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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

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

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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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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What Should You Do as a Passenger Injured in a Car Accident?

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If you were a passenger injured in a car accident, you deserve compensation. In most cases, you will have an easier case because one or both of the drivers may be liable. When dealing with a personal injury claim, the plaintiff needs to prove liability (party at fault) and damages (the injuries incurred by the […]

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Texting and Driving is Dangerous For Everyone

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Smartphones and infotainment systems make it difficult to keep your focus on the road. That is why incidents of distracted driving have increased in recent years. It is also why texting and driving is one of the top causes of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, distracted driving causes more than 1.6 […]

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