More People Die On Rural Roads Than City Streets. How To Make Kern County’s Rural Roads Safer For All Travelers

January 19, 2022 | 5:00 am


The year 2021 was one of the deadliest years on Kern County’s rural highways, according to California Highway Patrol. In June 2021, for example, western Kern County saw eight fatal accidents on rural roads when CHP officers normally see 12 to 15 per year. This scary trend is not necessarily a local one: Nearly half ...
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Column: Don’t Make ‘The Worst Legal Mistake Of Your Life’. Why It’s Important To Hire A Local Lawyer

January 11, 2022 | 2:46 pm


When a reader suggested for syndicated columnist and lawyer Dennis Beaver to write an article about why it’s a good idea to hire a local lawyer — as opposed to those salesy TV lawyers — Beaver reached out to Chain | Cohn | Stiles managing partner David K. Cohn to explain the importance. Below is ...
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What Not To Do In 2022: Traffic Safety Changes On California’s Roadways In The New Year

December 29, 2021 | 11:02 am


Watch what you do in 2022 … on our roadways, that is. For the New Year, several new laws will affect roadway safety, including new penalties for street racing “sideshows”, changes in speed limit rules, license points for distracted drivers, rules for riding an equestrian animal on paved roads, and the extension of cocktails to ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles Provides Insight On Impaired Driving Crimes In Kern County Following Tragic Fatal DUI Crash

December 15, 2021 | 6:00 am


A walk home after school turned into tragedy when an impaired driver took the lives of a 19-year-old and 10-year-old brother and sister. Lisa Core was arrested on second-degree murder charges when she jumped the curb while allegedly under the influence and ran over the siblings on the sidewalk. She had been arrested several times ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles Responds To Most Recent Arrest Of Former McFarland Coach As Sexual Misconduct Civil Case Continues

December 8, 2021 | 11:13 am


Editor’s Note: A former McFarland High basketball coach was sentenced to state prison after he promised a 15-year-old boy a spot on the varsity team in exchange for sexual favors. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is representing the victim in his sexual misconduct civil case. The former coach, Fernando Pruneda, was recently arrested again for ...
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Holiday Travel Expected To Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels. Here’s How To Get To Your Destination Safely.

December 1, 2021 | 5:00 am


Holiday travel is back in full force. Travel experts are predicting more people will travel for the holidays this year than before pre-pandemic levels, as people feel more comfortable and more confident in traveling again. In fact, AAA predicts a 18% jump nationally compared to last year, and air travel will rise 80% to a ...
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What Benefits Are Available for Injured Or Sick Workers?

November 17, 2021 | 6:00 am


California adopted workers’ compensation laws to help and protect workers if they become ill or injured as a direct result of their jobs. But many people don’t realize the different benefits available to them today. Chain | Cohn | Stiles work injury lawyer Beatriz Trejo highlights in a new video the five basic benefits available ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles included in 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings

November 10, 2021 | 5:00 am


Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report. Law firms included in “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Achieving a ranking “signals a ...
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Kern County court orders senior care service provider to pay $2 million in local elder neglect, wrongful death case

November 3, 2021 | 6:00 am


A Kern County judge has ordered a defendant in a local elder abuse and neglect civil case to pay more than $2 million in connection with the death of an 80-year-old man, longtime teacher, U.S. Army veteran, and husband of 57 years. Chain | Cohn | Stiles obtained this judgment on behalf of the widow ...
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Local Police Departments Receive Hundreds of Thousands in Grants to Improve Traffic Safety

October 27, 2021 | 6:00 am


Local police departments have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to improve traffic safety in Bakersfield and Kern County. The Bakersfield Police Department received two grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety totaling $433,000 — the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant for $400,000, and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program grant for ...
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