Slow Streets: What They Are and the Push to Make Them Permanent

San Francisco is a global trendsetter when it comes to devising innovative ways to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on city streets. In the past 10 years, the city has launched more than 30 road improvement projects, plus 130 miles of new bike and pedestrian zones. San Francisco spends more than $25 million per year […]

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What Exactly Is Amazon Flex?

Have you heard of Amazon Flex? It’s a type of Amazon package delivery that’s fulfilled completely through independent drivers who use their private vehicles instead of Amazon delivery trucks. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we often help people understand Amazon Flex by calling it “The Uber of Amazon.” Just like Uber, the service uses […]

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Freedom to Walk Act: What You Need to Know

Is walking a criminal act? It can be. When a pedestrian becomes a jaywalker, a police officer can cite them for crossing the road outside a marked crosswalk. This sometimes triggers additional police interactions. California’s current jaywalking laws could even be creating dangerous situations between well-meaning walkers and law enforcement officers. A simple citation can […]

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What are Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents?

Delivery trucks are all over our roads. Delivery drivers do the difficult job of bringing much-needed goods to California people, but not all of them are responsible drivers. Here in the Bay Area, there have been catastrophic accidents where a delivery truck caused a cascade of crashes, injuries, and even deaths. Each of these accidents […]

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$499,000 Settlement in a Bicycle vs. Delivery Truck Accident

When a delivery truck collides with a bicyclist, the cyclist is lucky to survive. An accident like this can cause severe bodily injury, not to mention emotional trauma, for the cyclist. This was the situation for one of our clients, an avid cyclist who rode his bike to work each morning down Market Street in […]

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What are the Steps You Should Take After an Accident with a Delivery Truck?

You’re driving down a city street in California, and suddenly, BAM! A delivery truck hits you. It’s a horrible situation, but try not to panic. There are some important things you need to do immediately afterward, plus some additional things to do in the following days. Miss these steps, and you could regret it later! […]

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What Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Here’s something you might not realize: Drunk driving laws apply to cyclists, too. Under California Vehicle Code 21200.5, when you’re too intoxicated to ride your bike safely, you’re breaking the law. Alcohol and drugs can turn cyclists into dangerous drivers, just like anyone else on the road. And intoxicated cyclists pose a particular risk to […]

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How to Prove Someone Was Texting and Driving

Have you seen someone texting and driving? It’s so aggravating. They drift in and out of their lane, swerving around because their attention is on their device, not the road. Imagine how angry you’d be if this person hit and injured you. Not only did they break the law, but they also disrupted your life, […]

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How Can You Prove Fault in a Scooter Accident?

How do you prove liability in a scooter accident? It’s tricky to establish exactly what happened, especially when the other person is trying to shrug off the blame. Sure, nobody wants to be at fault for a scooter accident. But it’s very important to establish clear liability. As an injured person, the burden is on […]

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Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?

Each day in San Francisco there are two pedestrian accidents, on average. And across California, there are thousands of accidents every year that involve injured pedestrians. Although it’s easy to blame motorists, they’re not always at fault. Often, pedestrians’ actions contribute to these accidents. Sometimes, a pedestrian is 100% to blame. Know the Facts About […]

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