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What Resulted in this Fatal Highway Crash in New Cuyama?

A head-on collision in New Cuyama on Sunday lead to two deaths and one injury. The accident, which occurred on Highway 66 in the Cuyama Valley, involved a Honda sedan and an oil tanker truck.

According to local authorities, the two people in the sedan crashed into the oil tanker near Hubbard Avenue. A man and woman in the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene. The tanker truck driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The cause of the collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

Contact us or visit us online at James McKiernan Lawyers for more news information on serious accidents in the Santa Barbara area.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone’s wrongful conduct or negligence in California, you may have a right to a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. James McKiernan Lawyers encourages anyone who may find him or herself in such a difficult situation to contact an experienced Central Coast Personal Injury Attorney at 1-800-200-HURT (4878) for a free case evaluation. We only get paid if you get paid. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California.

At James McKiernan Lawyers, We work tirelessly to deliver accurate news about the California accidents that impact our readers and clients most. Although our goal is to keep people as informed as possible, we’d like to note the information we aggregate is obtained from a wide variety of nonaffiliated secondary sources. These include but are not limited to: Law enforcement agencies, press release, News articles, and websites.

As we publish and share accident information, we make all possible efforts to ensure its correctness, but for the aforementioned reasons, we cannot guarantee that our content is completely accurate. Although we generally respond to inquiries and requests to change, update or amend the content and articles that we publish, we cannot promise that we’ll be able to do so within a given time frame.

The articles and blogs that we share or post here and on social media are designed to serve solely as general information. They should not be taken to constitute legal, medical or any other form of express or implied advice. Similarly, they may not be applicable to your personal circumstances, situation or case. Any information referring to specific laws, statutes or legal actions reflects legal principles, but the laws that apply to you may differ based on your situation, jurisdiction or other factors.



Common Property Issues Encountered in Apartment Living

There is a big difference between living in an apartment and living in a house. If you have experienced living in both of these real estate options, then you know that apartment living has some unique problems that can be challenging to solve. There are multiple parties involved in apartment disputes, like landlords, property managers, tenants, repairmen, and more. This complicates disputes even further, because each party involved in an apartment-related issue may be seeking different solutions. There are a few common complaints, however, that can happen in almost any apartment dispute.

  • Deposit refund issues: Unfortunately, landlords will sometimes attempt to collect and keep a tenant’s deposits and refuse to distribute a refund. This type of complaint can also include charges against deposits and any other related deposit disputes.
  • Bed bug/other pest infestations: Bed bug complaints are related to improper care and treatment of an apartment. Pest control is extremely important for an apartment’s maintenance, but it can sometimes be overlooked by property managers and landlords.
  • Apartment repairs and maintenance: One of the most common complaints from tenants are neglected repairs. These repair problems can include broken appliances, carpeting, roofing, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and more.
  • Noise complaints: After quiet hours, tenants may raise complaints of excessive noise on their apartment floor or from their neighbors. Since walls can be thin in apartment buildings and units share walls, it can be expected for a tenant to be more sensitive to noises outside their units.
  • Health and safety hazards: This is directly related to having apartment repairs that require fixing, so it’s important to know the health consequences of these neglected issues. Some examples may include damaged flooring, gas leaks, unsafe appliances, broken smoke alarms, and more.
  • Breach of contract/agreement: There can also be a complaint referring to violations of lease agreements or apartment tenant’s rights or laws that were included in an agreement.

Our real estate litigation attorneys are well-versed in the real estate laws associated with your apartment dispute. Contact James McKiernan Lawyers today for a free consultation.

What to Look for in a New Auto Insurance Provider

If you have just purchased a brand-new car, or you are interested in switching your current auto insurance provider, you’re probably unsure where to start. There are so many different insurance companies to choose from, and each company will have a specific policy that may or may not work for your circumstances. It’s important to consider the various requirements and options for auto insurance and what each type of auto insurance can cover for you.

What Should I Consider for My New Auto Insurance?

– Find out your state’s minimum insurance requirements: To find the best auto insurance for you, start by determining how much coverage you need. Once you know your state’s requirements, you can decide if you need bodily injury liability, property damage liability, or another type of coverage.
– Research your own competing quotes from insurance websites: Do some shopping and get as many quotes as you can from various insurance companies so you have the best range of options to choose from.
– Review your new insurance in relation to your finances: Note the amount of coverage you have now and how much your current payments are. In order to get a figure to beat, write down the monthly and yearly cost of your insurance, since you will receive quotes both ways.
– Check your driving record: Know how many tickets you have recently received (and how long they have been on your record) by checking your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Wait until those tickets and points on your record have disappeared before you get your insurance quotes. A bad driving record will likely increase your insurance rates.
– Compare your current payments to your new policy: During your research, make price and coverage comparisons. Keep track of a few things in order to get the most information from both sides. This could include annual and monthly rates for the different types of coverage, the company’s contact information, and the company’s payment policy.

Once you’ve found the policy that’s right for you, read over the main points of the policy and finalize everything before you agree to accept it.  If you were involved in a car accident in the middle of switching your policy, the attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers can help you. Contact us today.


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