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  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

Rental Services and Recalled Cars


New legislation intended to improve America’s roads, bridges, transit systems, and rail transportation networks took effect last month. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) reaffirms the nation’s commitment to transportation safety by re-prioritizing funding apportionment, streamlining the project approval process in state and local governments, and otherwise reforming and strengthening transportation programs.

A particularly significant portion of the FAST Act, titled the “Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act” prohibits the rental of motor vehicles that contain a defect relating to safety. This portion of the FAST Act is codified as a set of amendments to 49 U.S.C. § 30101-30183, which are laws designed to 1) prescribe motor vehicle safety standards for vehicles and equipment in interstate commerce and 2) carry out safety research and development. Under this new law, interested persons can file a petition with the Department of Transportation (DoT) if they know of an entity renting out cars that have been subject to a safety recall. The DoT is then tasked with conducting an investigation and remedying the situation. In addition to the investigations conducted by the DoT, California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) may also provide an independent right to sue rental services who are unlawfully renting out recalled motor vehicles.

Recently recalled cars include the Ford F-150 and Explorer, certain 2010-2012 models of the Toyota Prius, the Mercedes-AMG GT S, and 2016 Jeep Wranglers containing non-dessicated ammonium-nitrate Takata airbags, among others.

Those who have rented recalled vehicles from a rental service may be able to recover rental expenses as well as damages for any injuries suffered resulting from use of an unsafe recalled rental vehicle.

If you or someone you know has knowledge of a rental service renting out recalled vehicles, or would like additional information about the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act, please contact our office.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys, Personal Legal Service.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

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