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Can a pedestrian 'scramble' be safe?

The name alone seems worthy of an eyebrow raise. Scramble? Really? That's the term city planning engineers have assigned to crosswalks where the traffic signals are set so that all vehicles stop in all directions at the same time. The idea is that the entire intersection becomes a crosswalk. During the ensuing interval, pedestrians can cross in any direction they want – even diagonally. Scramble, indeed.

Some in the San Francisco area may be familiar with these unusual intersections. There are a few of them around the city. The latest opened recently in Chinatown at the busy crossing at Kearny and Clay streets. Experts call it a positive step forward in the city's Vision Zero SF effort. Will the scramble reduce injuries or deaths due to vehicle-pedestrian accidents? Officials hope so.

Nursery injuries study points finger at makers of faulty products

There is no denying, when it comes to improving the safety of products we use in our children's nurseries, we've come a long way. Unfortunately, research indicates we're still a far cry from getting things right, and sadly, the victims of defective products are some of the most vulnerable among us.

The latest evidence in support of that position comes from a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital dug into the records of emergency room visits for a 21-year period ending in 2011. What they found is that while strides in safety have been made, product-related injuries rose about 25 percent in the last eight years covered by the study. That's head-scratching information.

The Truth About Car Accident Settlement Offers

Soon after a car accident, you may be contacted by the negligent driver's insurance company. A settlement may be offered. Many car accident victims simply accept the settlement and move on with their lives, thinking that is how the process is supposed to work. It is important to be aware that this is not the only option. 

Top Causes of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is unfortunately something that occurs in nearly every hospital across the country. While some medical malpractice issues can be rectified without much harm, others can be detrimental to the victim and his or her family. Learn about the top causes of medical malpractice and what you can do to protect your rights or the rights of a loved one if you believe you were a victim of malpractice. 

What makes us the best choice for your personal injury case?

Kuvara Law Firm has spent 35 Years focused on Personal Injury Cases. We have several locations throughout California. This means we have a location close to you. We have worked with over 20,000 satisfied clients, we want to represent you!

The lawyers at Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY have handled over 20,000 injury cases. No client is too small nor is any case too large. Our mission is to provide the best legal representation for each and every client. The fact that one-third of our new clients were referred to us by our former clients demonstrates client satisfaction. 

Why should you call a personal injury lawyer before you call the other person's insurance company?

The insurance agent, as well as the insurance company of the at-fault driver will try to position themselves in a way that they make the most profit out of any situation. They will usually be the first phone call you make after an accident, or if not, they will call you soon after, and from there they usher you down a road that will lead them to the most profit or least financial loss. 

Wrongful Death

Whenever a loved one dies as a result of an accident that is caused by another person, the law makes provisions for survivors to receive compensation. This type of an action is called "wrongful death," and provides compensation for the survivors' loss, such as lost projected wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and even the your loved ones medical bills & funeral expenses. 

Tips on how to stay safe when riding a motorcycle

If there's a dream trip through California, whether you're a motorcyclist or not, it's U.S. Highway 101, the last remaining and longest U.S. route still active in the state. It's also one of the first U.S. routes ever created back in 1926. There is probably no other highway in the nation that encompasses so much natural beauty, history, and social/cultural personality as this 808.1 mile stretch of road.

Hidden costs of a car accident

One of the "dirty little secrets" of insurance companies is that adjusters are often paid bonuses when they can settle a claim within a certain period of time. Naturally, this forces them to settle accident claims as quickly and as economically as possible. Unfortunately, this does not allow them to take much, if anything, beyond your current situation into consideration when it comes to accident claims. An insurance payoff might cover your car repair and current medical expenses, but what about the tomorrow, next week, next month, etc.? What happens when you have further expenses related to your accident such as the costs of additional medical expenses, loss of earnings, potential long-term physical and mental care, and emotional trauma for you, your spouse, and your family?

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