Pedestrian Fatalities Peak in 2019; Highest Since 1988

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We are pedestrian accident lawyers and we take our mission as advocates for pedestrian (and bicyclist) safety to heart, and we think you’ll agree with us when we say the increase in pedestrian fatalities is something to speak up about. 

Over the past 30 years, pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in the United States and California is one of the states with the most fatalities. 

Dog Bite Lawsuit FAQs

Dog bite injuries are unfortunately very common which means dog bite lawsuits happen more often than you might think.  In fact, dog bites are the most common claim for liability on homeowner insurance policies according to the Insurance Information Institute.  But keep in mind, not all homeowner policies include provisions for dog bites and it’s a good idea to check your policy if you own a dog. 

UBER Doesn’t Care About Your Safety

UBER Doesn’t Care About Your Safety

Since its inception, UBER has walked a fine line between maintaining they are just a tech company, not a livery service like taxis, and promoting how “safe” it is to use UBER.  Their website now sports a dedicated tab called “Safety” where they proudly tout their commitment to safety, all the while cleverly sidestepping the issues of how they ensure their drivers engage in safe driving practices and what, if anything, UBER does to even evaluate whether the influx of UBER drivers adversely affects the safety of vulnerable users of roads like pedestrians, cyclists, the disabled or the elderly. 

Beat the Heat with these Summer Safety Tips

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Summer is here and with the extra hours of sunshine comes the heat!  In San Francisco, a “hot” day might be in the 80s, but this year it’s already been hotter than usual and at our Paso Robles office and in other scenic riding locations on the Central Coast, temperatures can easily surpass 100 degrees. 

Bicycle Safety: How the Speed Limit Factors into Cyclist Fatalities

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In previous blogs, we’ve talked about the demographics shown as most likely to be involved in a fatal bicycle accident and how speeding contributes to traffic collision deaths.  But while it might seem like common knowledge that the speed limit will also factor into cyclist fatalities (faster speeds usually means more powerful impact/injury), the specifics of how the speed limit relates to the outcome of a bicycle accident are not often discussed. 

Bicycle Safety: How the Speed Limit Factors into Cyclist and Pedestrian Injuries

Most cyclist fatalities in urban and rural areas occur in 45 mph zones (link to other blog on fatalities); however, the likelihood of sustaining a survivable injury as a pedestrian or cyclist in a 45 mph zone is not the same. 

What is the same is the speed limit where the most injuries occur: 25 mph.