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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.

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 found that cyclists and pedestrians accounted for 65 percent of these deaths. An estimated 682,000 hit and run accidents occur… 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. However, there are also steps you can take to protect yourself while cycling in San Jose or the surrounding areas…. 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 riding down a line of parked cars.  Injuries sustained can range from scraped knees to traumatic brain injuries depending on… 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 case of this incident, the cyclist had stopped in the left turn lane when a car pulled into the lane… 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 of the utmost importance: helmet, preferably with a rearview mirror, reflective gear, and a road it can prevent injuries and/or… 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 serious injuries than what would be seen in an average auto accident. Needham, Kepner & Fish is a local law… 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 case. Call us for a FREE consultation at 408-956-6949, or visit our site at https://www.nkf-law.com/

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 important for those in the Bay Area to try and prevent another bike accident whenever they are on the road.

San Francisco bicycle accident leaves boy injured

When a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, they could suffer from broken bones and other serious injuries. Unfortunately, some require long-term medical care or even lose their lives as a result of the bike crash. In San Francisco, CA, there are a large number of bikers and busy roads, a combination that sometimes leads to tragic collisions. Drivers should… Continue Reading.

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