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Author: Lucy Allen

Progress Report: Bike Bills in the California Legislature

Posted on October 3, 2023 in Blog,Laws

Before California legislators adjourn the 2023 session in September, cyclists may see the passage of new laws that will affect their commutes and access to the road.  In the past, high-profile bills, such as the stop-to-yield bill that garnered wide support, have been denied only by the governor who has veto power. This year, that…

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect Cyclists around San Francisco?

Posted on September 8, 2023 in Blog

New driverless cars are increasingly taking to roadways around the San Francisco Bay Area and more may be on the way. National Public Radio reported in August that the CEO of GM’s Cruise recently said in an earnings call that he believes the city could handle several thousand more on the road. This comes amid…

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The Threat of Road Rash In Bicycle Crashes

Posted on August 25, 2023 in Blog

Road rash is one of the most common injuries cyclists encounter during a bicycle crash. While it’s not often considered a severe injury, it can be painful and potentially lead to a secondary infection if not treated properly. Cyclists who encounter road rash, also often called a friction burn, may have other injuries as well,…

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Meet Bay Area Bicycle Law’s Founder, Michael Stephenson

Posted on August 21, 2023 in Blog

Not everybody gets to spin their passions into a career, but Michael Stephenson did when he founded Bay Area Bicycle Law (BABL) in 2010. In the decade since BABL’s inception, Stephenson has grown the firm’s profile and expertise in bike law, making it the only Northern-California based firm to solely focus on representing cyclists. His…

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The Injustice of 998 Offers in California

Posted on August 17, 2023 in About the process,Blog

A Deeper Look into Their Unfair Impact on Plaintiffs Introduction In California, the legal system employs a mechanism known as the “998 offer” to encourage settlement negotiations and reduce the burden on the courts. While this tool may have good intentions, it often ends up being unfair to plaintiffs involved in civil cases. A 998…

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Tips and Trails: Biking Around Bay Area Beaches

Posted on August 14, 2023 in Blog

There’s a lot to love about living near the coast, and if you’re a cyclist, one of those perks is riding along the beach. The San Francisco Bay Area has plenty of opportunities for mellow rides and great views. But beach riding comes with its own skill set. Riding in sand can be challenging, especially…

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Skin Injuries and Scarring After a Bicycle Accident

Posted on August 8, 2023 in Blog

The skin is the body’s biggest organ and one of its most complex. It contains sweat glands, blood cells, and just one square inch contains more than a thousand nerve endings. Skin has an amazing ability to heal itself, sometimes surprisingly quickly, but it also holds memories from traumatic events, like bicycle crashes. Bike crash…

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