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How do I prove that someone was to blame for my injury?

If an injury occurred and you think that a person or business was to blame, you will most likely want to make a claim for negligence. In order to prove negligence, you must make sure that all of the elements are true. These elements are vital to ensure that your case will be successful in court.

This blog will serve as a brief overview into negligence claims and what facts need to be present if a case is going to be successful in court.

From city streets to highways – bicycle safety tips

Riding a bike in San Rafael comes with all sorts of dangers. You constantly have to be on the look-out for potholes and other road hazards, pedestrians stepping out in front of you because they are looking for cars and not bicycles, and even random dogs running into the street at the wrong time. While one of these dangers can cause a nasty accident, it's the cars and trucks you have to share the road with that pose the biggest risk. Unfortunately, when a car collides when a cyclist, it can cause severe injuries.

Drivers often view cyclists as a nuisance that should not be on the road. However, it is important to remember that not only do you have to follow the same traffic laws that motor vehicle operators do, you also have just as much right to be on the road. Read below for some safety tips for cycling in traffic that can help you avoid an accident with a vehicle.

How to stay safe as a pedestrian

Although many of us are drivers, we are also all pedestrians. We are therefore at some risk of injury from a car whenever we are walking in close proximity to a moving vehicle, and that probably includes all of us at some point every day.

This blog will provide a brief introduction to pedestrian accidents, how it can be prevented and who is most at risk.

Who is at fault in a bike and car collision?

Cycling can be dangerous, especially when on busy roads or when not observing the rules of the road. Bicycle accidents happen frequently, sometimes leading to minor injuries, and occasionally causing fatalities.

Determining who is at fault in a bicycle accident, especially when it involved a motor vehicle, can be difficult and complex. This blog provides a brief overview on the basics of liability in cycle accidents, so you have some insight into who may be at fault.

Liability and drunk driver accidents

Traffic accidents involving two or more cars are complex events, and it's not always clear who is liable. The police will often conduct Breathalyzer tests for all involved to check if anyone was intoxicated. But even if someone is found to be over the legal alcohol driving limit, there may have been other factors that led to the accident.

This blog will serve as a brief overview on the factors that are taken into consideration when determining fault and liability in accidents involving a drunk driver.

What happens when your vehicle gets 'totaled' in a crash?

Despite doing your best to drive safely, accidents still happen. Bad weather, slick roads, reduced visibility or even distraction can result in a serious collision. Then, regardless of the situation, you're stuck dealing with the fallout of the accident. In some cases, that can mean receiving medical care for injuries. In others, you'll get faced with damages to your vehicle.

The faster the vehicles were going when they crashed, the worse the potential damage to your car. Your insurance policy may cover property damages, but there could also be a limit on how much coverage you have.

What to do if you're involved in a pedestrian incident

If you have been involved in a pedestrian incident, you will know that it is a terrifying experience. If you are the victim of an accident involving a car, it is vital that you take certain steps to ensure that the important evidence is preserved.

This article will give a brief overview of what you should do if you are a pedestrian injured by a car. Although it may be difficult to do anything at all if injured, taking these steps greatly improve the legal prospects of a case.

Crosswalks don't necessarily ensure safe crossing

When you try to cross the street, you do so expecting to reach the other side safely. Complying with laws about traffic and sharing the streets and sidewalks can reduce your risk of an accident. Obeying crosswalk lights and deferring to cars that clearly aren't stopping is smart.

However, you can't do much if someone in a vehicle fails to see you when driving. Maybe the driver turned the corner quickly and didn't see you in time. Perhaps the driver was distracted by a cellphone, a passenger or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It only takes a second of distraction for a pedestrian accident to happen.

How to stay safe after a car accident

Even though you do everything possible to avoid trouble on the road, there could come a time when you are involved in a car accident. As scary as this can be, there are steps you can take to get the help you need and to avoid additional stress.

Here are some of the best ways to stay safe after a car accident:

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