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February 13, 2024 | News & Media

Vehicles’ Weight Puts National Guardrail System at Risk: Crash Test Research Reveals Alarming Results

Recent crash tests have raised concerns about the ability of the United States’ guardrail system to withstand impacts from heavy vehicles, especially growing-in-popularity electric vehicles. Concerns were raised about the …

February 7, 2024 | News & Media, Tips & Information

California Senate Introduces Bill Requiring Speed-Limiting Devices in Vehicles To Decrease Crashes (Chain | Cohn | Clark In The News)

The California Legislature has introduced a bill aimed at enhancing road safety that would require vehicles to be equipped with an intelligent speed limiting system. If signed into law, elected …

January 31, 2024 | News & Media

Latest Statistics Reveal Increase In On-the-Job Injuries, Deaths

For the sixth time in 7 years, workplace deaths in the United States have surpassed 5,000 deaths, according to the latest available statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, …

January 24, 2024 | News & Media

Chain | Cohn | Clark Attorney Featured in 2024 Southern California ‘Super Lawyers Magazine’

Editor’s Note: Chain | Cohn | Clark partner and workers’ compensation attorney Beatriz Trejo was recently featured in the 2024 issue of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. Trejo was highlighted …

January 17, 2024 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Skinny Streets: New Study Finds Narrower Lanes Improve Traffic Safety

A new national study has revealed that narrower lanes on roads do not increase the risk of accidents and, in fact, can reduce traffic crashes in certain cases. The new …

January 9, 2024 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Unveiling The Truth: Workers’ Compensation Fraud Myths and Realities

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Chain | Cohn | Clark “of counsel” attorney James Yoro.  === In the realm of workers’ compensation, there is this prevailing narrative …

December 26, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

New California Traffic Safety Laws For 2024: Speed Cameras, Cruising, Crosswalks, Bike Signals, More

Each year California’s governor signs hundreds of bills into law, and this year several new laws focus on roadway and traffic safety. Here are several significant laws regarding driving and …

December 19, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Holiday Travel Survival Guide: How to Safely Reach Your Destination During Busy Travel Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, family gatherings, and festive celebrations, but it’s also one of the busiest times for travel. An estimated 104 million people are expected …

December 12, 2023 | At the Firm, News & Media

Family of ‘Bakersfield Christmas Parade’ DUI Crash Victim Speak About ‘Hero’ Father, Grandfather (Chain | Cohn | Clark Lawsuit)

Editor’s Note: The following was part of a news release sent to local media outlets regarding a press conference with the family of victims of the alleged DUI crash during …

December 5, 2023 | At the Firm, Tips & Information

Holiday Cheers For Driving Safety: MADD, Local Partners Urge Sober Driving During Dangerous Holiday Season (‘Illuminate’ Campaign)

The holiday season brings festivities and cheer, but it also a troubling number of impaired driving incidents. More than 21 million instances of drunk driving on U.S. roadways are expected …

November 28, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Officials Consider Banning Right Turns on Red Lights To Decrease Accidents Involving Pedestrians, Bicyclists

An average of 20 pedestrians are killed every day in the United States, the highest rate nationally in more than 40 years, according to the latest national statistics. Banning right …

November 14, 2023 | At the Firm, Awards & Recognition

Chain | Cohn | Clark Selected For 2024 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings List, The Sole Kern County Firm Chosen

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been selected for inclusion in the 2024 “Best Law Firms” rankings list by Best Lawyers in America program, the only law firm in Bakersfield …

November 9, 2023 | At the Firm, Awards & Recognition

MADD Southern California Honors Law Firm Marketing Director With ‘Honorary Volunteer Award’

Chain | Cohn | Clark’s marketing director has been honored with the “Honorary Volunteer Award” by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southern California Region. Jorge Barrientos received the award during …

November 1, 2023 | Tips & Information

Wake Up! The Hidden Dangers of Drowsy Driving And Strategies To Prevent Crashes From Dozing Off

After approximately 24 hours of being awake, the effects on reaction time, vigilance, multi-tasking, and hand-eye coordination are comparable to having a blood alcohol content of 0.10%, according to a …

October 18, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

New Vehicles Are Safer, But Roadway Deaths Are Increasing. Learn Why, And What Safety Experts Say We Can Do To Help.

New vehicles today are safer than any other point in history thanks to national car safety standards. So how is it that roadway fatalities are increasing? Car-related fatalities have been …

October 11, 2023 | Tips & Information

How Parents Can Help Prevent Vehicle Crashes, The Leading Cause of Death For Teenagers

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens aged 15 to 18 in the United States, with more than 2,600 dying per year. Of those, nearly 1,000 fatalities involve …

October 4, 2023 | Tips & Information

‘Tis the Season for Car Accidents: How to Stay Safe On The Road During The Fall

’Tis the season … for car accidents, that is. Fall season is the most perilous season for car crashes, with 72% of U.S. drivers — or roughly 170 million drivers …

September 27, 2023 | Community Service, News & Media

10th Bakersfield Walk Like MADD – Presented By Chain | Cohn | Clark – Brings Together Hundreds, Raises Nearly $60K To Fight Impaired Driving in Kern County

More than 500 DUI crash victims, family members and friends, law enforcement officers and first responders, community leaders, and supporters came together Sept. 23 at the Park at River Walk …

September 20, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

New California Bills Introduce Speed Cameras, Restrict Self-Driving Trucks, Make Bike-Friendly Code Changes

California is poised to introduce speed cameras on its roadways for the first time while simultaneously taking steps to restrict the operation of self-driving trucks without human drivers, and bike-friendly …

September 13, 2023 | News & Media

Bakersfield Council Approves $8 Million In Roadway Projects To ‘Stop The Killing On Our Streets’

The Bakersfield City Council has approved “traffic calming” projects totaling nearly $8 million designed to make streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Bakersfield Councilman Bob Smith, during a council …

September 1, 2023 | Tips & Information

Elder Abuse Statistics: A Growing Problem Among a Growing Population

Elder abuse is the deliberate act of harming an elderly person. Elder abuse includes: Physical abuse like hitting, restraining, or confining an elderly person, or elder sexual assault Emotional abuse …

August 29, 2023 | Tips & Information

The Significance of Brake Safety & Key Steps For Protecting Yourself On The Road

Brake safety is an essential component of driving that often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. August, recognized as Brake Safety Awareness Month, provides an excellent opportunity to understand the …

August 23, 2023 | At the Firm, Video

Veteran Investigator Joins Chain | Cohn | Clark As New Personal Injury Attorney (Juan Garza)

Juan Garza, a veteran licensed private investigator, has joined Chain | Cohn | Clark as an associate attorney focusing on accident and injury cases. Before joining Chain | Cohn | …

August 15, 2023 | At the Firm, Community Service, News & Media

MADD Kern County to host 10th Anniversary ‘Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash’, presented by Chain | Cohn | Clark

Since 2014, the Bakersfield “Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash” has provided Kern County residents the opportunty to come together to fight impaired driving in our community. In the process, …

August 11, 2023 | Tips & Information

Caring for the Aging: Shopping for Nursing Homes in Bakersfield

When most people hit retirement age, they’re thinking about things like leaving the daily grind of their career behind them, spending time with grandchildren, and traveling. Finding and affording a …

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