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What Are Early Signs of a Possible Concussion?

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  Concussions are often referred to as “mild” traumatic brain injuries, but don’t let the word mild fool you – a concussion is no laughing matter. Concussions affect brain function and, while usually temporary, the problems that they cause can make it difficult for a person to engage in everyday activities like work, hobbies and […]

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Could Positive Train Control Have Stopped the Washington Train Crash?

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You’ve probably heard of the massive Amtrak accident that occurred toward the end of last month in DuPont, Washington. The accident occurred when Amtrak Cascades 501 entered a curved overpass at 80mph, nearly triple the curve’s speed limit of 30mph. The train derailed as it went around the curve, sending several passenger vehicles into the […]

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Ways That Social Media Can Affect Your Injury Claim

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Do you use social media websites, like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Chances are, if you are reading this article, the answer is yes. According to Pew Research Center in 2014, nearly 75 percent of Internet users were active on some form of social media, and that number has likely gone up since then. Social media […]

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Family Fun Ideas For The Holidays

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online. + SUBSCRIBE JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS Winning For You! (800) 200-HURT (4878) December 2017 Stay Healthy, Stay Safe in 2018 With 2017 almost in the books, it is time to start thinking about all those New Year’s resolutions for 2018. At the top of our […]

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Planning for a Safe New Year’s 2018

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  What is your New Year’s Resolution? You still have plenty of time to think about it, as well as what your plans are for ringing in the New Year. But as you consider these things, you should also be aware – New Year’s is one of the most dangerous days of the year. During […]

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Do I Need to File a Third-Party Injury Claim after a Drunk Driver Hits Me?

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One of the most dangerous things you can be exposed to as a driver is another driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It doesn’t matter how safe you are driving or how adherent you are to the laws of the road; a drunk driver can come from anywhere, at any time, and cause […]

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James McKiernan Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2017 AIOPIA’s 10 Best in California for Client Satisfaction

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The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Personal Injury Attorney James McKiernan as 2017 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in […]

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This Holiday Season’s Most Dangerous Toys

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The consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) recently released its list of the 10 Worst Toys of 2017 ahead of the holiday season. This group releases reports annually to make parents aware of potentially hazardous toys. These hazards are myriad, ranging from choking hazards to strangulation hazards to even catastrophic failures like fires […]

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Is It Wise to Allow Night Hiking and Biking in SLO?

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The San Luis Obispo City Council is considering opening up Cerro San Luis for nighttime hiking and biking. Is it a good idea? The council is mulling approval on a pilot program that would allow limited after-dark recreation on the peak. The two-year pilot program would extend Cerro San Luis hours to 8:30 p.m. between […]

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What You Need to Know about the Ford Truck Recall

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Ford Motor recently announced a recall of roughly 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America. The recall is due to frozen door latches and bent or kinked actuation cables. The problem can result in doors not opening or closing. Affected customers should be notified next month. The company […]

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