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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hit and Run Accidents
Kauffman Team | 13 Feb 2020
A hit and run accident in San Francisco’s Mission district left 2 critically injured this past Wednesday. The driver, who initially fled the scene, eventually returned showing signs of “alcohol or drug impairment,” according to officers. In...
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PG&E Blackouts, Generators & Fire Risk
Kauffman Team | 20 Dec 2019
When PG&E announced its public safety power shutoff during California’s October 2019 wildfires, the demand for backup generators skyrocketed. But with widespread generator use comes a whole other host of risks, including injuries due to fire, ...
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Older Drivers
Kauffman Team | 12 Dec 2019
As the life expectancy steadily grows in the United States, so does the number of older drivers on the road. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 28 million licensed drivers 70 years or older in 2017, about 8% of the populatio...
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Are you a Lyft or Uber driver in California?
Kauffman Team | 22 Nov 2019
Did you know that your personal auto insurance provider may drop you from their coverage if they find out that you’re a rideshare driver? This is one of the ugly hidden facts behind rideshare companies, and one of the reasons that you’ll want to ...
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Marin County reports high number of bicycle accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
With its steep hills, winding roads, and stunning views, its no small wonder that Marin County is one of the best biking destinations in the state. But for cyclists and pedestrians alike, it’s also one of the most dangerous. In 2018, the Marin IJ...
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