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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins MADD to honor local officers, prosecutors fighting to end DUI crimes

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Kern County recognized and honored local law enforcement officers and prosecutors on Wednesday, June 14, for their valiant efforts in helping stop DUI crimes. Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles was proud to be a sponsor, supporter and organizer of the event. In ...
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Steps to take to identify and prevent heat-related illness at work

The following article written by Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyers James Yoro and Beatriz Trejo appeared in the Kern Business Journal.  ——— Summer is here, and with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees in Kern County, employers and employees must take precautions against the summer heat. Heat-related illnesses can cause serious injury and even death, with ...
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Two-wheeled transportation safety tips for bike, motorcycle month and beyond

May is National Bike Month as well as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, where we celebrate the benefits of riding on two wheels, while remembering the dangers of doing so and measures to help keep everyone as safe as possible. California is ranked No. 4 in the United States for percentage of commuters who bike to ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles wins ‘Kern Green Award’ for making positive environmental impact in Kern County

Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm has been awarded a 2017 Kern Green Award, which recognizes business, organizations and individuals going above and beyond to make a positive environmental impact in Kern County. The Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm won the award in the “Green Building Material and Design” category for the array ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo delivers keynote speech at CSU Bakersfield’s ‘Chicano Commencement Celebration’

Beatriz Trejo, Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers’ compensation attorney, was recently honored to deliver the keynote speech at the CSU Bakersfield “Chicano Commencement Celebration” held May 14 at the Icardo Center. Trejo earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State Bakersfield and her master’s degree in political science from Cal State Northridge. She returned to ...
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‘Law Day at the Mall’ provides free legal advice to people of Kern County

Once a year, lawyers throughout Kern County come together for one day to offer free legal advice to anyone who may have a legal question. It’s called “Law Day at the Mall,” and it took place on May 4 at Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield. “What we try to do is give the public the ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles, attorney David Cohn selected among the ‘Best of Kern County’ for fifth year straight

For the fifth year straight, the people of Kern County have voted Chain | Cohn | Stiles as one of the best law firms in the area, and managing partner David K. Cohn as one of the best lawyers. The law firm and Mr. Cohn were each selected as one of three finalists, named a “Favorite,” in ...
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Wrongful death case involving speeding deputy continues after plea deal in criminal case

A former Kern County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded “no contest” in connection with a crash that killed a 72-year-old Oildale woman in 2014, a crash also connected to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Chain | Cohn | Stiles on behalf of her family. Nicholas Clerico will receive three years probation, must pay a $570 ...
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Chain | Cohn Stiles supports Kern County’s first dance and disability program

Kern Dance Alliance has teamed up with the League of Dreams to bring the first dance and disability program to Kern County, called “danceABILITY,” and Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to help make the program possible. The dance program is led by AXIS Dance Company, one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles fights to protect the rights of all injured workers in California, including immigrants

Did you know that in California, Latinos are less likely to file workers’ compensation* claims, yet have the highest rates of work-related injuries? They are also less likely to seek medical attention, have less access to medical facilities, and face the highest percentage of retaliation at work. Undocumented workforce, in particular, suffer the most for ...
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Hands on the wheel: We can all do our part to end distracted driving

Plain and simple, distracted driving is a deadly behavior. In fact, federal estimates suggest that distraction contributes to 16 percent of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths every year. It’s no wonder that 80 percent of drivers cite distraction as a serious problem and a behavior that makes them feel less safe on the ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files wrongful death claim on behalf of family of man who died while in Lemoore police custody

The family of Donald Hill, a 30-year-old Central Valley man who died in December after being restrained by police officers, announced the filing of a wrongful death claim against the City of Lemoore. Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles is representing the Hill family in their  wrongful death claim. ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo named ‘Young Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year’

Beatriz A. Trejo, an associate attorney with the law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the “Young Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year” by the State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section. Trejo, who has been assisting injured workers at the Bakersfield-based personal injury law firm Chain | Cohn ...
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Kern Business Journal’s ‘Executive Profile’ features Chain | Cohn | Stiles managing partner David Cohn

