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October 20, 2019

New California Law Gives Money for Old Cars to Buy Ebikes

A bill signed into law on September 10, 2019, by the governor of California allows residents to turn in their old gas-guzzling, carbon emitting automobiles in for a voucher to buy an ebike or pedal bike. Vouchers for old cars isn’t new as a previous program gave vouchers to purchase electric cars and other “mobility options.”

The program is called Clean Cars 4 All Program and it provides a voucher of $5,000 to $9,500 to car owners who turn in their 2004 or older cars to purchase certain electric or hybrid cars or a pre-loaded rideshare car, and is…

   

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October 16, 2019

Palo Alto Reconsiders Rentable E-Scooter Program

As of October 2019, Palo Alto leaders say they are now working on a list of regulations governing the safe use of rentable e-scooters. If these rules pass City Council, then lawmakers might allow e-scooter companies to operate in the Bay Area city.

As locals might recall, Palo Alto City Council was supposed to let in shareable bikes and e-scooters when it passed a pilot program in the spring of 2018. Despite this plan’s approval, councilmembers had second thoughts and decided to put a stop to the program.

When councilmembers recently reviewed their pilot proposal, they agreed to renew the…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

October 07, 2019

Dooring Accidents by Vehicle Passengers in California

When a cyclist rides by a stopped car and someone opens the door in the path of the cyclist, this is called “dooring” and can cause serious injuries and death. Since in the majority of cars, the driver is the single occupant, most of the time a dooring is caused by the driver.

However, some dooring accidents happen when a passenger in the vehicle opens the door, and when this happens, the cyclist might have trouble getting compensation.

Insurance Coverage

When a driver commits the dooring accident, then his or her auto insurance should pay for the damages. However, when the passenger…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

October 05, 2019

Bicyclist Killed Hitting Open Car Door in Oakland

A dooring accident took the life of a 24-year-old Oakland man Thursday, October 4, 2019, around 6:50 p.m. Police say the accident happened when an occupant of a Toyota Avalon opened the car door into the path of the a bicycle riding on the right-hand side of Fruitvale Avenue around the 1800 block.

The rider was ejected form the bicycle and landed in the street and was then hit by a Dodge Ram pickup that was riding in the traffic lane.  EMT treated the man, but he died at the scene. Both the driver of the Toyota and the…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

October 01, 2019

Is Cycling in a Group Safer or More Dangerous?

Most cyclists ride alone, especially commuters and daily riders. However, some cyclists prefer to ride together in groups. Riding in a group can be more enjoyable than riding alone, and some say its actually safer.

Five Reason why Riding in Group is Safer

  1. Two or more cyclists are easier to see than one.
  2. A group can control a lane better than one.
  3. Leaders can call out dangers, debris.
  4. Cyclists behind can call out traffic.
  5. Cars are likely to give group wider berth.

However, even though there are safety advantages of riding in a group, a single accident can injure more people….

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

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