From Consumer Rights

Westlaw publishes Angelo & Di Monda Mercury Decision

Westlaw Insurance Coverage Weekly Newsletter
Westlaw Insurance Coverage Weekly Newsletter

We were pleased to be recognized by the foremost legal publisher, Westlaw, and featured as the lead story in last week’s Insurance Coverage newsletter. The Mercury Decision from the California Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s judgment that denied coverage for a college roommate of a policyholder in an accident.

You can read the whole article here:

Make your insurance company pay you for a loss

An all too common occurrence is when a consumer, after years of paying insurance premiums, suffers an injury or a loss from an accident and the insurance company refuses to pay. All of a sudden, there is some fine print or obscure definition in your insurance policy that the insurance company points to and says your injury or loss is not covered and that they are not going to pay.  Many personal injury lawyers would walk away and refer to you an appellate attorney.  At Angelo & Di Monda, we do our own appellate work for you.

How to beat the “fine print” excuse from an insurance company.

The personal injury lawyers at Angelo & Di Monda do not accept insurance companies’ excuses. In a recent decision by the California Court of Appeal, in a case titled Mercury Casualty Insurance Company v. Hung Chu, Mercury insurance refused to pay on a claim that a jury found was worth over $300,000.00. Mercury pointed to obscure language in its automobile policy and claimed that the loss was not covered. Angelo & Di Monda challenged Mercury Insurance Company’s interpretation all the way through the Court of Appeal and won.

In a stinging unanimous decision against Mercury Insurance, Mercury was told that its policy exclusion was against the public policy of the State of California and that it violates the California insurance code.

Quitters never win.

Many other lawyers would have walked away, but not the personal injury lawyers at Angelo & Di Monda. They stay with you to the end. They exhaust every appeal, and help you to force your insurance company to cover your losses.

Whether it’s a loss from an automobile accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or any kind a loss suffered by you, when your insurance company says “No,” call Angelo & Di Monda and we will help you to get them to say “Yes.”

How to recognize elder abuse | Excellent resource from California State Bar Association

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the statistics are alarming. California alone accounts for over 10 percent of the elder abuse cases in the U.S. and that translates to over 600,000 cases each year. These are just the ones that are reported.

With the aging of the baby boomers, elder abuse in California is a serious issue.

Elder abuse is one of our practice areas at Angelo & Di Monda. We practice throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Ventura County, and San Bernardino County. If there’s a senior loved one in your life, there’s a great resource that we recommend from the California State Bar Association web site. It’s a brochure called “What Should I know About Elder Abuse” and you can download it if you click on the red link.

In this brochure, you’ll learn more about the legal definition of elder abuse. It can involve:

  • Neglect
  • Exploitation
  • “Painful or harmful” mistreatment
  • Physical violence
  • Psychological abuse
  • Isolation
  • Abandonment
  • Abduction
  • False imprisonment
  • Unlawful taking of money or property

The brochure gives you telephone numbers to call for help and goes through many common examples of how elders are abused. Things to beware of are Charitable Donation scams, Credit Card insurance and Credit Repair scams, Door-to-Door Solicitations and more.

Elder abuse comes in so many forms and if you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, you need a law firm that has a history of fighting hard for its clients’ rights. Don’t hesitate to call Angelo & Di Monda if you need help at 84injury law (844-658-7952).