The following “Executive Profile” article appeared in the February-March 2017 issue of the Kern Business Journal. To view the PDF print version of the Kern Business Journal click here, see the online version here, and read the entire publication, click here.  ——— Name: David K. Cohn Title: Managing Partner Company: Chain | Cohn | Stiles ...
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Brain Injury Awareness Month: You’re ‘Not Alone’ campaign highlights millions affected in the United States

More than 2.5 million children and adults in the United States suffer a brain injury each year. At least 5.3 million Americans live with traumatic brain injury-related (TBI) disabilities. And every day, 137 people in the United States die because of a TBI-related injury. It’s appropriate that this March — during Brain Injury Awareness Month — ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles marketing director installed as chairman of Kern County Hispanic Chamber’s foundation

Jorge Barrientos, the director of marketing and public relations for the Bakersfield-based injury and accident Chain | Cohn | Stiles, has been installed as the chairman for the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation. Barrientos was installed during the 2017 KCHCC Business Awards Dinner on Feb. 11 at Doubletree by Hilton along ...
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Sexual harassment in the workplace persists, but with the law on the victim’s side

The following article written by Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyer Neil Gehlawat appeared in the February-March 2017 issue of the Kern Business Journal. To view the PDF print version of the Kern Business Journal click here, and read the entire publication, click here.  ——— Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, still a prevalent occurrence in the ...
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National Burn Awareness Week: Safety tips to prevent burn injuries in your household

Each year, nearly 500,000 people in the United States and Canada are treated for burn injuries caused by normal household activities including cooking, bathing and eating. Sadly, most of these traumatic burn injuries occur to young children. This week, the Bakersfield-based personal injury law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles — with the help of U.S. ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files claims on behalf of two students wrongfully arrested by Bakersfield police

Chain | Cohn | Stiles and the Bakersfield Chapter of NAACP announced the filing of government claims for wrongful arrest, excessive force and racial profiling against the city of Bakersfield and Bakersfield Police Department on behalf of two local college students. After a night of studying on Dec. 5, Bakersfield College students Timothy Grismore, 21, ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyer James Yoro named president of Kern County Bar Association

James A. Yoro, veteran workers’ compensation* attorney and senior partner with Chain | Cohn | Stiles, has been named the 2017 president of the Kern County Bar Association. Yoro was installed as president during the annual Kern County Bar Association Installation Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Bakersfield Country Club. He joins a long list ...
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5 notable case results from 2016 include motorcycle accident, civil rights, car accident cases

With 2017 just beginning, we wanted to take a look back at some noteworthy case results Chain | Cohn | Stiles obtained for the people of Kern County in their accident, wrongful death and workers’ compensation* cases.   $10 million — Motorcycle Accident  In June 2014, 27-year-old John Doe was riding his motorcycle in the Oildale area. ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles Newsletter: Remembering 2016, looking ahead to 2017

Editor’s Note: The following was published in an e-newsletter sent out to those signed up to receive the Chain | Cohn | Stiles newsletter. View it in your browser here. To keep up with the latest news, contests and updates from Chain | Cohn | Stiles, click here and scroll to the bottom of the ...
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Supporting victims of sexual assault one ‘Fog Run’ at a time

For the past 28 years, thousands of runners, families and community members have rallied around Lake Ming east of Bakersfield to support at-risk youth and Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to have supported along the way, including this year as the Bakersfield injury and accident law firm ...
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New Year, new laws in California for safer streets

In California, the New Year also means new laws. And for 2017, several new transportation-related laws, and changes to existing laws, are taking effect starting Jan. 1. Many of them are aimed to keep drivers safer on our streets, including addressing the use cell phones in cars, child safety seats, and motorcycle lane splitting. The accident ...
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Join Chain | Cohn | Stiles to give back this holiday season, and throughout the year

This time of the year, one can’t help but think about life’s blessings, and perhaps also keep in mind those less fortunate, and those in need. It’s no wonder our nation sees the most charitable giving of the year during the holiday season. For Bakersfield-based injury and accident law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles, the ...
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Holiday season a time for cheer, a time for safety

