professionalism and talents. Most recently, Mr. Dicus received the St. Petersburg Bar Association's Professionalism Award.

About Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. currently has seven lawyers and handles personal injury, criminal defense, business and commercial litigation, appeals, estate planning, probate, and insurance claims. The Firm is a Tier 1 rated law firm by US News & World Reports and was voted "Best in the Bay" among law firms in 2019 by The Tampa Bay Times.

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
5858 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 381-2300
https://www.stpetelawgroup.com/

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Organic Aromas Defends Intellectual Property

BOISE, Idaho -- Organic Aromas, the creator of Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy products, emphasized today that they have long owned intellectual property rights for their well-known brands Nebulizing Diffuser(R) and Organic Aromas(R) as well as their diffuser products. In an effort to combat unauthorized knock-offs of their brands and products, the company has taken appropriate legal measures to protect their brands and products.

Organic Aromas has been involved in the aromatherapy industry since 2014. It spent years perfecting the technology that makes the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) products work. Now, 6 years after sharing its innovative creation with the world, Organic Aromas has established a reputation in the market as a pioneer in the aromatherapy industry.

The company has been using the brand names "Organic Aromas" and "Nebulizing Diffuser" since 2014 in connection with its diffuser and essential oil products. Since that year, the company has been known for high-end products such as the Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser(R) and Elegance Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy products, the designs for which were originally crafted by the company. Organic Aromas' Nebulizing Diffuser(R) product is known for its ability to diffuse essential oils without the use of heat, water, or plastic.

It recently came to Organic Aromas' attention that a number of companies and sellers have been using the company's brands to sell knock-off products. Pirated versions of the aforementioned products have been found in various online marketplaces. Such practice brings confusion to consumers and infringes on Organic Aromas' intellectual property rights.

This unethical violation of Organic Aromas' rights devalues the hard work invested by the company's creators to develop a unique, efficient product, such as the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) product, and to produce high-quality essential oils and essential oil blends. These products were manufactured with high precision to ensure that every user gets the benefits of aromatherapy.

"It is clear that these unscrupulous sellers who wish to make a quick buck are exploiting the goodwill and solid reputation of Organic Aromas, and in doing so, they are also exploiting our customers," said Mark Fackrell, the company's CFO. "We are steadfast in protecting our intellectual property and our customers. We want to make sure that they get our original, high-quality Nebulizing Diffuser aromatherapy products."

In light of the activities around the market, Organic Aromas has indicated plans to protect their intellectual property from fraudulent companies and individuals. To that end, Organic Aromas has worked with e-commerce websites and legal counsel to successfully address and remove fraudulent listings.

About Organic Aromas

Founded in 2014, Organic Aromas is a luxury essential oil and aromatherapy brand that manufactures the Nebulizing Diffuser(R) aromatherapy product and proprietary essential oil blends. Its Nebulizing Diffuser product is known for its innovative technology that is free of heat, water, and plastic. The Nebulizing Diffuser product disperses essential oils without the use of heat and water so you can enjoy their complete, undiluted benefits and scent in your home.

Organic Aromas' Nebulizing Diffuser product also disperses the scent of essential oils over a large area in a short period. Additionally, it comes in different models that can address your aesthetic and practical needs. The company offers a wide range of essential oils and essential oil blends to suit your preferences.

For more information about Organic Aromas, visit their website at https://organicaromas.com/.

Organic Aromas, Pure And Simple, 1655 W. Fairview Ave. Suite 102, Boise, Idaho 83702, (208) 286-4657.

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Evaluations and Defense Testimony Expert, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden, Currently Offering a No-Fee Phone Consultation for Attorneys

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For more than 20 Years, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden has provided pre-sentence and post-sentence evaluations for defense attorneys and their clients. Dr. Freiden is also an expert in courtroom testimony and has been engaged by numerous law firms in multiple states.

Because the vast majority of attorneys across the country are currently still in lock down or working from home, Dr. Freiden is now offering a free phone consultation for attorneys who need to discuss their cases and evaluations. Although the evaluations must be done in person, the initial phone consultation is designed for clients to cover any questions or missing details of the case.

"I consult with attorneys on a regular basis, discussing their cases in great detail," notes Dr. Freiden. "Often times, the reason they come to me is to remedy a poor or 'botched' evaluation from an ill-prepared therapist. Attorneys need to be aware that evaluations must be done in person and not over the phone, zoom, or via teleconferencing."

The process is as follows: Dr. Freiden will schedule a complimentary phone consultation with an attorney to discuss a case. This is followed by a face-to-face meeting between Dr. Freiden and the client. Please note that Dr. Freiden follows all COVID-19 safety precautions throughout every in-person meeting. "Our entire staff and our clients must follow all safety and sanitary precautions before and during our in-person meetings," says Dr. Freiden. "We regularly sanitize the office and require that masks be worn throughout our meetings."

