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California Bike Laws You Should Know About

Bicycle safety laws can prevent cycling accidents that cause deaths or catastrophic injuries. California bicycle safety laws can also prevent accident injuries among children. While you or your family members are riding in California, it is important to follow these … 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 … Continue reading

AAA Study Finds Majority of Hit and Run Deaths are Cyclists and Pedestrians

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Can Bicyclists Be Sued Following Car Crashes?

The Sacramento Bee recently reported on an incident involving a bicyclist who was sued after she was hit by car. You may be asking yourself, “Wait, how can drivers sue cyclists after hitting them with their cars?” Well, in the … Continue reading

When a Bicyclist is Hit by a Car: What do I Do?

1. What is the first thing a bicyclist should do if they are hit by a car? RIDE SAFE There are many precautions that cyclists can take before, during and after a ride to protect themselves. Wearing protective gear is … Continue reading

Bike Accidents in San Jose

Every year, countless cyclists are injured in bike accidents in San Jose, some of them seriously. In the event of a collision with a vehicle, bicycles provide little protection for their riders, which often leads to them suffering far more … Continue reading

Auto Accidents and Providing Information To Insurance Companies

Before you provide any information to the other parties insurance company, STOP! Make it your business to contact Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP. We will guide you on the proper way to go about handling this issue, without hurting your … Continue reading

San Francisco hearing addresses bicyclist complaints

Although bicycling has grown in popularity, some people aren’t aware of the dangers bicyclists face. These problems are present in many parts of the country, but there are a large number of bicyclists in San Francisco, so it is particularly … Continue reading

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