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Recent Blog Posts

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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The Leading Cause of Injury and Death for the Elderly May Surprise You

Falling! Yes, falling down is the number one cause of injuries and deaths among older Americans. Each year more than one in four older adults aged 65 and above will fall. According to the CDC this represents 29 million falls, 3 million emergency department visits 800,000 hospitalizations and 28,000 deaths each year. Falls are among […]

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Two-Vehicle Car Accident in San Luis Obispo Injures Six

A two-vehicle crash on the night of October 9 left six people hospitalized in San Luis Obispo. The collision happened at Foothill Blvd. and Ferrini Rd. at 10:30pm; the same place where a bicyclist was killed earlier this year. The patients were transported to the hospital with varying degrees of injury. One victim suffered serious […]

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Could the Text to Ticket App Reduce Distracted Driving?

There’s a new app out there that drivers are using in hopes of catching distracted drivers – but some would argue it’s just making the problem worse. The app is called Text to Ticket. It works like this: when you spot a driver who is distracted by texting, you open the app on your own […]

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Boy Hit on Crosswalk By Truck While Riding His Bicycle

“It simply didn’t sit well with us that this young man was allowed to be run over in a crosswalk, sustain serious injury, and not receive any compensation for his loss. DK Global’s video brough to life our main argument – that the Defendant’s perspective gave him ample notice to see the Plaintiff, and avoid […]

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Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

The Parent-Teen Driving Agreement is a great way to assure accountability between you and your teen driver. Please, feel free to download a copy of the Parent-Teen Driving Agreement by clicking the image, above.

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12-Year-Old Child Killed in Rollover Crash on Highway 101 Near Buellton

September 11, 2017 A 12-year-old girl from Encino was killed and several other people were injured late Sunday in a rollover crash on Highway 101 near Buellton. A Lincoln Navigator carrying seven people overturned at about 11 p.m. and came to rest in the center divider, according to California Highway Patrol. The vehicle, driven by Erasmo […]

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JML September Newsletter: Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (800) 200-HURT (4878) September 2017 Kids Need School Supplies After Hurricane Harvey The severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston public schools just before classes started for the year. Trial Lawyers Care and the Houston Independent […]

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Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Labor Day weekend can be a fun way to celebrate the end of summer. One last road trip, camping adventure or just fun in the city is how many Californians welcome in the fall. While Californians set out for some serious fun, it’s important to think about ways to stay safe. Driving Safety Often times […]

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