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…. Read More
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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…. Read More
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…. Read More
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
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
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
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
Even experienced drivers can be thrown for a loop when they pull up to an intersection and find that the traffic light is out. While uncommon, traffic lights do malfunction sometimes. It’s important to know how to behave because a malfunctioning light or problem with the electrical grid is no excuse for negligent driving. Fortunately,…. Read More