We have all been homebound for most of the last year or two with COVID, which hopefully will continue to dissipate. Our courts were closed for a long time and interrupted for most of the year and the Indio Court is currently backed up about 2000 cases. Some days you are the pigeon and some days you’re the statue. That statue day is coming sooner than later.
Today, all insurance companies use a computer program called Colossus to determine the value of an Auto Accident case. It plugs in the severity of the injuries and the amount of the medical bills, loss of earnings, amount of property damages, how long the victim treated etc . It then spits out an amount, the adjuster can then offer.
This Sunday is Memorial Day, attracting a lot of tourists and traffic. I remember coming here every Memorial Day for the poolside parties at the PS Riviera Hotel and cruising Palm Canyon with water guns.
This is the 10 year Anniversary Issue of our paper. It is hard to believe I have written so many weekly legal columns for CV Weekly. It is even more amazing that many of my weekly readers forget my advice when they have been in an accident.
With Covid restrictions easing, we saw more locals and visitors celebrating and thus more alcohol consumption. In addition we had Indian Wells Tennis Tournament partying for the last few weeks. As covid restrictions eased, DUI arrests rose. In other words they are inversely proportional, as one goes down the other goes up.
Last week I shared that in high school, many of us had to read about Julius Caesar and the Ides of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. The phrase, “Beware the Ides of March,” is the soothsayer's message to Julius Caesar, warning of Caesar’s death/assassination in 44 BC.
With Covid, most of us were nestled at home during Christmas and New Year’s and much of the last 2 years. But that did not stop your holiday drinking and celebrating. You were tired of home cooking and drove for a burger to McDonalds or In n Out, only a mile away.
What could a boarding pass, DMV, and dogs have in common during Covid? They are all current scams being implimented during Covid upon our CV neighbors. With Covid came Stay Home orders. This means more people are home to answer their phones. Which segment of the population is most gullible to scam calls? Why the elderly, of course.