It’s the time of cheer, and a time of celebration. Chain | Cohn | Stiles wants to make sure you and your family enjoy the holiday season, while staying as safe as possible. With so many potential dangers affiliated with the holiday season — driving and traveling, celebrating with alcohol, and decorating your home, as ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney, Kern County Bar Association VP discusses proposed State Bar rule changes

As it stands today, the State Bar’s rules allow for lawyers in California to engage in sexual relationships with clients, provided that the relationship isn’t a form of payment for representation, obtained by “coercion, intimidation or undue influence,” or one that causes the attorney to “perform legal services incompetently.” Now, State Bar of California — ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles-sponsored ‘Project Light Up The Night’ focuses on bicycle safety

The sun begins to set on the streets of Bakersfield well before 5 p.m. these days, making safety paramount for those exercising, walking their pets, or driving about in the evening hours. For bicyclists, in particular, the nighttime can pose a significant risk. It’s important for drivers to be aware of cyclists sharing the road with ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins Bakersfield Police in fight to end DUIs, distracted driving

Chain | Cohn | Stiles for years has been fighting to end drunk driving in Kern County, while also raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, and advocating for bicycle and pedestrian safety locally. And with news that the Bakersfield Police Department was awarded a $415,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a ...
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Luchando por Justicia: Chain | Cohn | Stiles serves local Latino, Hispanic residents

Since its early days, the Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles has served injured people from all walks of life, no matter of age, gender, race or sexual preference. In fact, the law firm has been at the forefront of progressiveness in Kern County, credited for employing one of the first female attorneys ...
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Don’t snooze on the dangers of driving while drowsy

It’s a fact — driving drowsy is dangerous. It’s estimated that 300,000 crashes every year involve drowsy driving, which also contributes to up to 6,400 deaths per year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The National Sleep Foundation is raising awareness of the danger of driving while drowsy, and educating drivers on sleep safety in ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins first-ever Bakersfield Marathon

For the first time in the history of Kern County, Bakersfield will be host to its first-ever 26-mile marathon that will run its course throughout the Greater Bakersfield area. The Bakersfield Marathon — scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13 — will take participants throughout iconic areas of Bakersfield including Stockdale Financial District, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield College, and near Chain | Cohn ...
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Community Voices: Bad workers’ compensation laws in California are costing taxpayers

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared as a Community Voices article in the Oct. 14, 2016, Opinion section of The Bakersfield  Californian. To read the article in print format, click here. To see the article online, click here.  ——— Taxpayers: Bad workers’ comp laws in California are costing you By James A. Yoro As a business owner, I ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles gives back in October for scholarships, local nonprofits, cancer fight, more

So far this month, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has taken part in and supported several local programs that raise awareness of issues in our community, and raise funds to help our neighbors in need. They include: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: For the month of October, the signs for the downtown Bakersfield office of Chain | Cohn ...
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Staying safe while driving after ‘deadliest year on the road’

A scary truth is that whenever you step into a vehicle, you risk the possibility of being involved in a crash, which could also result in injury, or even death. In fact, USA Today recently reported that “U.S. traffic deaths jumped 7.7% in 2015, marking the deadliest year on the road since 2008.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 35,000 ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files lawsuit on behalf of third victim sexually abused by Kern County juvenile corrections officer

Chain | Cohn | Stiles and the Law Office of Thomas C. Seabaugh have filed yet another lawsuit in federal court against the County of Kern and a juvenile corrections officer on behalf of a young woman who was sexually abused at juvenile hall. This is the third case this team of attorneys has filed ...
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Kern County calls for end of drunk driving in 2016 ‘Walk Like MADD’, presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles

Kern County came together for the third year Sept. 24 at the Park at River Walk, called for an end of drunk driving, and raised more than $62,000 in the process to fight against drinking and driving locally. The 2016 Bakersfield Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash – presented by the Bakersfield accident law firm Chain | ...
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Tips: Are you protecting your loved ones with properly installed car seats?

