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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

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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?

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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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Actress Anne Heche in Coma, Perishes After Fiery Crash

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

A Los Angeles suburb saw a harrowing crash right out of a movie last week. Celebrated actress and director Anne Heche, known for roles in blockbusters Six Days, Seven Nights and I Know What You Did Last Summer among many other film and television projects, was involved in a fiery crash that destroyed a… Read More »

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What is Mitigation, and How Can It Affect Your PI Case in CA?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or other incident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. If you fail to take the proper steps after your incident, however, you might lose out on certain claims or damages. Injured parties must comply with certain legal duties… Read More »

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What is Contributory Fault?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Contributory fault and comparative fault are legal concepts that affect whether and how a plaintiff can recover damages against a defendant after a car accident or other personal injury incident. Each state employs different rules concerning contributory or comparative fault; it’s important to understand the rules, and your rights, before pursuing your personal injury… Read More »

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Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot in CA?

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

California law prohibits a wide range of conduct while driving. Under California law, you cannot consume alcohol while driving, or drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You cannot text or otherwise use your phone manually while driving. Other behavior, however, is not strictly forbidden, but it may be unwise. There’s no… Read More »

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Types of Back Injuries After a Car Accident

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Car crashes can lead to all kinds of injuries. Some of the most painful, debilitating, and dangerous injuries can result from damage to the neck or spine. Below we discuss the most common back injuries suffered by car accident victims. If you have been in a traffic accident in Lancaster, see a medical professional… Read More »

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