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Author: Lucy Allen

Can Electric Stimulation Help a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted on October 18, 2023 in Blog

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) — even when considered “mild” — can have a major impact on daily life, and cyclists are some of the most prone to the potentially life-altering injury. Symptoms such as headache, tiredness, blurred vision, dizziness, and confusion can last days or weeks after the accident that causes the injury, but…

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Crash Data: Cycling Fatalities Reach 46-Year High

Posted on October 12, 2023 in Bicycle Accidents,Blog

2021 was the deadliest year for cyclists in almost five decades, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) annual traffic fatalities report released earlier this year With rising popularity during the pandemic, more people ditched their cars than ever before, but unfortunately this came with an increase in bicycle accident fatalities in some…

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Even with a helmet, a bike crash can harm a cyclist’s brain

Posted on October 8, 2023 in Blog

Bicycle helmets are an essential safety measure, significantly reducing the risk of head injuries during a bicycle crash. However, helmets are not perfect and cannot guarantee protection against brain damage in case of a bike crash. Even with the added protection of a helmet, cyclists remain vulnerable to severe head injuries. Helmets are designed to…

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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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