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March 2017 Archives

Assigning liability for truck accidents

Any time that you pull next to a semi-truck or tractor-trailer while driving in and around Kern County, you may immediately begin to feel a sense of nervousness due to the massive size of such vehicles. That nervousness may even lead to fear at the prospect of colliding with one of these massive trucks. Many of those that we here at McKnight, McKnight, McKnight and McKnight Attorneys at Law have worked with will tell you that your fears are justified. Injuries and damage resulting from truck accidents can be severe. If you happen to be involved in one, your first question may be regarding who is liable, the trucker or the company he or she works for.

Girl shot to death near Los Angeles motel

California residents know that they should be able to count on the law and law enforcement to help them stay safe. They should also be able to count on businesses to properly monitor their employees and the people who enter their premises in order to ensure other people are kept safe. When this does not happen, innocent people may be at risk of injury or even death. 

Understanding loss of consortium

Most in Kern County may assume that when a person files a wrongful death lawsuit, he or she may be seeking to recover only the amount that the decedent provided in financial support. However, the emotional void that one experiences following the unexpected death of a loved one is often greater than the financial burden that he or she may now be asked to bear. In such cases, the law does allow one to attempt to seek compensation for his or her emotional losses.

Klohe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's divorce now final

It's hard to a imagine a marriage that has received more public attention than that of Khloe Kardashian and former professional basketball player Lamar Odom. Their relationship has had many ups and downs over the years, which the media have ceaselessly reported on. In fact, Ms. Kardashian had actually filed for divorce in 2013, only to change her mind when Mr. Odom suffered a drug overdose.

Examining the risks posed by eating and drinking while driving

Many in Kern County may already recognize the problem that distracted drivers pose on the area’s highways and roads. One might reasonably argue that such drivers are an even greater risk than those who are intoxicated, as more people may be willing to engage in distracting behavior. Indeed, information shared by Distraction.gov shows that in 2014 alone, 431,000 people were injured by distracted drivers. Most associate distracted driving with cell phone use, yet there are other activities that countless people continue to engage in that may be just as distracting. Among these are eating and drinking.