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How worried are you about workplace violence?

One can hardly turn on the television or glance at the newsfeed on social media sites without hearing or reading about violent acts occurring all over the world.

But there are times when this violence explodes a little too close to home for many workers across the nation. Such was recently the case at the Potrero Hill United Parcel Service hub when one driver, 38, wounded two co-workers and killed three others, then himself.

Police issuing citations ahead of commuter rail's first run

If you're a North Bay commuter, you may have already noticed an increased police presence on the roads near railroad crossings.

Authorities are cracking down now on drivers blocking the crossings. When passenger rail service begins shortly on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), they want to prevent avoidable but tragic auto-train collisions.

Are self-driving cars rear-end targets in the Bay Area?

What is it about the Bay Area's self-driving cars that appear to be targets for rear-end collisions?

Last month, a bicyclist from the South of Market district (SoMa) hit the rear of a self-driving vehicle made by General Motors in the area of 11th and Mission Streets shortly before 5:30 a.m.

Pedestrian dies in first fatal accident of 2017

A pedestrian died last month in West Sacramento after being hit by a truck. It was the city's first traffic fatality of the year.

The accident happened on Tuesday, May 30, around 10:30 p.m. on West Capital Avenue. Events unfolded when two westbound vehicles, a truck and a car, collided. The impact from the collision caused the truck to careen into a bus stop, striking a woman waiting there.

Delayed pain after an accident may mean real danger

Summer is in full swing, meaning an increase in drivers from across the continent driving through the Bay Area, headed to any of hundreds of beautiful destinations in northern California. Of course, with increased traffic comes increased likelihood of traffic accidents.

If you recently experienced a car accident, you may have injuries and claims you don't yet realize. Even a car accident that seems relatively minor is a violent event that can create serious injuries in your body that may not present pain for days or weeks.

Summer is a deadly time for teen drivers

High schools all over the Bay Area are closing for summer break, leaving teens with unfettered freedom after months of hitting the books. If you are a parent of a teen who is of driving age, your son or daughter has probably already begun making a host of summer plans that involve use of a vehicle. But before you toss your teen the keys, consider some sobering statistics.

Memorial Day weekend heralds the start of a deadly driving season for inexperienced teenage drivers. A spokesperson for the National Safety Council, citing statistics from 2015, noted that from June through August of that year, nearly 1,000 teens age 15 through 19 lost their lives in vehicle collisions in the United States.

What effects will I experience from a traumatic brain injury?

If your accident caused you to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you can expect to experience many changes. While every injury is different, there are some commonalities.

The severity of the injury is indicative of the complications TBI patients experience. Other factors include:

New fire safety requirements for rental units

Were you hurt in an apartment unit that had a fire? Depending on the way your property manager or landlord maintained the fire safety standards of your building, you might be able to file a personal injury claim to seek financial damages stemming from the fire. Fire safety standards are continually being updated and improved, and landlords are required to stay apprised of those changes.

For example, San Francisco fire safety requirements for apartment buildings with three or more units have changed. One of the requirements, which went into effect on March 10, 2017, requires the owners of buildings with three or more units to disclose fire safety information that pertains to their specific buildings. This information must be disclosed to new residents when they move in, or before they move in. Landlords also have to re-disclose the information annually.

There are many things that can cause a pedestrian accident

As a pedestrian, the last thing on your mind is being involved in an accident with a car. While you know this could happen, you don't spend much time thinking about it, as it's not a pretty thought.

Unfortunately, you should always remember one thing to be true: Pedestrian accidents can and do happen from time to time, more frequently than most would care to believe.

Know the factors that go into car accident injury claims

We recently discussed some of the things you can do and what rights you have after you are involved in a car accident. These points are all important because making sure that you know these points can help you if you choose to seek compensation.

When you seek compensation, there are several points that you need to think about. The first of these is who you are going to hold accountable for the effects of the crash. This can be the driver who hit you, but it might also be an insurance company or an employer. You have to look at the circumstances that occurred leading up to and during the accident to determine this.

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