Expressing our gratitude to our clients
Kauffman Team | 23 Mar 2023
We, at Kauffman & Associates, want to take a moment to thank all of our valued customers who leave raving testimonials about our team and services. Your kind words warm our hearts and are very much appreciated. It reiterates that what we do matt...
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Firing your California personal injury attorney
Kauffman Team | 07 Jul 2022
Whenever you are working to settle your personal injury case - whether it be car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, wrongful death, or other accident related injury - the hope is that you will find the right lawyer to support you. Unfortunately, you...
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How long does it take to settle a personal injury in California?
Kauffman Team | 06 Jul 2022
When you are involved in an accident that leads to injury, you will likely want to know how long it will take to settle your case, and to resolve it as quickly as possible. There are several factors to keep in mind during this process that can impac...
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Summertime Accidents and Injuries
Kauffman Team | 03 Jun 2021
As the weather warms up and more and more Californians are vaccinated, people are venturing out to participate in their favorite summer activities. It is exciting to enjoy the sunshine and activities that are not always available during the winter; ...
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Self Driving Car Crashes
Kauffman Team | 12 Apr 2021
Technological advances are usually exciting and make our society safer and more efficient. Milestones in self driving vehicle technology have made the news many times in recent years. However, new technology such as this comes with unexpected costs ...
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Dog Bite Mistakes
Kauffman Team | 05 Apr 2021
Dog bites are unfortunately quite common injuries: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur per year nationally. If you are injured as a result of a dog bite, follow these tips from Kauff...
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Kauffman Team | 19 Feb 2021
A dashboard camera, or dash cam, is a useful piece of technology that could potentially help strengthen a legal case if you are in an accident. A dash cam will record the road while you are driving and can capture footage should a collision occur. T...
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Bad Weather and Driving Conditions
Kauffman Team | 27 Jan 2021
As California prepares for large rainstorms, it is important to be aware of the additional driving hazards created by inclement weather. Motorists must be extra cautious when driving in rain: roads may be slick and flooded, visibility may be poor, a...
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Marijuana and Driving
Kauffman Team | 12 Jan 2021
Although the recreational use of marijuana is legal in the state of California, driving while under the influence of marijuana is not. It is a crime with possible penalties including fines, mandatory DUI school, a suspended or revoked driver’s lic...
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Bike Safety
Kauffman Team | 17 Dec 2020
While traveling by bicycle is a fun, effective, and environmentally friendly way to get around, there are dangers that come along with it. There are two main types of bicycle accidents: falls, which are most common, and those involving cars, which a...
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Driving while Sleep Deprived
Kauffman Team | 17 Sep 2020
Driving while sleep deprived is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, yet very few people are aware of the risks of getting behind the wheel while drowsy. Lack of sleep results in slower reaction times, poor judgement, and inattentiv...
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Electric Scooter Accidents
Kauffman Team | 22 Aug 2020
A lawsuit against electric scooter company Lime and manufacturer Segway was recently filed in San Francisco, following dozens of accidents that left riders with blunt force trauma to the head, broken bones, and a multitude of other injuries. The law...
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E-bike Accidents
Kauffman Team | 22 Aug 2020
By now, you’ve likely heard of - or seen - E-bikes in your neighborhood. E-bikes look identical to normal bicycles, and come equipped with a battery powered motor that activates when the rider begins to pedal. The power of these motors varies wide...
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Traumatic brain injuries
Kauffman Team | 14 Aug 2020
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating and long lasting injuries a person can suffer as a result of an accident. Commonly referred to as TBI’s, traumatic brain injuries are caused by blunt force trauma to the head - a common occur...
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How to choose the best insurance for you: A guide for choosing car insurance
Kauffman Team | 22 Jul 2020
Things to consider when insuring your car: Liability coverage: This covers you in the event that you cause injury or damage to another party. In California, the minimum insurance is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident. For a minimal addit...
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E-Bike Accidents Lawyer
Kauffman Team | 09 Jul 2020
Since the Covid-19 lock-downs, more and more citizens have flocked to outdoor public spaces - often on E-Bikes. E-Bikes are bicycles equipped with electric motors aimed to assist cyclists throughout their ride and reduce physical strain. In light of...
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Motorcycle Safety
Kauffman Team | 07 Jul 2020
Safety should be the top priority when operating any motor vehicle, especially a motorcycle. While the number of annual fatal motorcycle crashes is decreasing—it dropped almost 5% in 2018—the fact remains that motorcyclists involved in accidents...
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Speeding and Vehicular Accidents
Kauffman Team | 11 Jun 2020
Although citizens may be sheltering in place to avoid the risk of COVID-19, our streets and freeways are not safer: emptier roads have recently led to an increase in dangerous driving.  Although traffic volume in California has decreased by app...
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Dog Bite Injuries
Kauffman Team | 11 Jun 2020
While dogs have come to be known as “man’s best friend,” even the most well trained canines can be unpredictable and capable of attacking humans. The Centers for Disease Control reports an average of 4.5 million dog related injuries each year,...
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Insurance Premium Discounts
Kauffman Team | 17 Apr 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 and resulting statewide stay-at-home orders, people are working and driving less than ever before. Recent data released from California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System indicates a 43% drop i...
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COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives
Kauffman Team | 11 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives. What was unimaginable is now our new normal. Thanks to the foresight of local health directors in the seven Bay Area counties and California State Governor Newsom, we have been sheltering in...
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Who we are
Kauffman & Associates is a personal injury law firm focusing exclusively on personal injury, wrongful death and accident cases, seeking equitable financial compensation for seriously injured clients and their families. Our success over the past 30 years is the result of our knowledge of personal injury law, zealous advocacy, skilled negotiation, and expert litigation strategies.