Year: 2017

Lane Splitting Traffic Congestion

Traveling to See Family and Friends This Season? Avoid Dangerous Highway Disasters With These Tips For many Americans, the holidays are a time to jump in the family vehicle and make the hike to visit loved ones who live far away. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, long-distance trips (more than 50 miles, one […]

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it is time again to join loved ones for a delicious home-cooked meal. While entertaining family and friends during the holidays can be fun, it is important that we not forget about basic kitchen safety during the festivities. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are three times more […]

chapter 11 business restructuring bankruptcy

A Simple Explanation of Business Formations Starting a business can be a rollercoaster of emotions: excitement to finally be building your dream, fear of financial instability and then, the uncertainty of the legal aspects of your new endeavor may sink in. Consulting a business law attorney can help you make sense of your legal obligations […]

Durable

This article was originally published in the August/September 2017 issue of Kern Business Journal. A few months ago my car broke down. As you can imagine, this was very frustrating because I still needed to get my kids to school and myself to work.  Fortunately, I decided a year earlier to pay for an extended warranty. At […]

Fourth of July Celebration

It’s safe to say that the Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. And how could it not be?  Each year, we celebrate America’s birthday with great food, fireworks, and plenty of red, white and blue. However, while you are busy celebrating with family and friends, fire and law enforcement officials are busy […]

motorcycle training

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This month is a reminder to motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are also reminded to make themselves visible to all motorists.  While the rate of automobile fatalities has slowed or declined in recent years, […]

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. In fact in 2013 alone, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes that attributed to distracted driving. Over […]

The legal process requires injured plaintiffs to prove their damages within a certain degree of certainty which means you could use a personal injury attorney. This means that juries cannot simply pick a number they think is fair. It also means they cannot simply guess what happened when the facts are in dispute. In many […]

using phone while driving

There is universal agreement that texting and driving is a deadly activity. A recent study released by Car and Driver Magazine shows that texting while driving is actually a far riskier activity than drunk driving. To study this, the magazine rigged a car with a light that alerted drivers of when to brake. It then tested them […]

seatbelt

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, aimed at increasing the rate of seatbelt use in the United States. The campaign started on Monday, May 19, 2014 and ran through June 1,2014. Occupant safety is critical during an automobile accident. The seatbelt remains an effective means of reducing injury […]