About Dr. Freiden

Since 1996, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden has worked in the field of Sexually Offending Behavior, conducting Sex Offender Risk Evaluations, providing treatment and testifying in state and federal court. He is an evaluations and defense witness testimony expert working with numerous law firms located throughout the US. He is currently the evaluator and treatment provider for Shelby County Department of Corrections, Tennessee Department of Corrections, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the United States Court Office of Probation.

Learn more at: https://drjeffreyfreiden.com/

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AutoAccident.com: As Lawsuits Mount, Johnson & Johnson Ends Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder in the U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- AutoAccident.com: After a century of selling baby powder, Johnson & Johnson has decided to pull the plug on further sales of its talc-based product. Sales will officially end in the U.S. and Canada after supplies already on the shelf run out.

Johnson & Johnson has never admitted blame for its cancer-causing talcum powder and still defends it in court despite evidence to the contrary.

Johnson & Johnson knew its talc-based baby powder was contaminated with asbestos in the 1970s yet hid this knowledge from the public for nearly five decades.

Johnson & Johnson tried to coerce FDA officials to not release reports showing asbestos contamination.

Approximately 19,400 lawsuits have been filed as of Spring 2020, yet Johnson & Johnson continues to defend the purity of its product and has appealed most pro-plaintiff verdicts.

Demand has decreased and sales have flattened for talc-based baby powder as consumers worry about its link to ovarian cancer.

A New Jersey jury hits Johnson & Johnson with a $750 million verdict in favor of four plaintiffs in February 2020.

A New Jersey judge allowed the plaintiff's medical and scientific experts to testify against Johnson & Johnson in April 2020. This gives the 16,000 other cases already field the green-light to proceed.

Contact the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith to File a Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered from ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson baby powder, call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case review.

For further information, visit the AutoAccident.com website.

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Edward A. Smith
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916-921-6400

Law Office of Edward A. Smith
1900 Point West Way #200
Sacramento, CA 95815

About AutoAccident.com:
Established in 1982, AutoAccident.com is a Sacramento, California based Personal Injury law firm providing legal assistance with cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and personal injury including all mass tort cases, wrongful death, medical malpractice and consumer product liability. It is a top-rated member of Avvo, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Better Business Bureau and National Association of Distinguished Counsel. They are also proud members of Pledge 1%.

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COVID-19 and the Increasing Number of Uninsured Drivers – How to Protect Yourself by AutoAccident.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- AutoAccident.com: With the unemployment rate at sky-high levels since the pandemic hit, many families are faced with difficult economic choices. For some that may mean having to choose between paying rent or continuing to pay for car insurance.

The number of uninsured drivers on the road is now higher than ever, and this trend may continue in the months, perhaps years, to come. What that means for the other drivers out on the road is that it is now more important than ever to ensure that you have adequate uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage on your own auto insurance policy.

Being Hit by an Uninsured Motorist

If an uninsured motorist causes an accident and you suffer injuries and/or damage to your vehicle, there is no insurance on the "other side" to compensate you for your losses. In addition to the numerous uninsured drivers on the road, many insured drivers only carry $15,0000 in liability coverage, which does not go far in a serious accident. That is why it is crucial to purchase as much UM/UIM coverage as you can reasonably afford so that you will have an adequate source of monetary recovery for your damaged or totaled vehicle, medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering.

Here are the Minimum Insurance coverage Amounts We Recommend

One point of which to be aware is that your UM/UIM coverage cannot be higher than your liability limits. Here are the minimum coverage amounts that we here at AutoAccident.com recommend:
- We suggest that all Californians get at least 100,000/300,000 liability and UM/UIM coverage to protect themselves and their families.
- If the family income is more than 100,000.00 per year, we suggest you increase your limits to 250,000/500,000.
- For higher-income earners, we recommend that you seriously consider purchasing an Umbrella Policy that includes large UM/UIM limits.

Most umbrella policies do not include UM/UIM coverage. For more information, please feel free to call AutoAccident.com at (916) 921-6400 and Tami of our office will be glad to give you names of insurance companies that offer such policies.

The cost of an Umbrella Policy with 1 Million UM/UIM coverage is approximately $300-$400 per year.

For further information, visit https://www.autoaccident.com/ or contact:

Tami Ruiz
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https://www.autoaccident.com/

Law Office of Edward A. Smith
1900 Point West Way #200
Sacramento, CA 95815

About AutoAccident.com:
Established in 1982, AutoAccident.com is a Sacramento, California based Personal Injury law firm providing legal assistance with cases involving auto accident and personal injury, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, consumer product liability and railroad injury. It is a top-rated member of Avvo, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Better Business Bureau and National Association of Distinguished Counsel. They are also proud members of Pledge 1%.

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