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Author: Lucy Allen

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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Contingency Fees in Bike Injury Cases Explained

Posted on August 3, 2023 in Blog

Many common bicycle accident injuries cause damage that extends beyond life on the road. A clavicle fracture can disrupt work and a brain injury can take months or longer to heal. That’s why when you hire an attorney to work on your case, you want peace of mind that they will work to get you…

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Getting Around: Bike Share Systems in the Bay Area

Posted on July 11, 2023 in Blog

If you want to experience the best of the Bay Area, a bicycle may be your best bet. That’s easier now than ever with more and more bike share systems popping up all over the region.  The bikes are stationed throughout the city, some are even dockless and don’t require you to find a station…

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Distracted Driving: Why Smartphones Are So Dangerous to Cyclists

Posted on June 27, 2023 in Blog

Nearly every driver is guilty of it: Answering a quick text, checking an email, answering a call, looking for a specific song on a playlist. Using a smartphone while driving, even while illegal in some instances, is a common occurrence for many drivers and poses a big risk to other road users. Recent data shows…

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