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Is Eating While Driving Legal? Understanding Distracted Driving

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

We’ve all been there, eating a snack or sipping a (non-alcoholic) drink while driving. And while this might seem like an innocent habit, this is in fact one of the more dangerous things drivers can do while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death involving motor vehicles. The… Read More »

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The Long-Term Dangers of Soft Tissue Injury After a Car Accident

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Not all car accident injuries are readily apparent. While a broken bone or a cut from shattered glass is clearly identifiable, other injuries may be hidden for days or weeks after an accident. Some injuries may appear minor but develop over time. Particularly in minor to moderate impacts, soft tissue injuries can develop and… Read More »

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What to Do After a Dog Bite Injury

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 4.5 million dog bites occur across the country every year. 800,000 of those bitten seek medical care. That is an astounding number of injuries solely attributable to dog bites. As much as we love our pets, dog bites are serious, and they… Read More »

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Lies That Auto Insurance Companies Will Tell You After an Accident

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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 Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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 Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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 Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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 Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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 Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

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… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Driver Arrest After Immediately Causing Second Crash in Palmdale

By Kistler Law Firm, APC. |

Hit-and-run accidents are a serious problem in California and across the country. California law requires drivers to stop after any traffic accident involving injury and take appropriate steps, including alerting the authorities, exchanging insurance information with anyone involved, and seeking emergency medical attention for anyone seriously injured. Fleeing the scene of an accident is… Read More »

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