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Needham Kepner & Fish Attorneys to Present at SCCTLA’s 36th Annual What’s New in Tort & Trial Seminar

On January 23, Needham Kepner & Fish LLP’s Anne Kepner and Kirsten Fish will be presenters for the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association’s (SCCTLA’s) 36th Annual “What’s New in Tort & Trial” seminar. “What’s New in Tort & Trial” will be beneficial to any lawyer who practices plaintiff or defense civil cases. The presenters will give a comprehensive review… Continue Reading.

How Can You Help Crack Down on Drunk Driving in California?

A San Jose man and his passenger were riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle down Watsonville Road when a Dodge Durango struck the motorcycle. Both riders were ejected from the bike as the Durango attempted to flee the scene. Authorities would later catch the Durango driver at Watsonville Road and Highway 152—where the vehicle was disabled. However, the owner of the Harley… Continue Reading.

What Fire Hazards Do You Need to Watch Out for this Holiday Season?

It is finally December, a time for holiday celebrations, decorations and family. However, this time of year can be hazardous as well. House fires happen more often during the winter holidays, and they can lead to injuries and deaths. This is why you need to take safety precautions when preparing for the holiday season. Here are a few tips that… Continue Reading.

When Is the Worst Time to Drive During the Thanksgiving Holiday?

The Thanksgiving weekend has arrived. Before you get ready to feast on turkey and visit family, you should read this blog. Thanksgiving traffic can be intimidating and extremely dangerous. To help, the attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP have a few tips to help you avoid the Thanksgiving traffic crush. When Not to Drive During Thanksgiving When it comes… Continue Reading.

Parents Be Warned: Negligent Property Owners Could Ruin Your Halloween

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.

Topics to Discuss with Your Teen to Keep Them Safe on the Road

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.

How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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.

What to Do If You Encounter a Stunt Driver on the Road

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.

How Do I Know if My Loved One is Suffering From Elder Abuse?

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.

Why San Jose’s New Bike Lane Project Could Create More Traffic

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.

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