RoundUp (Glyphosate), is a weed killer used by farmers, gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners. Monsanto, the maker of RoundUp, marketed its herbicide as non-toxic and safe to use. However, the use of Glyphosate causes great harm to human beings. According to the World Health Organization's intergovernmental agency, IARC, there is...Read More
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Truck accidents are among the most deadly type of motor vehicle accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2016, the last year for which totals are available, there were 3,986 fatal truck accidents in the U.S. This is 27% higher than 2009, the year that saw the lowest number of fatal truck accidents on record.
The NHTSA reports that 66% of the fatalities in truck accidents in 2016 were occupants of smaller vehicles and 16% were pedestrians, bicyclists,...Read More
Accidents involving drunk, distracted, and drugged driving increase during the summer months. No one is at bigger risk for serious or fatal injury from these accidents than teens. If you have a teen, talk to him or her about safe driving habits. If your teen is injured in a car accident, call our South Bay personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help.
Kirtland & Packard is a personal injury law firm located in Redondo Beach. Call us at 310-536-1000 to schedule a free consultation today.
Who can take legal action following a car accident in California? That depends entirely on the details of the case. Take our short quiz to test your knowledge or to see if you may be eligible to file suit.
Of course, a quiz can be informative, but is in no way a suitable alternative for a one-on-one consultation at our Redondo Beach office. If you have questions about your rights following involvement in...Read More
Once touted as a “healthy” alternative to conventional tobacco use, evidence that e-cigarettes pose significant dangers of their own is increasing. From exploding batteries to the poisoning of children and pets, e-cigarettes have resulted in hundreds of hospitalizations throughout the United States. Now, evidence that e-cigarette liquid (known as “vape juice”) is linked to...Read More
AAA has released its 2018 July 4th Travel Forecast and is predicting a 5.1% increase in car travel on and around the holiday. According to the forecast, 39.7 million people will travel 50+ miles by car, SUV, or truck between July 3rd and July 8th. Three of those days occur on weekdays when traffic is already difficult in and around Redondo Beach. This makes your behavior on the road during these times even more important.
When you are injured in an accident, it is possible that insurance will cover all damages, but it is also possible that the best outcome will require legal assistance. So how can you tell just when a lawyer is necessary?
The short quiz below will help you determine if your case should be brought to the attention of a personal injury lawyer, but outcomes aside, it is typically a good idea to at least discuss your case with an attorney. Give us a call at 310-536-1000 to schedule a free consultation today.
Located in Redondo Beach, the personal injury attorneys at Kirtland &...Read More
Have you been illegally fired? California labor laws are among the most progressive in the country. That doesn’t mean all of our employers are. In fact, illegal terminations, biased hirings, and general mistreatment of certain employees are commonplace throughout our state. This doesn’t mean you have to accept it.
If you have been fired illegally, you have rights. The employment attorneys at Kirtland & Packard are here to help you protect them. Give our Redondo Beach office a call...Read More
While large train accidents are somewhat rare, they account for what most people think of when they think of “train accidents.” However, while large accidents may grab headlines, the National Transportation Safety Bureau reports that one person is struck by a train approximately every two hours in the United States - and nearly 900 people lose their lives every year in train accidents.
The last major train accident in...Read More
Kirtland & Packard has recently relocated to Redondo Beach, enabling us to better serve victims of serious injury throughout the South Bay area. Determined, experienced, and effective, our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience helping families deal with injury while working to protect victims against coercion and intimidation from insurance companies and opposing attorneys.
If you have been...Read More