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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

By Paul Kistler |

If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall, a car crash, by a faulty product, or in any other manner caused by another person’s negligence, you might be wondering whether you should hire a lawyer or instead try to handle the matter on your own. While you have no legal obligation to hire an attorney… Read More »

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Coronavirus Response Cuts Down on California Traffic Accidents

By Paul Kistler |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to nearly 100,000 deaths in the United States, infecting over a million people in the country so far, as well as wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy. There has, however, been one unexpected positive turn: Modified driving habits connected to quarantines and lock-down orders have cut down significantly… Read More »

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Interview Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

By Paul Kistler |

If you were hurt in a car crash, as a result of medical malpractice, in a slip-and-fall accident, or in any other manner that involved someone else’s negligence, you might have the right to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit. A good personal injury lawyer will help you build your strongest case for… Read More »

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Ford Recalls 250,000 Cars Due to Dangerous Door Defect

By Paul Kistler |

Not all car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Many car crashes occur because a defective auto part is triggered at the worst possible moment–engines stall, brakes lock, airbags fail to deploy. Auto manufacturers that discover a defective part installed in cars already on the market will (ideally) issue a recall for the car… Read More »

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Lies That Auto Insurance Companies Will Tell You After an Accident

By Paul Kistler |

Auto insurance companies, just like health insurance and life insurance companies, care about their bottom line above all else. They will do everything in their power to reject claims, limit payouts, and increase premiums. If you have been in a car accident, your insurance company could try to mislead you about certain things in… Read More »

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Who is Liable After a Rear-End Collision?

By Paul Kistler |

Rear-end collisions are extremely common. A driver may make a sudden stop to avoid hitting a hazard, or a driver in the rear will be distracted and fail to notice that the car in front of them reached a stoplight or stop sign. Rear-end crashes happen on freeways, on surface streets, as well as… Read More »

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

By Paul Kistler |

Motorcycles can be a fun, fuel-efficient, and climate-conscious alternative to riding in a passenger car. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more directly exposed to many of the hazards on California roadways, as well as dangers that are specific to motorcycle riding. Read on for a discussion of some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents… Read More »

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Common Child Injuries in a Car Accident

By Paul Kistler |

Car accidents are jarring enough when only adults are involved. When your child is in the car, the experience can be even more terrifying. Children have different protections than adults, including car seats, but they may not benefit from airbags or other safety equipment. Below we discuss some of the common injuries children may… Read More »

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Is Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Legal in California?

By Paul Kistler |

Motorcycles offer several advantages over passenger cars. They tend to be cheaper, they are more fuel-efficient, and riders can get around traffic jams by riding around stopped cars. Motorcycles are also potentially dangerous, however. Aggressive biking maneuvers such as lane-splitting or “white-lining” may help a biker skip through traffic, but they can lead to… Read More »

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Is Your Uber or Lyft Driver Ignoring an Auto Safety Recall?

By Paul Kistler |

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become a main staple on California roadways.  At any time, a solid percentage of cars on the road in California are commercial rideshare drivers.  The trend has had many positive effects, including studies suggesting the rates of DUIs and drunk driving fatalities have dropped as rideshares become… Read More »

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