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August 9, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Health Experts: Increased Risk For Valley Fever Looms In Kern County, Southwest United States (Steps To Reduce Threat)

Health officials are cautioning residents across California, especially in Kern County, as a potential increased risk for Valley Fever looms. Thousands of people across the southwestern United States are at …

August 8, 2023 | Tips & Information

Why Choose a Local Law Firm Over an L.A. or National Firm?

We’ll admit it: Los Angeles has some things over Bakersfield and Kern County. We don’t have Hollywood, beaches, the Lakers, or the Dodgers. And sometimes a big-city business is the …

August 8, 2023 | Tips & Information

Peace of Mind for the Golden Years: Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

Although life expectancy in the U.S. declined in 2020 and 2021—a drop largely fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic—the Social Security Administration (SSA) still reports that U.S. residents hitting retirement age …

August 2, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Employee’s Heat Exhaustion At Local Store Raises Concerns Over Worker Safety and Employer Responsibility (Attorney Beatriz Trejo On KGET-17 News)

A woman suffered heat exhaustion after working at a 99 Cents Only Store in Bakersfield that had been without air conditioning for nearly four months, KGET-17 news reported, calling into …

July 26, 2023 | Tips & Information

List: The Deadliest New Cars On The Road, And The Least Deadly

New American muscle cars with high horsepower and a hot rod image rank among the deadliest vehicles on the road for their own drivers, and for people in other vehicles, …

July 20, 2023 | Tips & Information

California Comparative Negligence: Assigning Fault in Personal Injury Cases

It’s normal to feel bothered when you witness something unfair. Even from a very young age, most human beings develop a sense of fair play. We divide the cookies evenly …

July 18, 2023 | Tips & Information

Injury Prevention in the Workplace: Staying Safe Is Better for Everyone

California law (Section 3700 of the California Labor Code) requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance pays financial benefits to employees injured at work or with …

July 12, 2023 | At the Firm, Tips & Information

If You’re Local And You’ve Been Injured, Hire A Local Injury Lawyer (Plus: Local Lawyer Toolkit)

L.A. law firms claim they can help you but can actually make your case and your life much worse. That’s our message to Kern County that you may have seen …

July 11, 2023 | Tips & Information

Understanding California’s Car Accident Insurance Claims Process

The screech of tires skidding across asphalt, the crunch of a collision, a rush of adrenaline, checking to see if everyone is okay: Car accidents are undoubtedly traumatic enough all …

July 6, 2023 | Tips & Information

Car Accident Prevention: Staying Safe on California Roads

It doesn’t matter what type of car accident you’re in—any collision between motor vehicles can cause property damage, injuries, and fatalities. Even if there aren’t any injuries involved, the shock …

July 5, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

New Study: Slower Speeds On Major Roads Could Help Reduce Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Pedestrian deaths in the United States have been rising in recent years, and a new study suggests that slower speeds on major arterial roads could help reduce these deaths. The …

June 28, 2023 | Awards & Recognition, Community Service, News & Media

MADD Kern County Recognizes Law Enforcement, Community Efforts In Combating Impaired Driving

Impaired driving continues to be a leading cause of death and injuries in the United States, but law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and community members fight every day toward making our …

June 21, 2023 | Tips & Information

New Auto Braking System Rules Expected To Save Lives, Reduce Crashes And Injuries

A federal transportation agency is proposing a new rule that would require all vehicles to have automatic emergency braking systems in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities. Automatic Emergency Braking …

June 7, 2023 | Tips & Information

Sink Your Teeth Into Pet Safety Education For ‘Dog Bite Awareness Week’, Your Mail Carrier Will Thank You

The U.S. Postal Service has a message for us all: Get your paws on dog safety knowledge and sink your teeth into prevention for everyone’s protection. For National Dog Bite …

May 31, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Bakersfield Home Invasion Case: Homeowner Liability, Self-Defense, And The ‘Castle Doctrine’

If someone broke into your home while you and your family were inside, could you legally defend yourself? That’s what happened at a northeast Bakersfield home when a man was …

May 17, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Study Finds Small Cars Fail to Protect Rear Passengers in Head-On Crashes, Raising Safety Concerns

Rear passengers in small cars beware! You may not be protected in the back seat in the event of a head on crash. A new study by the Insurance Institute …

May 10, 2023 | At the Firm, News & Media, Video

Reckless, Alleged Impaired Driver Kills Woman, 66, In Head-On Crash in Southwest Bakersfield

Gayla Sue Price, 66, was simply returning home from buying groceries. Price had stopped in the center turn lane on Campus Drive to drive into her southwest Bakersfield neighborhood when …

May 3, 2023 | Awards & Recognition, News & Media

2023 ‘Best of Kern County’: Chain Cohn Clark Voted Into ‘Best Law Firm’, ‘Best Personal Injury Lawyer’ Categories

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been voted in the “Best Law Firm” category and “Best Personal Injury Lawyer” category in the 2023 Best of Kern County Readers’ Choice Poll …

April 27, 2023

California’s Deadliest Roads: Analysis Explores Roadways With The Most Fatalities, Including Kern County’s, And Common Factors Associated With Crashes

Out of nearly 4,500 roads in California making up 400,000 miles, a few stand out as the deadliest, including one roadway going through Kern County. A study looking at 10,370 …

April 18, 2023

‘Work With Us’: Driver Safety Key In Reducing Prevalent And Deadly Road Construction Zone Accidents

When driving through roadway construction zones, let’s work hand in hand with the people on the ground in the name of safety. That’s because nationally, 857 people including 117 workers …

April 12, 2023 | Tips & Information

How to Report Elderly Abuse in California

Sadly, elder abuse—deliberately or negligently causing harm to an elderly person—is a common occurrence. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one in 10 adults aged 65 and over is …

April 11, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Distracted Driving Roadway Fatalities Hit Record Highs, And The Problem Is Likely Worse That Current Numbers Show

Nearly 46,000 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in one year, the latest federal statistics show, showing a dramatic increase in roadway deaths, including crashes involving at least one distracted …

March 22, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Bakersfield Ranks 39th Highest Rate In Nation For Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Analysis Shows

Bakersfield has the 39th highest rate of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data by Stacker. Across the United …

March 15, 2023 | Tips & Information, Video

Chain | Cohn | Clark’s ‘Legal Minute’ Videos Provide Latest Tips in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation Law

Chain | Cohn | Clark has developed a series of informational :60-second videos, featured during local TV news station KGET-17 (NBC). You can watch the video related to the following …

March 8, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

‘Traffic Calming’ In Bakersfield? What It Means, And How It Can Make Our Local Street Safer

It’s time to “calm” the streets of Bakersfield. The City of Bakersfield has approved a “traffic calming” program that implements a standardized toolbox aimed to make roadways safer for drivers, …

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