Heavy traffic, distracted drivers, and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are key ingredients for disaster on California’s roads. If you are an experienced Bay Area driver, it’s likely that you have been affected at least once by a driver’s negligence during your time on our state’s highway system. As a […]read more
There has been a huge increase in the number of fatal accidents in the Bay Area during the period from 2010 to 2016. There are many reasons for this, including more drivers who are driving longer distances during their commutes, a decrease in the use of seat belts, and a worrying rise in distracted driving. […]read more
The short answer is: Yes, lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between two rows of cars whether or not they are moving at the time. Sergeant Larry Starkey of the California Highway Patrol Motorcyclist Safety Program noted in 2014 that lane splitting has always been legal even if […]read more
When you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important things to do is to determine who is at fault. If you have sustained injuries and damage to your vehicle, you must know exactly who was to blame so that you can properly make a claim to your auto insurance company or […]read more
Being properly compensated for injuries and property damage following an automobile accident in California can be a challenging legal task, and a novice injured claimant can rarely accomplish the feat without legal assistance. Studies actually show that injured parties who retain a personal injury and auto accident attorney generally receive about three times what a […]read more
When a claim for damages in an accident is filed in court, a judge or jury is responsible for determining who caused the accident. The person who was negligent and caused the accident usually pays for damages in the accident but there are several ways negligence can be determined. In many cases, both drivers actually […]read more
Each year, residents of California are involved in hundreds of thousands of car accidents. In 2014, The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) cited over 162,000 vehicle accidents in the state that resulted in injuries. The number of fatalities listed per 100,000 people in California in 2014 was 7.9 according to the SWITRS. Understanding the […]read more
When it comes to auto accidents, California is sadly one of the states that sees more than their fair share. The extensive roadway system that includes many multi-lane highways makes the state residents vulnerable to collisions like in few other states. Car accidents often have devastating results, especially when the cars involved collide at high […]read more
San Francisco Car Accident Attorney On May 1st, 2017 multiple news agency reported on horrific auto accidents. According to KRON 4 News the Bay Area was plagued by deadly car crashes over a short period of time. San Francisco, CA is known for its crowded streets and freeways. An article written by sfist lists the Bay Area […]read more
Part of the innate danger of driving is the enormous danger that all cars pose to everyone who is vulnerable to the possibility of being struck by several tons of force. Unfortunately, the danger presented by cars and other vehicles has become so normalized in our day-to-day living that it takes a tragedy or near-tragedy […]read more
We often have the tendency to think of driving as one of the implied rights we have as American citizens, with much of our national mythology built around the freedom of the road. How many movies have we seen featuring beautiful people escaping from it all as they speed through the Southwest with the top […]read more
Car accidents and associated injuries are not merely confined to roadways, as some residents of South San Jose learned firsthand in a tragic accident recently. While it is generally safer to be inside buildings, even this is not always enough to keep people safe when it comes to vehicles weighing a ton or more with […]read more
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