If you are trick-or-treating with your child, and your neighbor has their lights on and is handing out candy, they are essentially inviting you onto their property. Under California law, you and your child would be considered “invitees” or visitors, and homeowners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. Therefore, if you or your child… Continue Reading.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of teen deaths. For many teen drivers, vehicle crashes happen due to lack of driving experience. Teaching your teenager rules of the road could help reduce their crash risk and keep them safe. Distracted Driving Distracted driving can include many dangerous activities. While… Continue Reading.
The signs of physical elder abuse are not always obvious, especially given the nature of nursing home care. It is important to know how to recognize any clues pointing to potential nursing home abuse so that you can take action against it. Common Signs of Physical Abuse or Neglect of Elders The more common signs of abuse include: Bruises Cigarette… Continue Reading.
Safety is of the upmost importance when sharing the road with fellow motorists. However, sometimes people do not follow the rules of the road. Last month, a group of 30 to 50 motorcyclists were reported “stunt” driving on a major roadway in San Jose. According to the report, the motorcyclists were engaging in wheelies, knocking on car windows and purposefully… Continue Reading.
When you put an elder in the care of someone else, you want them to have the proper care. Elder abuse is more common than one would expect. Many elders feel that they can’t talk about any improper behavior as they feel more of their freedoms will be taken away or that they will suffer even worse consequences. Though a… Continue Reading.
San Jose is preparing to undertake a major overhaul downtown. The project is called Better BikewaySJ, a two-year project that will create more bike lanes, add traffic diverters and remove some parking spots in the downtown San Jose area. The protected biking lanes will be created in tandem with the city’s street repaving plans. The project’s goal is to slow… Continue Reading.
During the summer, the California Highway Patrol heightens its efforts to make sure that motorcyclists and motorists are driving safely on the roads. For motorcyclists, the summer months are a time for road trips and other adventures along scenic California roads. The winding roads, winds, and other motorists may make the roads unsafe for those traveling by motorcycle. Due to… Continue Reading.
Olympic skier Bode Miller lost his 19-month-old child in a friend’s swimming pool during a party. Drowning deaths like this one kill thousands each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that there are 3,536 fatal drowning accidents in the US each year. Twenty percent of these accidents involve children under 14 years old. Drowning accidents can… Continue Reading.
AAA released a new study with important implications for cyclists and pedestrians in the Bay Area. According to AAA, fatal hit and run accidents have increased by an average of more than 7 percent each year since 2009. The study found that cyclists and pedestrians accounted for 65 percent of these deaths. An estimated 682,000 hit and run accidents occur… Continue Reading.
Swimming is a popular summer pastime that is enjoyed by millions of people each year. Although swimming is a great way to cool off during warm weather, there are ways you or loved ones could suffer harm while using a pool. Each year, there are reports of swimmers dying or suffering injuries. In a recent case that was widely reported… Continue Reading.