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Car Accident Liability in CA Construction Zones

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Construction zones or work zones on highways and freeways are frequent sites of car crashes. They interrupt the normal flow of traffic, creating additional hazards that require the care and attention of everyone present. Work crews and drivers alike have to be especially careful to minimize the risk of an accident. When a negligent… Read More »

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What Evidence Is Needed to Document a Car Accident?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

If you ask anyone who’s ever been involved in a car accident, they’ll tell you that the experience can be frustrating and even overwhelming if you are not sure what to do. Having a basic understanding of what to do following an accident can help you navigate the aftermath with a little more clarity…. Read More »

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Get Covered: Why Optional Auto Insurance Coverage Might Be Right for You

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

California requires every driver in the state to carry liability insurance. If a driver gets injured because of another motorist, the injured driver simply files a claim with the other driver’s insurance company, and it’s the insurance company’s responsibility to compensate the claimant for their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies routinely try to underpay claims… Read More »

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Hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver in CA

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

When you’re hit by a typical driver, the matter is relatively straightforward: You exchange insurance information, and the at-fault party pays. Matters can quickly become more complex if the driver is employed by a company to drive. If they are a commercial driver, such as a delivery driver, then their employer may be liable… Read More »

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Things to Avoid After a Car Accident

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, there are important steps to take in order to protect your rights. There are also important pitfalls to avoid. Below, we discuss a few common mistakes that people make after a car crash that can negatively impact their recovery. For any questions or for help recovering… Read More »

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Survival Strategies: How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Motorcycles are fuel-efficient, economical, environmentally friendly, and fun. They are, unfortunately, more dangerous than passenger cars. Bikers who get into accidents are much more likely to suffer serious injuries. If you are going to ride, make sure to ride safely. Below, we offer some tips on how to avoid motorcycle accidents and stay alive… Read More »

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Hit By an Uninsured Driver in CA

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

California law requires all drivers to maintain a minimum level of auto insurance. Drivers must carry liability insurance which compensates accident victims when that driver is at fault for a crash. Not everyone follows the law, however. People may be unable or simply unwilling to pay for insurance coverage. You could be hit by… Read More »

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If a Truck/Delivery Driver Hits Me, Can I Sue the Company in CA?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

If you were hit by a long-haul truck or a delivery truck driver, you have the right to seek compensation. Companies tend to have deeper pockets than individual drivers, so you stand a better shot at obtaining full compensation for the damage you suffered if you can hold the employer liable. When and how… Read More »

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Who Are the Plaintiffs and Defendants in a PI Case?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

If you’ve heard about any lawsuit in the news or online, you’ve likely come across the terms “plaintiff” and “defendant.” You may have seen something along the lines of: “The plaintiff alleged that the defendant did X” or “the plaintiffs claim the defendants violated their rights.” Legal jargon can muddy the waters, making situations… Read More »

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When Is Your Car Considered Totaled?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

After a car crash, your car will typically need repairs. Your car insurance will cover the cost of repairs, or you can collect from another driver (and/or their insurance) if that driver was at fault for the accident. But what happens when your car is so damaged that it is basically undrivable? Are you… Read More »

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