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Accident Brings Calls for Increased Crosswalk Safety Measures

A nine-year-old Berkeley girl suffered two broken legs and other injuries when she and her mother were hit by a taxi as they crossed Claremont Avenue on the night of Tuesday, March 8. The taxi driver was cited for a failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and both victims were brought to… Read More »

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in California

The Governors Highway Safety Association recently analyzed data from the first half of 2015 and compared it with data from the previous year, finding that there has been a seven percent increase in pedestrian deaths in California. This is higher than the already-alarming six percent increase that occurred nationwide during the same period. The study… Read More »

What Causes Big-Rig Trucks to Jackknife?

Big-rig trucks, also known as tractor-trailers or semis, are built in a way that makes them especially susceptible to a type of accident called a jackknife. These trucks are constructed of two main parts. The front section, holding the driver, is known as the cab or the tractor. The rear section, which carries cargo, is… Read More »

How Does California Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Protect You?

California is a fault insurance state. This means that drivers are required to carry bodily liability insurance, which protects anyone that they hit or injure in an accident. Under California law, drivers must carry at least bodily injury liability coverage of $15,000 per person injured or killed but with a “per occurrence” cap of $30,000… Read More »

New California Statute Bans the Wearing of Earbuds by Cyclists and Drivers

A new law that took effect in January 2016 attempts to reduce the number of injured cyclists by prohibiting the use of headphones while operating a bicycle or any other vehicle. Specifically, Senate Bill No. 491 prohibits the wearing of a headset that covers both of the user’s ears, as well as the wearing of… Read More »

Understanding Categories of Traumatic Brain Injury

People in San Diego and throughout California are at risk of a serious head injury every time they get on the road, go to work, or even take a walk. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a collision or sudden acceleration of the head, from impacts suffered while playing sports, or even by being assaulted…. Read More »

When Street Racing Turns Deadly

An illegal street race in Commerce ended in tragedy this February when the chain-reaction collisions it caused led to three deaths and four critical injuries. As is often the case, the racers themselves were not injured, but their reckless behavior and disregard for the safety of others on a busy highway ended the lives of… Read More »

Google Driverless Car Accident Spurs Safety Discussion

Google’s driverless car test program hit a snag this February when one of its vehicles was involved in an accident in Mountain View. The small car was hit by a bus as the car was attempting to navigate an unusual situation at a tricky intersection. The collision occurred when the car approached a corner to… Read More »

Company Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents

In an accident involving a commercial truck, the crucial issue in obtaining a fair recovery often is whether the responsible company will be held liable. The legal term for attaching liability to a company for its workers’ negligence is respondeat superior, and where it exists, a complete recovery is more likely given the comparative coverage… Read More »

Bicycle Racer Dies After Being Hit by Driver Who Couldn’t See Him

Even during organized races, bicycle riders face dangerous, sometimes fatal, threats on California roads. While cycling in the 18-mile Esparto Time Trial, 57-year-old Allen Brumm was struck and killed by a car on a Yolo County road. As in many serious accidents involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle, the driver didn’t see the cyclist… Read More »

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