September 2015 Subrogation Newsletter
When a tortfeasor’s negligence causes injury or damage and the tortfeasor dies as a result of the incident, many victims are left wondering if civil justice has somehow eluded them. Whether you’re an injured victim or a subrogated insurance carrier thrust into the unfamiliar territory of probate court, understanding what must be done to recover when the person responsible for causing a loss dies may be the difference between a full recovery and no recovery at all.
Every day in America vehicles leave the roadway, travel across well-manicured lawns, smash through garden sheds, patio furniture, and plow through the walls of a home, coming to rest inside somebody’s living room. These incidents leave millions of dollars in property damage, injuries, and even death in their wake. One would think that such a crash would be a classic example of negligence, allowing aggrieved parties (including injured persons and subrogating insurance companies) to recover from the at-fault driver. To the chagrin and surprise of those who suddenly find themselves with a vehicle where their kitchen table used to be, such is not always the case. This article provides a link to our newest subrogation chart, Sudden Medical Emergencies While Driving In All 50 States.
As technology advances, common citizens now have the ability to obtain and fly reasonably-priced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) known as drones. News broadcasts are only now starting to reflect the growing problems we can anticipate as their use becomes more common, both privately and commercially. These amazing devices bring with them a host of legal issues which will give rise to civil disputes and litigation. Understanding the laws affecting their use is now crucial.
James T. Busenlener, the managing partner of our Louisiana branch office, will be presenting a live webinar on Louisiana Automobile Subrogation: The Nuts and Bolts on November 17, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CST). This webinar is free to attend and will cover topics such as PIP, Med Pay, UM/UIM, property claims, deductible reimbursement, no-fault subrogation, suspension of driver’s licenses, and much more. For more information on this webinar and/or to register for it, click HERE.