When it comes to rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft the benefits to using them as a passenger may seem pretty obvious: a ride home when you’re too tired to drive; a lift to get you closer to your destination when a parking lot is full; a shuttle between a train station or airport and a hotel when you’re traveling… Unfortunately, these idealized use cases tend to blind many riders to the pitfalls and risks behind using a rideshare service.
We take our work in the bike community seriously and we are always here to talk to cyclists and answer questions about what to do if you’ve been injured or had your bicycle damaged in a car crash. Sometimes, we just help cyclists navigate a claim on their own with an insurance company (you can download our free toolkit to help you with your property damage demand to get the insurance company to pay for your bike here), but sometimes having a lawyer in your corner is the best option.
Pedestrians are safest in crosswalks. However, crossing the street outside of a marked crosswalk is still something pedestrians do and is commonly known as jaywalking–crossing between adjacent intersections controlled by traffic signal devices or law enforcement where there is no crosswalk. California law has historically prohibited jaywalking allowing police officers to issue citations for a moving violation to pedestrians carrying a fine of up to $250.00.
In a podcast a few years back, principal and founder of Rahman Law, Shaana Rahman, mentioned the fear she had when first riding in San Francisco. There were new ins and outs that she had to learn including how to cross railcar tracks safely (go straight across) and negotiate busy intersections.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 05, 2022 —
Rahman Law PC announces the fourteenth year of the law firm’s principal and founder, Shaana A. Rahman, being selected as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, California on the Northern California Super Lawyers List.
Here in our blog, we try to provide as much information as we can on updates to laws and ordinances in California to keep you safe. As personal injury attorneys, that information generally relates to pedestrian and bicyclist safety, but we’ve talked about schoolyard bullying and safety for your kids as well as e-scooter rental policies and defective products.
National Bike Month is here and we want to celebrate! A lot of what we post relates to rules of the road, laws and ordinances, and safety, but today we’re going to talk about all the fun ways to celebrate National Bike Month with bike activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
I can still remember my first ride on a two-wheeler. It was a hot, sticky summer day in New York and my brother and I were out in the front yard, my brother tooling around on his Evel Knievel big wheel and me riding in circles on my prized possession-my very first bicycle, a pink number, with training wheels, a sparkly banana seat and rainbow-colored ribbons coming out of the handlebars.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., FEBREUARY 23, 2022
Rahman Law PC, a personal injury law firm with offices in San Francisco and Paso Robles, California, announces their sponsorship of Walk San Francisco, an organization with the goal to make San Francisco the most pedestrian-friendly city in the United States.
We’re personal injury lawyers and handle a multitude of cases from various types of personal injuries including those from defective products. After the holidays and the surge of new products, we typically see a rise in injuries from defective products. We are often asked who Is liable for a defective product?