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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.

Where Are The Protected Bike Lanes?

When Mayor Ed Lee stated he was going to work to make San Francisco safer for bicyclists, one of the strategies mentioned was the creation of protected bike lanes. Specifically, protected bike lanes were proposed for upper Market Street. However, those lanes have been delayed with no clear indication why, while other projects are moving forward. The 10,000-plus member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition wants answers.

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. 

How to avoid an auto accident injury

When you've been injured in an automobile accident, you are probably looking back and wondering if there was something that you could do to avoid it. In many cases there was. Here are several tips on things you can do to help avoid getting into an accident. Many of them might seem like common sense, but you would be surprised how many people don't do them. For more information on avoiding auto accidents, contact our expert Oakland car accident attorneys. Expect the worst - When you are driving you should always be keeping an eye on the vehicles around you and leaving yourself with room to scoot to the side, speed up, or slow down, with the assumption that the other drivers will probably do something risky. This way, you are ready for it. You should always have a way out, which means you don't want to only be feet behind the car in front of you 

Pedestrian Accidents due to uneven city sidewalk in the city of Oakland

The local government has a responsibility to keep its roads and sidewalks maintained and hazard free. Tripping, slipping, and falling, due to uneven or neglected sidewalks that cause an injury, fall within the realm of premises liability. If you have been injured in such a situation, you are able to seek restitution for your injuries. The local government can be held responsible. Contact our expert Oakland premises liability attorneys today if you have been injured due to bad sidewalk conditions that caused you to fall. Statute of Limitations In many types of California personal injuries, the statute of limitations is 2 years. However, premises liability accidents where the government could be at fault only leave you with six months to file a claim, so there is no time to waste 

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