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August 10, 2022 | Tips & Information

Drought Could Lead To ‘Superblooms’ Of Valley Fever. What You Can Do Protect Yourself From The Disease.

Add another consequence to California’s ongoing drought: more dust that could contain the fungus that causes Valley Fever. Researchers say the worsening drought is creating more of the dangerous dust. …

August 4, 2022 | Tips & Information

Hot Summer Days Associated With Increase In Workplace Injuries And Accidents, Study Shows

You are more likely to be injured at work during 90- and 100-degree days. That’s bad news for Kern County workers, whose hot summer days seem never-ending. A UCLA study …

July 27, 2022

California Helmet Laws

Different vehicles travel California roadways, some of which offer less protection than others. Large semi-trucks can be hard to operate but provide ample security for the drivers. Cars give less …

July 27, 2022 | Tips & Information

Bakersfield drivers ranked worst in U.S. due to accident rates, DUIs, speeding citations

People in every city always seem to think they have the worst drivers on their roadways, but Bakersfield can lay claim to being No. 1 on the list now, according …

July 22, 2022

California Lane Splitting

Different states have different rules for motorcycle drivers. Riding a motorcycle comes with various responsibilities beyond driving a typical passenger vehicle. You assume the additional risk for yourself because you …

July 22, 2022

California Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury

Accidents can occur anywhere, anytime. Although there are some circumstances where you might be more likely to get injured, you should always be on the lookout for hazards. Some citizens …

July 18, 2022

Guide to California Workers’ Compensation

The State of California protects its workers through several laws and regulations. Suppose an individual is injured at work or due to work-related activity. In that case, they might be …

July 18, 2022

Compensation for Personal Injury Victims in California

If you are the victim of a personal injury in California, you may be able to seek compensation from the person responsible. If another person or entity was responsible for …

July 13, 2022 | At the Firm, Cases, News & Media, Video

Man Injured In Bakersfield Apartment Explosion Shares Story, Represented By Chain Cohn Clark

With his leg broken after being thrown to the ceiling from an explosion at Park 20th Apartments, Zackhary Williams crawled his way to the 2nd floor apartment balcony, threw himself …

July 8, 2022

7 Common Car Accident Injuries in California

With more than 39 million residents, California is the most populous state in the country. The state’s roads are clogged with nearly as many registered vehicles—more than 36 million! With …

July 8, 2022

Common Causes of Car Accidents in CA

There are an infinite number of reasons a car accident might occur. Crashing a vehicle is a potential risk we sign up for every time we put our foot on …

July 6, 2022 | Tips & Information

California Bill Would Increase Auto Insurance Minimum Established 55 Years Ago, Better Protect Accident Victims

According to a 1967 consumer income report, the average cost of a house was $14,250, a car was under $3,000, and the price per gallon of gas was 33 cents. …

June 29, 2022 | At the Firm, Awards & Recognition

MADD Awards Officers, Prosecutors, Community Members For Work Against Kern County DUI Crimes

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, California, recognized and honored Kern County and Fresno law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other community members on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Bakersfield Marriott for their …

June 27, 2022

Proximate Cause vs. Actual Cause of an Injury

If you are injured in California because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. You can file a personal injury claim to hold the liable party …

June 23, 2022

Can You Sue Someone for Hitting You in California?

Sometimes the best way to get somebody back for hitting you isn’t by hitting them harder, it’s by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Especially if you sustain injuries that require …

June 22, 2022 | At the Firm

Veteran Bakersfield Trial Lawyer Joins Chain | Cohn | Clark

Editor’s Note: The following press release regarding attorney Chris Hagan’s joining at Chain | Cohn | Clark was sent out to Kern County media. Below are media mentions of the …

June 16, 2022

California License Suspension

Each state has its own strategies for keeping the roads safe. Some reward safe drivers, some punish unsafe drivers, and some do both.  California relies on strict car safety laws …

June 13, 2022

What Is Vehophobia?

Due to the frequency of driving in everyday life, if you yourself have not been in a car accident, you almost certainly know somebody who has. Whether they are with …

June 9, 2022 | Tips & Information

California Car Accident Statistics

Traffic accidents are the number one cause of unintentional deaths for California residents. If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to a …

June 8, 2022 | At the Firm, News & Media, Tips & Information

Elder Abuse Awareness: 1 In 10 Older Adults Fall Victim To Abuse, Neglect. Here’s How to Help Prevent More Victims.

One in 10. That’s how many older adults are likely to become a victim of elder abuse. That could be your parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, neighbor or other loved …

June 6, 2022

What Happens if a Minor Crashes a Car?

Teenage drivers, specifically ages 16-19, have a higher risk of motor vehicle crashes than any other age group. According to CDC’s transportation safety statistics, almost 2,400 teens between 13-19 years …

June 1, 2022 | News & Media

Traffic Deaths Soar To Record Highs (Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle Fatalities Spike As Well)

More people died on our country’s roadways last year than any year since 2005, according to recently released federal crash statistics. The number of people killed on U.S. roads last …

June 1, 2022 | Tips & Information

How to File a Slip and Fall Claim in California

A slip and fall accident is one of the simplest personal injuries to understand. They are quite common because they arise whenever a dangerous condition causes someone to trip or …

May 27, 2022

Chain | Cohn | Clark on How to Make a Claim for Injury Compensation

Filing a Personal Injury Claim If you are considering filing a lawsuit, the first thing you must determine is if you have the right to take action against the person …

May 24, 2022 | At the Firm, News & Media

Community Voices: Hope for those hurt by nursing-home neglect

Editor’s Note: The following article was printed in the May 20, 2022, issue of The Bakersfield Californian. You can read the newspaper version or read it online at The Bakersfield Californian’s …

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