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Is It Wise to Allow Night Hiking and Biking in SLO?

The San Luis Obispo City Council is considering opening up Cerro San Luis for nighttime hiking and biking. Is it a good idea? The council is mulling approval on a pilot program that would allow limited after-dark recreation on the peak. The two-year pilot program would extend Cerro San Luis hours to 8:30 p.m. between […]

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What You Need to Know about the Ford Truck Recall

Ford Motor recently announced a recall of roughly 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America. The recall is due to frozen door latches and bent or kinked actuation cables. The problem can result in doors not opening or closing. Affected customers should be notified next month. The company […]

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Are Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents on the Rise in SLO?

Due to an increase in pedestrian and bicycle accidents, San Luis Obispo police have stepped up patrols. As more people use non-motorized transportation, the risk of being injured or killed by cars has increased. In the last three years, SLO police have investigated more than 235 cases of vehicle versus pedestrian or bicyclist accidents. This […]

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California Police Conduct Sting Operations to Prevent Underage Drinking

Santa Maria police have recently begun using minors in sting operations to prevent underage drinking. The operations work as follows: a plainclothes officer would enter a liquor store, followed shortly by a teenager. The teenager would walk up to the counter and attempt to purchase alcohol with cash. If the sale went through, the police […]

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Did You Know Thanksgiving is One of the Most Dangerous Holidays?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you probably already have plans to meet up with family and friends for food, football and fun. Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled holidays of the year. And for an overwhelming majority of people, travel by car will be the transportation method of choice. This holiday has […]

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The Left Turn: One Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents

One of the most common types of motorcycle accident is the left turn accident. This type of accident occurs when a vehicle is attempting to make a left turn, crosses the opposite lane and into the path of the motorcyclist, who then slams into the car. This type of accident occurred recently in Santa Maria, […]

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Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in San Luis Obispo?

San Luis Obispo police are increasing efforts to enforce traffic in response to a rise in pedestrian and bicycle accidents across the city. According to Capt. Chris Staley of the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the past three years have seen at least one pedestrian accident every two months. But in the last six months, […]

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JML October 2017 Newsletter: “Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (800) 200-HURT (4878) October 2017 We Will Get Through This Together Americans are hurting. First it was Hurricane Harvey slamming into Texas and Louisiana. Then Hurricane Irma chased thousands from their homes in Florida. Puerto Rico is […]

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DON’T FALL FOR THIS COMMON SCAM

What is the SWOOP and SQUAT? You won’t see swoop and squat on “Dancing with the Stars” or “America’s Got Talent!” It is a form of automotive fraud. A swoop and squat happens when two cars block you in on your sides, then a third car swerves in front of you and brakes, causing you […]

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What Do I Do If I Am Injured in an Uber or Lyft Ride?

What do you do if you are injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle? Uber considers its employees independent contractors, a classification the company has used to avoid liability in lawsuits before. You may recall an accident in 2014, where a six-year-old child was hit by and Uber driver and killed in San Francisco. Because […]

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