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Motorcycle Accidents in San Luis Obispo: Frequently Asked Questions

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Nearly 3,000 riders die every year in motorcycle accidents, and California riders share what some would consider to be a disproportionate percentage of those fatalities when compared to other states. In the vast majority of motorcycle accidents in San Luis Obispo, the motorcyclist was operating according to the rules of the road at the time […]

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The McKiernan Complete Guide to Car Accident Injury Lawsuits: Types of Collisions, Safety Tips, and What to Do After Being Hurt in a Crash

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At James McKiernan Lawyers, after handling over 20,000 personal injury claims in our 30+ years of existence, car accident injury lawsuits remain one of our core focuses. We have always tried to provide the most accurate information to our potential and existing clients regarding car accident safety and news around San Luis Obispo County, and […]

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What Is Causing the Spike in California Pedestrian Accidents?

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Fatal pedestrian accidents have spiked across the U.S. in recent years. This is especially true in California, which saw 55 more deaths in 2019 than 2018 during the same sixth month interval. The recent spike has prompted safety researchers and government officials to wonder at the cause. In the meantime, cities are looking for ways […]

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The Left Turn: One Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents

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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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What to Do After a Rollover Accident

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A rollover accident is often traumatic and life-threatening. When a 3,000-pound automobile rolls off the road, it can crush the occupants inside. In an effort to prevent fatalities and save lives, carmakers have turned their attention to reducing rollover accidents. Today’s cars now come equipped with safety features that help protect drivers and passengers during […]

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Staying Safe after a Car Accident on a Highway

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You are much safer after a car accident on a city street than you are if you get into an accident on a highway. Given the much higher speed limits on California highways, after an accident, your safety is in the hands of people approaching your vehicle at upwards of 60 miles per hour. At […]

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Determining Fault in a Rear-End Collision in California

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Rear-end collisions are common accidents in California. Most people assume that these crashes are always caused by the driver in the back and not the one in front. However, this presumption does not always hold in California. Our San Luis Obispo auto accident lawyers discuss what you need to know if you are involved in […]

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Injured on New Year’s Eve? Our San Luis Obispo Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

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Celebrating the start of the new year with family and friends can be a joyous time. Parties and festivities often run until the wee hours of the morning. Unfortunately, many of these celebrations involve drinking. This is why New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for drunk driving accidents and […]

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The Most Common Types of Insurance and Auto Accident Scams

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If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know it is among the most traumatic and dangerous events that can happen to you. On top of that, car accidents are expensive, often causing personal injury and property damage. When you’ve been involved in a car crash, you need to spend your time focused […]

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What Kind of Damages Can I Recover After an Auto Accident?

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After a car accident, it is natural to have many questions running through your mind. “How will I pay my medical expenses?” “How can I pay my mortgage if I am unable to work?” “What if I never recover completely?” Fortunately, a San Luis Obispo auto accident lawyer can help you find the answers to […]

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