Legal Blog

Lately, the public and the media have had a heightened awareness of distracted driving. More states are enacting strict bans on the use of cellphones and other devices while driving, and public campaigns against texting while driving have been mounted by more states. In California, there is a ban on the use of handheld mobile […]

medical bills

Children’s medical costs can be very difficult to deal with, especially for divorced parents. In California, both parents of children are responsible for their medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance. This includes deductibles and copayments totaling up to $250 per child each year. According to the California Reimbursement of Medical Expenses statute, these medical expenses […]

construction worker gear

Construction Site Safety Tips Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations a person can have in the United States, but even though strict regulations have been enacted to protect workers, they are not always followed. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every 10 people with construction jobs will […]

last will and testament

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will in CA? Thorough estate planning is essential for ensuring your property is distributed according to your wishes and avoiding unnecessary taxes and delays in distribution. Nevertheless, many people put off estate planning until it is too late. While your family members still typically receive your property even […]

car accident

Personal Injury Victims Of Automobile Accidents It is estimated that 2.31 million people in America were injured in a car accident in 2013. Facial injuries, back injuries and head injuries are among the most common vehicle accident injuries. Some people also experience severe emotional distress after being involved in an accident. If you are injured […]

estate planning article

This article was originally published in the October/November 2015 issue of Kern Business Journal. Almost every day, it seems as if someone is trying to sell me on some hot, new technological device. Over here, I have someone selling the latest and greatest smartphone on the market. What’s so great about it? Well, for starters, it has […]

Pedestrians Crossing

Bakersfield Pedestrian Struck by Two Vehicles, Hospitalized A Bakersfield man landed in the hospital after being struck by two vehicles on October 17, 2014. According to police, the 31-year-old man was crossing Gosford Road when he was struck by a Dodge pickup and thrown into the path of a Ford pickup that also struck him. He was […]

In a move that was too little, too late, General Motors (GM) has recalled millions of cars with potentially life-threatening mechanical defects. In February, GM recalled more than a million cars for a defective ignition switch it had known about for years. Concerns about the switch include: In 2006, GM distributed a technical service bulletin noting […]

Crashed Truck

When a small vehicle becomes involved in a crash with a massive commercial tractor-trailer truck weighing as much as 80,000 pounds loaded, serious injuries are almost guaranteed. These injuries, combined with the complex legal issues of identifying and proving liability, result in extensive challenges for victims seeking the compensation they need to effectively deal with […]