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Who Pays for Fire Damages?

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Wildfires ravaged the California wilderness this year causing millions upon millions of dollars in property damage. After the ash and smoke settled, many people began to wonder who would be financially responsible for all of the damage. In some instances, it falls onto a single individual. In others, the weight of the financial burden falls onto companies.

The latter has been a very big deal as of late, since Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has been deemed responsible for dozens of wildfires that ravaged Northern California last year. Thanks to recent passing Senate Bill (SB) 901, PG&E will be able to push some of the financial cost of paying for the damages onto its customers. This applies to any fires started by utility companies in 2017.

Starting in 2019, all utility companies will be able to foot some of the fire-related costs onto their customers. However, they can only do this after it has been determined that the fires in question were not caused by the company’s negligence. This all led to huge debate up in Sacramento on whether or not this was rewarding Utility companies for their bad behavior.

The bill passed largely due to the fact that the state needs answers for how to deal with massive wildfires. Aside from allowing utility companies to pass on fire costs to consumers, it also opens up doors for property owners to better manage their land in order to prevent fires. The hope is that this is all a step in the right direction to help reduce and prevent massive, out of control wildfires in California.

What do you think of this aspect of SB 901? Is it fair to allow utility companies to pass on the cost of fire damages to their customers? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Why Should You Buckle Up in the Car

Why Should You Buckle Up in the Car?

Why Should You Buckle Up in the Car

Following the rules can seem lame, or uncool at times. However, rules are in place for a reason, and that reason is usually for our own safety. For example, the seatbelt laws in California are in place to protect us. For some reason, there are people who think it’s uncool to wear a seatbelt. They fail to realize that being dead is more uncool. Seatbelt laws in California are as follows according to the California Department of Motorized Vehicles:

  • Vehicles must contain properly functioning seat belts.
  • Any operator of a motor vehicle must wear a safety belt at all times.
  • All passengers 8 years old and older that are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall or taller, are required to wear a seat belt.
  • Children that are 8 years old and younger that are under 4 feet 9 inches tall must use a child safety seat.

Wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death in most cases. A seatbelt can hold you in your seat, and prevent you from being ejected from the car. We often overlook how much a car crash can affect us, and a seatbelt prevents our momentum from hurting us even more. This is why commercials are so adamant about people buckling up when in a vehicle.

Buckling up seems like a smart, reasonable thing to do, so why don’t we all do it? When we don’t wear a seatbelt while in the car, we are risking our lives. When we choose to not buckle up, we better have a good reason. The most common reason why people don’t buckle up, is because they’re in a hurry. They are running late for an important event, and they need to get going now. They do not take the few extra seconds to fasten their seatbelt before hurrying off. The thing is, that little inconvenience can save their lives.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants you be safe. Even though they may seem like bad guys for pulling you over to make sure you buckle up and drive safe, they are simply looking out for you. That is why they have several rules and laws in place for your safety. The laws become even more important when they involve the safety of children. The following is a list of child safety laws from the CHP website:

  • Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.
  • Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.
  • Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California’s Mandatory Seat Belt law.

It’s simple to take five seconds of your time to buckle up. Wearing a seatbelt is lifesaving, and should be considered cool. If for some reason it’s uncool to your friends, family, or kids, make it cool for them. Explain that you value their life, and want them to buckle up so that they will be around for a long time. Follow the law, and buckle up to save your life.

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Things to Know When Traveling this Season

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It’s that magical time a year again when families get together to celebrate the holidays. Modern transportation has made getting together for family traditions easier. However, traveling can still be tricky for some. Navigating airports, roadways, and bus/train stations can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to make traveling this season easier.

Buy transportation tickets as early as possible. Whether you plan on traveling by bus, plane, or train, the later you wait to buy your ticket, the more in demand that seat becomes. With a higher demand the prices are likely to sky rocket.


Book your plane tickets strategically. According to Fare Compare, the best day to buy a plane ticket is Tuesday around 3 p.m. eastern time. This is when airlines release their competitive prices for seats.


However Time.com released an article, Actually, Tuesday Isn’t the Cheapest Day to Buy Plane Tickets, and suggests that buying a ticket on Tuesday doesn’t always guarantee the best price. However, Time highly recommends that people avoid purchasing tickets on Sunday, and suggests that Thursday is another great day to purchase tickets. Fare Compare also recommends traveling mid-week for cheaper seats. This is because traveling during the week is less popular for families who wish to take advantage of the weekend and miss as little school or work as possible.

Schedule your trip so you arrive early. Many people forget that everyone else is trying to go home for the holidays too. With unpredictable weather and traffic, it is common to experience delays in your travel plans, so be prepared!

Hand sanitizer will save you this holiday season. It can help protect you from unwanted germs, this is the season for colds and flus after all. No one wants to be missing out on all the grand festivities.

