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Consequences of Vehicular Manslaughter

By Paul Kistler |

Cars are dangerous when handled irresponsibly. Serious car crashes are often fatal, and when a negligent or reckless driver causes the death of another person, they must be held accountable for their actions. California law provides a means to exact justice on a driver whose wrongful conduct leads to the death of an accident… Read More »

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What Causes Neck and Lower Back Pain After an Accident?

By Paul Kistler |

Car crashes of all types can be severely damaging to the neck and back. The spinal cord is critical to proper bodily function, and any improper force or movement can lead to debilitating conditions and chronic pain. The force of a car crash sends occupant bodies in different directions at a high rate of… Read More »

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Causes of Palmdale Truck Accidents

By Paul Kistler |

Accidents involving semi-tractor trailers (semi-trucks, eighteen-wheelers) and other large trucks are harrowing and often fatal. When a truck collides with a passenger car, or jackknifes and takes over an entire freeway, it’s likely to be the people outside of the truck who suffer the most. Depending on the circumstances leading to the accident, any… Read More »

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What is Strict Liability in a Product Defect Claim?

By Paul Kistler |

Not every legal case applies the same legal theories. Even within the world of personal injury, claims rely on different legal standards and apply different legal principles. In the world of products liability, some claims can benefit from what is known as “strict liability.” Strict liability gives plaintiffs a leg up in proving that… Read More »

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What Are the Safest Forms of Transportation?

By Paul Kistler |

Every day, we commute to work, to the store, to visit family and friends, and for any number of other reasons. We walk, take the bus, hop on a train, fly, or drive our cars. We need to get around. Some forms of transportation are, however, more inherently dangerous than others. Despite advancements in… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Collision and Comprehensive Coverage?

By Paul Kistler |

Collision and comprehensive insurance are not part of the minimum insurance required under California law for registered vehicles and other cars driving in the state. These types of insurance, in fact, cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. Collision and comprehensive insurance may, however, be useful additional coverage options for California drivers. Because insurance… Read More »

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How Much Auto Insurance Do I Need?

By Paul Kistler |

Nearly every state requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage. Auto insurance kicks in whenever there is an accident. Most people cannot afford to pay for the damages caused by an accident out-of-pocket, especially if someone gets hurt; medical bills are prohibitively expensive. California law requires drivers on California roads… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Falling Trees?

By Paul Kistler |

Not all accidents on the road are caused by drunk drivers or texting. Many accidents are caused by hazards already on the road. Cracks, potholes, and fallen trees can be just as dangerous as a negligent driver. When an accident is caused by a falling tree, who is responsible? Is it simply deemed an… Read More »

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Why is it Important to Get Proper Treatment For “Soft Tissue Injuries”?

By Paul Kistler |

When people worry about injuries after an accident, they are often more concerned about the most dramatic type of injuries–bone fractures, brain damage, bloody lacerations, etc. But slip and falls, car crashes, and other injurious events can cause damage to the body’s muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. These injuries can be harder to detect,… Read More »

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What is Gap Insurance?

By Paul Kistler |

If you have a car loan or lease and you find yourself in an accident, you might need to come to grips with a difficult question: Is the car even worth fixing? And if fixing the car appears to cost more than it’s worth, do you still have to pay off your loan? What… Read More »

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