Written on Jun, 13, 2017 by in

Social media is a major part of how people stay connected for their business, friends and family. Access to social media can have some detrimental effects to a person’s family law case, or any other case for that matter. In this video, I interview family law attorney Jeremy Swanson of Swanson and O’Dell to explore the topic of the dangers …

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Written on Jul, 01, 2016 by in

If you have ever been rear-ended in traffic or suffered some other car collision because someone else wasn’t paying attention, you know that a lack of property damage does not necessarily mean that there will be no bodily injury.  Unfortunately, most insurance companies beg to differ, and will try to minimize your injuries and pain in order to justify a …

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Written on Jun, 30, 2016 by in

Consulting an attorney after being wrongfully injured by another person can often raise many questions: How much is my case worth?  Why does the attorney need all these documents?  Should I settle with the insurance company or go to trial?  This last question in particular is important because it has the potential to greatly change the amount of damages you …

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Written on Jun, 30, 2016 by in , , ,

If you haven’t already been in a car accident before, it is more likely than not you will at some time in life. No matter how careful and defensive of a driver you are, it just takes one distracted, drunk or reckless driver to change your life permanently. Our firm is interested in the safety of the people in our …

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Written on Jun, 30, 2016 by in ,
Auto Insurance Claim

Many people think that their insurance company has their own best interests in mind.  Everyone has seen the commercials where the companies market themselves as “good neighbors” and promise you that your claim will be in “good hands” in the event that you ever need the services that you pay for, but insurance companies never live up to these lofty …

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Written on May, 14, 2016 by in ,
Auto Accident

If you are involved in an auto accident in Bakersfield, there are some things that are critical before contacting the Bakersfield Auto Accident Attorneys at Faulkner Law Offices: Stay Calm. Be sure to keep a cool head and check to see if you or any other people involved are injured. Call the Police. It is best to wait until the …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2016 by in ,

Small Claims court in Kern County is an easy, fast solution for people who have experienced an injustice and want to have it righted in a fair and equitable manner.  Small claims cases are limited as to how much you can sue for. In California you can file for up to $10,000 for a personal claim in 2015. Businesses and …

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Written on Apr, 17, 2015 by in ,

When someone goes to a doctor, the doctor often asks about pain and levels of pain, but they rarely ask a patient about suffering. The doctor understands that when people are in pain that they also suffer, but the primary concern of a medical provider is to deal with pain as a symptom of a traumatic injury or malfunction. Doctors …

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Written on Mar, 26, 2015 by in

The PBS Newshour recently produced a really good story about the dangers of distracted driving. In an effort to help educate our Bakersfield community about how to avoid distracted driving, we would like to provide the following information. Distracted driving causes a large portion of automobile collisions.  A study by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech …

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Written on Mar, 25, 2015 by in , ,

Parents Think They’ve Got It Right, But … Most Car Seats Are Not Properly Installed Car seats are designed to save young lives. Unfortunately, most parents think they are installing the seats correctly, when inspections show seven in 10 are installed wrong! The consequences can be deadly given that motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of kids in …

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Written on Mar, 25, 2015 by in ,

Injuries Spike During Summer Swim lessons for kids can drastically reduce the risk of drowning. Summertime fun shouldn’t be derailed by a trip to the hospital. But unfortunately, more than 3 million kids in America under 14 will be rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries this summer, and 2,000 will die. Here are some steps you can take …

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Written on Mar, 25, 2015 by in

Visibility, Location and Preparation Keys to a Safe Ride Wearing bright colors while biking makes you more visible to drivers. Biking is big in America. According to the League of American Bicyclists, there are more than 57 million cyclists out there at any given time rolling across our nation’s roads and trails. Transportation studies also show that bike trips tripled …

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Written on Mar, 18, 2015 by in

Auto Insurance Coverage: Why Are Medical Insurance coverage, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Essential? In California it is the law that all motorists must have a minimum amount of liability insurance.  But is that minimum coverage going to be enough to protect you? The minimum amount of liability coverage that California law requires is $15,000 per injured person but a maximum …

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