Statutes of Limitations – Are You SOL?

When is it too late to file a lawsuit for your damages?  There’s a stat for that!  The details, however, depend on a number of factors.  Join Rebecca and Steve as they discuss statutes of limitations and how the jurisdiction, type of claim, specific circumstances of the loss, and even whether or not arbitration applies can affect the timing in which you must bring your claim.  Make sure you aren’t late for this very important date!

Do No Fault Collisions Exist?

What does it mean to be in a No Fault state?  Does it really mean no one is at fault?  Join Rebecca and Steve as they dive into this often misunderstood area, where no fault doesn’t mean without fault, damages may not be damages, and being a “PIP squeak” is problematic.

Contribution Claims

Is there such a thing as too much coverage?  When more than one policy covers a claim, how can you determine which insurance company should pay what?  Join Rebecca and Steve as they discuss the contribution claims and how various states view the issue of multiple covering policies when complicated by other insurance clauses.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Do you have a case in which you just KNOW the other party caused the damage, but you just can’t prove it?  Can’t you just use res ipsa loquitur?  The answer is, it’s not that simple.  Join Rebecca and Steve as they explain the requirements of asserting this legal doctrine, what it really means to assert it, and how the courts react to it.  For a thing that speaks for itself, this doctrine isn’t so easy.

On Subro LIVE! – Chemicals Can Tell the Story

On this special live episode, Rebecca sits down with Dr. Dehua Yang, a chemist who uses chemical analysis and materials sciences to help investigate and prove claims.  Dr. Yang and Rebecca discuss the use of lab analysis to identify chemical compounds recovered from the scene of a collision, and potentially identify liable parties in a subrogation case.

On Subro LIVE! – Cinder the Fire-Investigating Dog

On this special live episode, Rebecca meets Cinder, the fire-investigating dog, and her handler, and IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, Steve Chapman of S.C. Fire Consulting, Inc.  Steve shows Rebecca how Cinder can sniff out ignitable liquids that may otherwise go undetected.  As Cinder says, “when in doubt, use a snout!”

On Subro LIVE! – Reconstructing a Side-Swipe Collision

On this special live episode, Rebecca sits down with Certified Accident Reconstructionist Jeff Lyle, of Nationwide, to talk about clues that are left behind in side-swipe collisions.  Hear how much easier sorting out conflicting statements can be when the vehicle damage can “tell you” it’s side of the story.

On Subro LIVE! – Remodeling Fires

In this special live episode, Rebecca talks with certified fire investigators Scott Bennett of Fire and Explosion Consultants (FEC), and Bumper Moylan of S-E-A, Ltd., about how to spot a “remodeling fire.”  Hint: check the fridge!

Economic Loss Doctrine

What is the value of a faulty product?  If a faulty product causes damages to itself, can those damages be recovered?  Yes… maybe.  Join Rebecca and Steve as the guide you through the history and current trends regarding the Economic Loss Doctrine to find out!