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Motorcycle Safety Tips

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Motorcycle Safety & Preventing Accidents The State of California has some of the most beautiful and scenic roads in the country. Due to the scenery, many California roadways have a large number of motorcycle drivers in comparison to other states around the nation. The influx of motorcyclists, however, has also brought forth an insurgence [ read more ]

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Swimming Pool Accidents: Practicing Safety in Order to Avoid Injury

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Swimming Pool Accidents: Practicing Safety in Order to Avoid Injury According to the State of California Department of Developmental Services, drowning is one of the leading causes of injury-related fatalities among those under the age of five years. Equally troublesome, near-drowning accidents leave victims with life-long incapacities. While swimming pool accidents can occur at [ read more ]

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San Diego Lawsuits Blame Street Conditions for Bicycle Accidents

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For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The warmer weather brings more people outside, meaning there are more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways. Now that we are heading full speed into summer, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings when you are biking on San Diego streets. Many [ read more ]

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Now that the warmer months are here, motorcycles are increasingly present on the roads. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in particular are encouraging education and awareness about roadway safety in an effort to reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists. According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic [ read more ]

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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Last year, lane splitting, the practice in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of traffic, was officially made legal in California. While lane splitting has been found to reduce certain types of injuries, motorcycle accidents involving lane splitting continue to occur. For example, a recent fatality occurred on Interstate 5 in Encinitas when a lane [ read more ]

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Causes of San Diego Commuter Highway and Freeway Accidents

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In San Diego, the current average length of a person’s commute is 26 minutes, which is the longest average commuting time for the city in the past 10 years. This time spent commuting can be a nuisance, but the potential for highway or freeway accidents makes it dangerous as well. According to a recent [ read more ]

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Falls Are a Leading Cause of Construction Worker Injury and Death

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In 2016, one in five worker deaths in the United States occurred in the construction industry. Outside of traffic accidents, falls were the leading cause of these deaths, accounting for 384 of 991 fatalities, or nearly 40 percent. In addition, the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that falls were the third most [ read more ]

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Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and they account for 16% of all deaths in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the San Diego area is no exception; San Diego County ranked seventh highest in pedestrian traffic deaths in the nation, according to a 2016 report by the [ read more ]

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Helmetless Bikes On San Diego Streets – Will More Bike Accidents Result?

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San Diego has had a sudden massive influx of “dockless” bikes and scooters dropped on its streets and sidewalks. From the Gaslamp Quarter to Hillcrest and La Jolla, bikes from different companies (LimeBike, Mobike, and Ofo) can be found for rent on almost every corner. Interestingly, the companies that have left the bikes have not [ read more ]

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Car Accidents and Passenger Injuries – Proving Negligence

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Passengers in a motor vehicle rely upon their drivers to be attentive and responsible so that they can arrive at their destination safely. Unfortunately, drivers do not always meet these expectations. If an accident occurs, a passenger may wonder what their legal options are. A passenger injured in a car accident can pursue legal [ read more ]

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