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February 28, 2023 | Tips & Information

Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA)

In medical malpractice lawsuits—and other types of personal injury cases—there are two broad categories of compensatory damages a plaintiff can pursue: economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages compensate victims of …

February 27, 2023 | Tips & Information

Study: Vehicles Crash Into Storefronts More Than 100 Times Per Day In The U.S., Leading To Injuries And Deaths (Here’s How To Prevent Them)

Vehicles crash into buildings with surprising frequency in the United States: more than 100 times each day, with nearly half of those causing injuries. That’s according to research by the …

February 22, 2023 | Tips & Information

Anoxic vs. Hypoxic Brain Injuries

The human brain weighs about three pounds but uses 20% of the body’s oxygen supply. Oxygen is delivered to the brain by the circulation of blood. Consequently, any reduction in …

February 16, 2023 | Tips & Information

Study Finds Half A Million Roadway Deaths Could Be Prevented Worldwide With Global Focus On Safety

A recent study has found that focusing on road safety could potentially save more than 500,000 lives per year worldwide. The annual global toll of road traffic injuries is a …

February 15, 2023 | Tips & Information

What Are Traumatic Brain Injury Examples?

An Overview of a Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of injuries, from mild concussions to irreversible brain damage. Simply …

February 8, 2023 | Tips & Information

How Can I Choose a Good Civil Court Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, it’s a good idea to find a good civil court lawyer. But just because someone went to law school and passed …

February 7, 2023 | Cases, News & Media, Video

‘The Killing County’: New series highlights local police-involved deaths, including a Chain | Cohn | Clark case (David Silva)

A new ABC News Studios-Hulu docuseries called “The Killing County” highlights several cases of police-involved deaths in Kern County, including a Chain | Cohn | Clark wrongful death lawsuit. The …

February 1, 2023 | Tips & Information

What Happens If You Have Been in a Car Crash Without a Seat Belt?

Maybe you were in a rush, only traveling a short distance, or preoccupied with work, a conversation, or your kids. You drove or rode in a car without your seat …

February 1, 2023 | Tips & Information

Why Are U.S. Roadways Getting More Dangerous, While Other Countries Are Getting Safer?

While other developed countries are getting safer overall for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, roadways in the United States are getting more dangerous. Why is that, and what can we do …

January 25, 2023 | Cases, News & Media, Video

Chain | Cohn | Clark Case: Bakersfield Police Crash Kills One, Injures Three

One person died, three people were injured — including two Bakersfield police officers — following a crash during a pursuit southeast of Bakersfield and north of Lamont. The crash involving …

January 11, 2023 | Tips & Information

Car Accident Compensation in California

Motor vehicle accidents are startling and messy—leaving behind broken glass, crumpled metal, injuries, and, sometimes, a void from the loss of a loved one. If you were in an accident …

January 11, 2023 | Tips & Information

Types of Car Accidents

In 2021, Kern County ranked tenth among California counties for car accident injuries with 3,767 and sixth for car crash fatalities with 209—despite being the 11th-largest county in the state. …

January 11, 2023 | Cases, News & Media

Lawsuit Filed Against Greenfield Union School District In DUI Crash That Killed Siblings In South Bakersfield

The attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark have filed lawsuits on behalf of the parents of siblings who died a year ago in an alleged DUI crash in south …

January 3, 2023

New Laws In The New Year Address Jaywalking, Passing Bicyclists, Workplace Safety

New laws for jaywalking, workplace safety, bicycle safety, sideshows, and other roadway safety rules kicked in for California in the New Year. Below are numerous new laws that go into …

December 28, 2022 | Tips & Information

Scarring and Disfigurement in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law in California is designed to help the victim walk away from the accident as though it never happened. Benefits paid by the liable party can fill in …

December 21, 2022 | Tips & Information

Loss of Income After an Injury in California

Personal injury accidents can happen anywhere at any time. While there are certain precautions you can take to protect yourself, there are some events you cannot prevent.  If you are …

December 21, 2022

Study: More Than Half of Seriously Injured, Fatal Crash Victims Have Drugs Or Alcohol In Bloodstreams

More than half the people injured or killed in traffic crashes in the United States have one or more drugs, or alcohol, in their bloodstream, according to a new federal …

December 16, 2022 | Tips & Information

Side-Impact Collisions

Different types of car accidents often result in different levels of compensation. Although the actual settlement is based more on severity of injury, property damage, and other compensatory damages, certain …

December 14, 2022

California Ranks No. 3 For Having The Most ‘Irresponsible’ Drivers In The United States

California has the third most “irresponsible” drivers out of all states in our nation, according to an analysis by SmartAsset of uninsured motorists, DUIs, fatal crashes, and traffic citation-related searches …

December 9, 2022 | Tips & Information

Whiplash Injury Compensation in California

One of the most widely known car accident injuries is “whiplash.” You’ve probably heard that term many times throughout your life pertaining to vehicle accidents, traumatic experiences, or roller coasters—so …

December 8, 2022 | Tips & Information

Senior Citizens The Safest Drivers, But More Likely To Be Injured Or Killed In An Auto Accident (How To Address Older Driver Safety)

Senior citizen drivers are among the safest drivers on our roadways; however, seniors are also more likely to be injured or killed in a crash due to age-related fragility. It’s …

December 1, 2022 | Tips & Information

Drunk Driving Accidents in California

Driving under the influence leads to some of the most frustrating and preventable accidents that occur throughout the U.S. Even with the criminal consequences of drunk driving, some residents still …

November 30, 2022 | At the Firm, Awards & Recognition, Community Service, News & Media

Chain | Cohn | Clark Attorney Honored As ‘Hero’ For Community Work In Kern County

Chain | Cohn | Clark partner and workers’ compensation lawyer Beatriz Trejo has been honored as a “hero” by a local media group for her contributions to our community. The …

November 16, 2022 | Tips & Information

Thanksgiving Travel 2022: ‘Plan Ahead and Pack Your Patience’ (Plus Best and Worst Times to Hit The Road)

The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to plan properly for holiday travel in the name of safety, and sanity. AAA predicts that 54.6 million people will travel …

November 9, 2022 | At the Firm, Awards & Recognition

Chain | Cohn | Clark makes 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report, the only law firm in Kern County …

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