Riding a bicycle is a great way to help the environment, to cut down on traffic congestion and to get in shape, but it’s also potentially dangerous. Getting hit by a car could lead to you needing to file a lawsuit to claim compensation for your own personal injuries. How dangerous is it in California, though? Should you have to worry?
A pair of accidents landed two women in the hospital with what are said to be serious injures. Though both accidents happened in San Francisco, they are not at all related to one another, as one accident happened in the downtown area, while the other took place in the Sunset District.
This week’s question comes from M.P. who asks, I have been working for a moving company here in The Bay Area that requires the employees show up in the yard at 6:30 a.m., check the trucks, load moving blankets, wait for assignment to a job, and then drive the moving truck to the job, get gas, etc. We must be there at 6:30 but they do not pay us for the time we are required to show up to the yard and for the drive to the job in their truck. We don’t start getting paid until we arrive on the job site to begin the move- that is when they begin charging the customer. Is this legal? What are my rights?
A 2014 California collision between a semi truck, a passenger car and a motorcoach led to an extensive investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. That investigation culminated in the NTSB releasing several recommendations designed to improve highway safety. The accident claimed the lives of 10 people, some of which might have been saved if the safety measures had been in place beforehand.
Google has announced that a self-driving Google car was involved in a crash in Mountain View, California. The self-driving Lexus SUV was struck from behind by another vehicle. Three employees of the tech giant who were riding inside the SUV said they suffered minor whiplash in the incident; however, they were approved to return to work the next day. The motorist in the vehicle that struck the Google car also complained of back and neck injuries.
A tragic car accident killed at least one pedestrian last month. The incident happened on a Friday afternoon in Viejo, California, at approximately 3:30 p.m., not far from Redwood Parkway.
It is hard to ignore the issue of whether school safety actually exists, especially when shocking and unbelievable news coverage bombards parents daily. The question often becomes, “where and when is a school district responsible if harm is caused to a child?”
Last week, we discussed how motorcycle accidents can lead to serious burns. Those burns, as well as other injuries, can lead to multiple trips to the doctor, physical therapy appointments and other appointments. All of those appointments come at a cost. When you factor in the loss of income if you are unable to work because of the accident, the financial impact of the accident can be great.