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Cycling Safety Tips: How to Be a Safe Cyclist in San Jose

Cycling is a popular method of transportation in California. As cycling increases in popularity, there is a risk that bicycle accidents will also increase. Multiple Bay Area towns are working on infrastructure upgrades to reduce the number of bicycle accidents. However, there are also steps you can take to protect yourself while cycling in San…. Read More

Who is Responsible for My Medical Costs if a Dog Bites Me?

California has strict liability laws that make dog owners responsible for dog-bite injuries. It doesn’t matter whether the owner knew the dog was aggressive before or not, the owner will be responsible for paying damages to the injured party. The law, of course, has limits. The owner of the dog is responsible if the injured…. Read More

Don’t Fall Victim to These Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are fewer motorcycles than any other vehicles on California’s public highways. Even so, motorcycle accidents account for 14% of traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So, while motorcyclists are the smallest group of drivers, they have the highest accident death rate out of all drivers. If you enjoy riding your…. Read More

What Does It Mean When a Cyclist is “Doored”?

Cycling in the busy city can be very dangerous and cyclists run the risk of being hit by cars, crashing into pedestrians, or being “doored”. When a cyclist is “doored”, this means they collided with an open car door while riding down a line of parked cars.  Injuries sustained can range from scraped knees to…. Read More

What Are Toxic Torts?

When you are exposed to a dangerous substance, you run the risk of being injured. Dangerous substances can include fertilizers, drugs, or cleaning chemicals. When exposed to these substances, humans can develop medical complications due to prolonged exposure or become sick from immediate exposure. Unfortunately, new chemicals are being produced everyday and as a result,…. Read More

California Won’t Tolerate Sub-Par Maintenance in Self-Driving Vehicles

California regulators have nixed a General Motors suggestion to remove liability from companies whose self-driving cars caused accidents due to the vehicle not being maintained to manufacturer specifications. This recommendation would place the burden of liability on drivers and could have opened a loophole for companies to avoid responsibility for injuries caused by a defective…. Read More

3 Ways to Stay Safe While Driving Around Big Trucks

As you travel back home from the holidays, you may run into several truckers and their huge trucks dominating the highways. The average driver, however, isn’t easily intimidated by these large vehicles. In fact, many drivers are guilty of cutting off truckers or forgetting they’re even on the roads in the first place. With over…. Read More





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