About six years ago a young man called me. He was concerned that he was at fault and he was going to be sued and lose his condo. He was traveling on the I-5 going towards Los Angeles around the Lake Forest Irvine border. The defendant was driving a van and ran out of gas on the fast lane. The defendant’s insurance company refused to accept responsibility and told our client so, blaming out client for the collision. My analyzes was that it was late at night and there were not lights on the van, just the reflectors which would reflect back light once you were close. Our client saw the reflectors but at 60 miles an hour there was simply not enough time to stop. If you know you are going to run out of gas, the prudent thing to do would be to travel on the slow lane or at least a lane that has a shoulder where you can park if you run out of gas. More prudent would be to stop and buy some gas! We promptly filed suit and sent an explanation of why the defendant was liable to the insurance company. Shortly after the defendant was served with the lawsuit the defendant’s insurance company paid the entire policy limits. It was a very quick resolution to our client’s case. Not every case goes as well or quickly, but I do my best to make sure no stone is left unturned.