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Can an Accident Victim Sue a Bar or Restaurant for Liability When the Driver at Fault Had Been Drinking There?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving are tragic and often preventable. When a driver who has been drinking at a bar or restaurant causes an accident, victims may wonder if they can hold the establishment responsible for serving alcohol to the intoxicated individual. California’s Stance on Dram Shop Laws “Dram shop” laws refer… Read More »

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The Hidden Costs of Motorcycle Accidents: Beyond Medical Bills and Repairs

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences far beyond the immediate costs of medical bills and vehicle repairs. While the physical injuries and damage to the bike are often the most apparent expenses, the hidden costs of motorcycle accidents can be equally, if not more, impactful. These hidden costs include lost wages due to time… Read More »

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The Psychology of Motorcycle Riding: Understanding Risk-Taking and Accident Prevention

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Motorcycle riding is often associated with a sense of freedom, adventure, and thrill. However, it also comes with significant risks. Understanding the psychological aspects of motorcycle riding, including why riders take risks and how they can manage these behaviors, is crucial for accident prevention. This blog explores the thrill-seeking nature of some riders, the… Read More »

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Expert Witnesses and Their Role in Personal Injury Claims

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

In personal injury cases, the testimony and evidence presented by an expert witness can be pivotal in establishing liability and securing fair compensation for the injured party. Expert witnesses bring specialized knowledge and expertise that can clarify complex issues, strengthen the plaintiff’s case, and influence the outcome of the trial. What is an Expert… Read More »

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Requirements of Reporting Auto Accidents to California DMV

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Accidents can happen to even the most cautious drivers. Understanding the requirements for reporting auto accidents to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is crucial for staying compliant with state laws and ensuring that all necessary steps are taken following a collision. When to Report an Auto Accident In California, certain criteria dictate… Read More »

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How California Right-of-Way Laws Can Affect Your Car Accident Claim

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Car accidents are a frequent occurrence on California’s busy roadways, and understanding the state’s right-of-way laws is important for determining fault and liability in these incidents. Right-of-way laws not only regulate the flow of traffic but also play a significant role in car accident claims. Violations of these laws can be used as evidence… Read More »

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Doctor using virtual touchscreen presses abbreviation: TBI. Medical concept of TBI Traumatic Brain Injury.

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Commonly Occur in Accidents

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex condition with a wide range of outcomes influenced by the injury’s severity and individual circumstances. While some people, particularly those with mild TBIs, can achieve full recovery, many with moderate to severe injuries face ongoing challenges. Life after TBI often requires adjustments, continuous support, and comprehensive rehabilitation… Read More »

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Understanding the Graves Amendment in California: Implications for Rental Car Accidents

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

The Graves Amendment significantly impacts liability in rental car accidents, particularly in states like California, where tourism and rental car use are prevalent. Enacted in 2005, the Graves Amendment is a federal law that addresses the liability of rental car companies in accidents involving their vehicles. Understanding its implications is crucial for anyone involved… Read More »

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Navigating Bus Accidents in Palmdale and Lancaster

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Legal Insights and Special Considerations While bus accidents are less frequent than car accidents, they carry significant repercussions due to the number of people involved and the potential for severe injuries. In cities like Palmdale and Lancaster, where buses are a crucial part of public transportation, understanding the nuances of filing a claim against… Read More »

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Considerations When You Have Been Injured in an Uber or Lyft

By Kistler Law Firm, APC |

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become integral to modern transportation, offering convenience and accessibility across cities worldwide. However, the rise in their use has also led to an increase in accidents involving these services. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft, there are several critical considerations to keep in mind… Read More »

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