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.
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.
Memorial Day marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Driving” for teenage drivers. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1,600 people over the past five years were killed by teenage drivers during this period. Teenagers are not enrolled in school during the summer months and are more likely to be driving with friends during this time…. Continue Reading.
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.
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 vehicle. Fortunately, the California DMV… Continue Reading.
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 4,000 deaths occurring yearly due… Continue Reading.
As our loved ones become older and unable to care for themselves, we often are forced to place them in nursing homes where they can receive the around the clock care they require. Tragically, many nursing home residents become the victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of other residents and staff members. There is no excuse for abusing… Continue Reading.
Rock climbing has gained a lot momentum in the last few years, including increasing in popularity and improving its standing as a sport worldwide. In fact, in 2020, rock climbing will be added as an event at the summer Olympics. It’s no wonder with the sport trending upward, that rock climbing gyms have risen in popularity as well. However, as… Continue Reading.
There are very few absolutes in this world, but many would agree that among them are death, trouble and taxes. However, when it comes to a personal injury lawsuit settlement, is paying taxes an absolute certainty? Are Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlements Taxable? In many cases, under both federal and state law, a personal injury lawsuit settlement is not taxable. Whether… Continue Reading.