Dress comfortably while traveling this season. Traveling is already stressful enough, at least do it in comfort. If you’re flying, or driving long distance, being comfortable can help take the edge off.

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Getting Arrested Is Not the End of the World

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It is not the end of their world when a person is arrested. It will seem like it to them, but it is up to their friends, family members, and Cerritos Bail Bond Store to show them that it is not.

An arrest is a temporary, unplanned event. If it happens, there is no getting out of it. It must be dealt with maturely, responsibly, and hopefully, very quickly.

Cerritos Bail Bond Store will help with the speediness of it all by providing an affordable bail bond and a customized payment plan that fits the financial needs of those involved with the payments.

Cerritos Bail Bond Store has been in the bail bond industry for 30 years and we have helped thousands of people in all kinds of situations. Today, many of our former clients are happy and successful; they managed to bury that troubled time in the past and move on.

Getting past this situation will take time, but it will happen. People just need to keep their heads up and provide support, just like Cerritos Bail Bond Store will for anyone and everyone who needs our services.

We can be reached 24/7 both online, and at 866-736-6977.

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The Crucial Role of the Bail Bond Co-Signer

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If there is one person that someone out on bail does not want to anger, annoy, or lose trust with, it is the co-signer of his or her bail bond. If the co-signer is a best friend, then the defendant can butt heads with their siblings and parents all they want. It is the best friend that he or she wants to be on good terms with. The co-signer, holds a lot of power in regards to this person’s free standing.

Bail bonds require a co-signer, and a co-signer is someone who will vouch for the defendant. The defendant is responsible for getting him or herself to court as scheduled, but the co-signer is also responsible for getting the defendant to court. The co-signer does not necessarily have to physically drive the defendant to court, but if the defendant cannot get there on his or her own, then the co-signer better be there to help.

If the defendant is not at court, both the defendant and co-signer will face consequences. The defendant will be tracked down and taken back into custody; the co-signer will have to pay up on the bail bond.

However, since the co-signer is someone who willingly offered to be responsible for a person in a situation they did not originally have a part of, the co-signer has the right to withdraw his or her name from the bail bond at any time, for any reason such as: they feel the defendant will be a hassle and cause problems, they do not have time, or they realize they cannot risk losing money. If they do withdraw their name, the defendant will be taken back into court until they can secure a new co-signer.

So, you can see why it is imperative to not get on your co-signer’s bad side.

Learn more about bail bonds, what is required, and who needs to be involved talking to Cerritos Bail Bond Store anytime online, or at 866-736-6977 .

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A Rocky Start to 2017, but Who Really Cares?

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So it is already days into 2017 and you have learned that a good friend of yours has already been arrested.

Well, that may have been fast, but it is definitely not too late to resolve some of the matters and get his or her life back on track. It is not too late to start the year off right. The current situation is a mere obstacle, but with our help, your friend can certainly still finish the month on a strong note.

What we do is provide affordable bail bonds and payment plans for those bail bonds. The total amount paid to us is 10% of the full bail amount. Though this is not refundable, bail bonds still tend to be more commonly used because of the payment flexibility. Plus, you will have one of our professional and licensed bail agents taking care of all the confusing legal work, whereas if you pay cash bail, you are essentially on your own.

Let us help get your friend bailed out of jail and back to focusing on the New Year.

Cerritos Bail Bond Store, can be reached 24/7 online and at 866-736-6977 .

Cerritos Bail Bond Store Bail Agents Are Ready To Help You at Any Time

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Do you need a helping hand to bail someone you care about out of jail? If so then Cerritos Bail Bond Store is here for you. We are a statewide, family-owned, bail bonds company and have been helping Californians bail their loved ones out of jail for nearly 30 years. We can easily help you rescue your loved one from jail in a timely manner.

We have the best bail agents in all of California working for us. We keep them at their peak levels by putting them through training every single year. This way, you receive the best bail bonds services in the state. With the skilled help of our bail bondsmen, getting your friend or family member out of jail is a snap.

Just give one of our bail agents the name of the loved one you are trying to bail out, his or her birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. Our agents will work tirelessly to get your loved one bailed out of jail as fast as they can. Depending on the county in which your loved one is being held, we can get your friend or family member released in as little as 2 hours.

Call 866-736-6977 or click CHAT WITH US NOW! and get the bail bonds process started right away.

Our bail bondsmen will walk you through the bail process and answer any questions you might have about your loved one’s release. We believe in honesty and integrity, and we strive to treat all of our clients with the dignity and respect that they deserve. You can always count on receiving the best bail bonds service available in California.

When you have an emergency and need to get a loved one out of jail quickly, you can rest easy knowing the bail agents at Cerritos Bail Bond Store will be there for you. With our skilled and hardworking bail bondsmen, your friend or family member will be released from jail in no time at all.

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