Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Pedestrians often face unsafe choices as they walk along California’s streets. Sometimes, there’s almost no safe or legal way to cross a busy road. This is the issue behind California AB 2147, a new bill passed by the legislature and on its way to Governor Gavin Newsom for his signature. The bill, known as the […]

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What To Do If an Uber Hits a Pedestrian in California

What To Do If an Uber Hits a Pedestrian in California

Pedestrians dodge speeding Ubers all day long in California. Anyone who’s walked along the busy streets of San Francisco or Los Angeles has probably had a close encounter with an Uber! Uber has more than 200,000 drivers in California alone and about 5 million worldwide. It’s by far the planet’s largest rideshare company and dominates […]

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How Much of An Uber Accident Settlement Can I Get in California?

How Much of An Uber Accident Settlement Can I Get in California?

When you are involved in an accident with another driver, it’s relatively common knowledge that the at-fault driver’s insurance would be the one responsible for paying out a settlement to you, the victim. However, with the rise of rideshare apps, questions have arisen about who would actually be to blame in these situations and who […]

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How Much Is Compensation for a Scar on the Face from a Car Accident?

How Much Is Compensation for a Scar on the Face from a Car Accident?

Car accidents are traumatic, especially if you are left with a facial scar. Because facial scars are difficult to conceal, they often lead to car accident survivors feeling overwhelmed, demoralized, or self-conscious. A legal expert in catastrophic injuries from car accidents can help you determine how much compensation for scar on the face and get […]

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$100,000 California Pedestrian Accident Settlement

$100,000 Pedestrian Accident Settlement

A California woman was hit while walking through a crosswalk when a driver ran a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Luckily the woman survived, but she suffered severe injuries as a result of the California pedestrian accident—a two-part distal radius fracture and a left ulnar styloid fracture.  The radius fracture required open reduction […]

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Why Are There So Many Accidents in the Summer?

Why Are There So Many Accidents in the Summer?

For many, summer is the best time of year. It means the end of school, fun vacations, camping trips, days at the park or beach, backyard barbeques, and pool time. However, as delightful and exciting as summer may be, it is also considered one of the most dangerous times of the year due to an […]

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Traffic Deaths on the Rise in California

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in California

Los Angeles has seen a sharp rise in traffic deaths. LA’s car accident fatalities increased 24% in a single year, with bicyclist and pedestrian deaths rising too. This trend isn’t confined to LA or California. Traffic fatalities are up across the state and the nation due to a pandemic-related increase in dangerous behaviors like intoxicated […]

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What’s the Difference Between Gross and Ordinary Negligence?

What's the Difference Between Gross and Ordinary Negligence?

The word “negligence” is commonly tossed around in casual conversations. A driver might accuse someone else of driving negligently without knowing the legal definition of negligence. Here in California, the law recognizes both ordinary negligence and gross negligence. Do you know the difference between them? The finer points of negligence become important in certain scenarios, […]

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Complete Streets Coming to California

Complete Streets Coming to California

Poor road design is one of the biggest reasons why some streets are more dangerous than others in California. This is particularly true for non-motorists who share our roads, like pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter riders. Many of our city streets are great for cars but terrible for pedestrians. San Francisco has a long history of […]

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Pedestrian Accidents and the Dangers of Distracted Walking

Pedestrian Accidents and the Dangers of Distracted Walking

You’ve heard that distracted driving is dangerous and against the law. What about distracted walking? When a pedestrian is too distracted to walk safely, they’re a danger to themselves and everyone else nearby. Oblivious pedestrians sometimes trip over curbs, stumble on stairs, walk into glass doors, bump into cars, or even walk straight out into […]

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