5 Common Motorcycle Collisions

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which means that the U.S. Department of Transportation, the CHP and the California Office of Traffic Safety are all taking this month to spread awareness about sharing the road with motorcyclists. According to the California DMV, motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. That being said, [...]

California Legislature Passes Bill for Lane Splitting Guidelines

On August 19th, 2016, the California Legislature formally defined lane splitting in the vehicle code by passing AB 51. The California Legislature describes lane splitting as, “driving a motorcycle, that has 2 wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, as specified”[A]. AB 51 additionally gives [...]

It Could Happen to You: Hit and Run – Motorcycle Accident

Our law firm is currently working with a young man who was struck from the rear while riding his Harley Davidson southbound on Rice Avenue. He was stopped at a red light at 5th Street when suddenly he was struck from the rear by a car and ejected from his bike. The ejection from the motorcycle and impact with the [...]

Next Steps: After An Accident

Being involved in an injury accident can be frightening and traumatic. The steps taken immediately after an accident are crucial.  Medical expenses, including ambulance transportation, emergency room visits, doctor consultations and physical therapy are costly.  Property damage claims for repairs,  loss of use and replacement of a vehicle can be frustrating to resolve.  And, if employed, you should be [...]

Child Deaths in Hot Cars On the Rise

Summer is here and temperatures are skyrocketing. Parents say they would never leave their children unattended in a car, yet in a world filled with constant distractions, they sometimes do.  According to the National Safety Council, nearly three times as many children have died after being left in hot cars this year in comparison to this time last [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:10+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Summer|0 Comments

BakuGP: Rosberg v. Hamilton Showdown

After an exciting race last weekend in Canada, Formula 1 drivers and teams head out to Baku City, Azerbaijan for the European Grand Prix. Leading Formula 1 drivers have questioned the safety of the street circuit that will host June 19th's race. Nico Rosberg says parts of the track are "really not looking good." The main [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:11+00:00June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won his fifth Canadian Grand Prix Sunday. The victory was his second consecutive win this season. Hamilton dedicated his win to the late Muhammed Ali and the boxing legend's family. Nico Rosberg won the first four races of the year to establish a 43-point lead in the standings. When Rosberg and Hamilton [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:11+00:00June 13th, 2016|MotorSports|0 Comments

Formula 1 Drivers and Teams Go to Canada

The seventh round of the 2016 Formula 1 races will take place at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. Rosberg established an early lead in the standings until he and teammate Hamilton collided at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton registered his first victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. He is now 24 points behind Rosberg as he arrives to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:12+00:00June 10th, 2016|MotorSports|0 Comments

Hosting a Teen Party? Know the Risks.

This time of year is marked by many happy occasions; prom, graduation, and the beginning of summer break. Many parents will face the decision whether to host a party for their teen with the potential of having alcohol involved. Below is a scenario of what could happen if you let your teen and/or their friends drink [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:12+00:00June 8th, 2016|Teen Safety|0 Comments