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What are Some Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries?

The National Safety Council reported that accidental injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. These fatalities are often a result of a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries result from sudden, accidental events, including motor vehicle crashes, falls from heights, and other unforeseeable events.  These occurrences leave victims with severe, life-altering, and/or

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Nighttime Hiking/Biking in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is known for its mild climate, picturesque landscape, and many desirable locations for outdoor enthusiasts. SLO is close to beaches, open biking, and numerous hiking trails. The opportunities for SLO residents and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors are endless. It is important to practice caution during any outdoor activities, including hiking and biking,

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Be Aware of Defective Children’s Toys and the Safety of Your Kids

Hundreds of thousands of children are hurt every year due to toy-related injuries. Many of these products are defective in design, manufacturing, and or fail to warn consumers about potential hazards. This prevalent issue is a serious threat to the safety of our little ones. Someone should be held accountable when a child is hurt

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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

When an accident occurs, the injuries sustained can be life-altering. The aftermath of these accidents can leave the victim with stressful physical and financial damages. Sickeningly enough, insurance companies use the victim’s turmoil to their advantage, offering them little compensation to settle their cases. It is important to hire a personal injury attorney to ensure that

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests This Holiday Season

The team at James McKiernan Lawyers put together this monthly newsletter to remind family and friends to be safe during this holiday season. Learn more about shocking holiday driving statistics, safe party tips, and more! Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests This Holiday Season Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips – How To Stay Safe on the Road

The majority of families travel by car for the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the most dangerous times to be on the roadways. The roads are filled with drivers rushing to and from family gatherings, many of which are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This creates an increased risk of you and your family

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Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Fires can cause serious injuries, including burns, smoke inhalation, and death. These injuries can range from mild to severe and cause lifelong pain. Chronic pain and disfiguration are common for those who have suffered in a fire. Fires can occur anywhere inside or outside the home, at schools, places of employment, etc. The key to

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What You Should Know About Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, there’s a lot you need to know. While any vehicle crash and its resulting aftermath can be devastating, stressful, and frustrating, truck accidents are more complicated than those between private individuals. Truck drivers usually work for a company, which may share some

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Driving Safety Tips for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers are at a higher risk of getting into car accidents during the summer than at any other time of the year. This could be because school is out and there are more people out enjoying the summer weather cruising in their motorcycle or bicycle. Luckily, there

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What Should I Do If I Was Attacked By a Dog?

Being attacked by a dog can change your life forever. You might miss work, develop a fear of dogs, have disfiguring injuries, or even become permanently disabled. Luckily, the law allows you to get compensation for some of the ways your life was altered after an attack. Let’s talk about what type of injuries you

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I was the victim of a head on collision. I was referred to James McKiernan Lawyers and glad about it. Darrel O. worked my case and always kept me in the loop. He and his staff did 110%. He made sure I received a proper medical assessment and treatments in a timely manner. He [READ MORE]

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