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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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New California Driving Laws to Know About in 2019

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State lawmakers recently passed multiple new laws that went into effect at the start of the year. Failing to follow these laws could put you and others at risk. At a minimum, you could receive a citation or even jail time. To avoid these outcomes, we encourage you to continue reading our blog to learn […]

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Santa Barbara Boat Fire Leaves 34 Dead

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On Labor Day, off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, a fire broke out on the 75-foot diving vessel Conception. There were 39 passengers and crew on board the Conception that morning. Yet, rescuers could only save five crew members; the remaining 34 passengers perished. We do know that all passengers and one crew member […]

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5 Tips To Prevent Tire Related Accidents

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates show that car accidents are a major cause of injuries and deaths in the United States. According to CDC estimates more than 2 million people suffer injuries in car accidents each year, and 200,000 require hospitalization. An additional 35,000 plus lose their lives during or after the […]

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How Much Does a Spinal Cord Injury Cost?

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For individuals with spinal cord injuries, a lifetime of challenges awaits. Not only must these individuals adjust their lives to the limitations of their injuries, they must also pay for the associated costs. What is the monetary cost of a spinal cord injury? The San Luis Obispo spinal cord injury attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers […]

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Safety Tips for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

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Summer is finally here, and you know what that means. The weather is nice and warm, school is out, and tourist season has begun. People all over the country are going out on road trips and taking family vacations, but there is a darker side to this time of the year. With more people on […]

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