Did you know car crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States? And of those children 8 years old and younger who tragically died in a vehicle crash in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device, such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt. During ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files civil rights lawsuit in police shooting that local paralyzed man

Editor’s Note: The following article was published in the May 20, 2016, edition of The Bakersfield Californian related to an excessive force lawsuit that was filed against the City of Bakersfield and two officers of the Bakersfield Police Department by the Civil Rights lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles.    Homeless man sues after police shooting ...
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Safety Tips: Catch them all, but be careful while playing Pokémon Go

By now, you’ve likely heard of the game Pokemon Go, which has taken the country by storm and has been a huge hit for gamers of all ages. And if you have heard of the game, then you’ve probably heard of various incidents of people getting injured while playing.  The Bakersfield injury, accident and workers’ compensation lawyers at Chain | Cohn ...
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Safety Tips: ‘Cumulative trauma’ injuries from work, and how to avoid them

NOTE: The article below, written by Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers’ compensation attorneys James Yoro and Beatriz Trejo, appeared in the August/September 2016 issue of the Kern Business Journal. The Journal is a bi-monthly publication by The Bakersfield Californian that showcases business and industry developments across Kern County. This article focuses on important tips to prevent cumulative trauma injuries in the ...
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Kern County’s Latin culture on display at Chain | Cohn | Stiles-sponsored Latination art exhibit

Kern County is largely populated by people of Hispanic or Latin backgrounds. In fact, just last year the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that more than half — 52.2 percent — of Kern County’s population was Hispanic. It’s no wonder our community is host to a wide array of Latin focused cultural events and activities. And that ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles presenting sponsor for third ‘Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5K’

Last year, there were 4,223 DUI arrests in Kern County, according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. And since 2009, there have been at least 4,000 DUIs every year in the county, with a high of nearly 5,000 in 2011. Since 2000, the deadliest year for DUI-related crashes countywide was 2006, when 15 people were killed. ...
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‘Community Voices’ article calls for end of non-transparent practices in sexual assault cases

The partners at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have penned a “Community Voices” article, calling on the County of Kern to cease practices that call for confidential settlements in lawsuits pertaining to victims of sexual assault, as well as paying “hush money” to those victims. The article was printed Sunday, Aug. 7, in The Bakersfield Californian, which you can read in ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles sponsors back-to-school shopping spree for local disadvantaged youth

The 2016-17 school year is nearly here, which means many parents and children are preparing to go back-to-school shopping. Unfortunately, that may not be the case for many underprivileged children in Kern County whose families are not be able to afford new clothes and supplies for the upcoming school year. But more than 200 of these local students and ...
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Working outside? How to stay safe in the summer heat, and identify heat illness

It’s summer time in Kern County and the temperatures aren’t going down anytime soon. Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles wants to remind everyone enjoying the outdoors to take proper precautions to beat the heat, especially those working in the outdoors. Each year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. In 2014 ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins the 42nd celebration of Delano’s Philippine Weekend

For the 42nd year, thousands of people from Kern County and visitors from around the world will come together in Delano to celebrate the rich art and history of the Philippines during the annual Philippine Weekend. And the Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles is thrilled to support as a sponsor the array of cultural events ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles partners with country radio station KUZZ in awareness campaign

Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to announce a partnership between the Bakersfield-based law firm and the widely-popular country music radio station, KUZZ Radio. “Bakersfield’s best country music station,” as is the slogan for KUZZ, will begin airing 60-second audio spots featuring Chain | Cohn | Stiles personal injury attorney Matthew Clark, as well as workers’ compensation attorney James ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files wrongful death, elder neglect lawsuit after man drowns in senior living facility

Bob Fink loved to golf, to glide, and to spend time with his dog Molly and his family. He was married for 50 years, but when his love passed away in August of 2013, he moved to Bakersfield where his daughter lived. His daughter Kathryn Dawson chose the Glenwood Gardens senior living facility (now known as Brookdale ...
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Elder Abuse Awareness: Signs to identify physical, emotional, financial abuse of loved ones

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day took place earlier this month — and is recognized each year on June 15 — but it’s important to focus attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders every day. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, about 5 million cases of elder abuse occur every year; however, only about one ...
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