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How To Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate After a Bike Crash

Posted on March 23, 2023 in Blog

There’s no question that the healthcare system is an intimidating place. Between medical jargon you’re not familiar with and administrative hoops to jump through, it’s easy to become completely overwhelmed. But being an advocate for yourself or a loved one after experiencing a bicycle crash can make a big difference in getting the right care…

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Have You Been Tricked into Being Anti-Plaintiff?

Posted on March 20, 2023 in Blog

If someone does something wrong and you’re harmed because of it, should the law require them to do what they can to make it right? Many would say the obvious answer to this question is “yes.” But when it comes to tort law, there’s been fierce pushback on plaintiffs for doing so. There’s even a…

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San Jose’s Good Karma Bikes Gives Back, Boosts Confidence

Posted on March 15, 2023 in Blog

We know that bicycles are good for the environment and our health, but a local bike shop proves that two wheels are also good for building community and self esteem. Good Karma Bikes started 13 years ago after Jim Gardner started fixing bicycles for people experiencing homelessness in St. James Park in downtown San Jose….

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Emerging PTSD Treatments May One Day Help Cyclists

Posted on March 10, 2023 in Blog

The injuries from a bad bicycle accident aren’t purely physical. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also linger and be difficult to treat. But a new push in research could open up new treatment possibilities for people suffering from trauma. While there isn’t a lot of research…

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Street Sense: Road Rage and Cyclists

Posted on February 20, 2023 in Blog

The rate of cyclists in the Bay Area is increasing rapidly for a bevy of reasons, but that doesn’t mean our streets are always the friendliest of places for people on bicycles. Road rage is still an unfortunate occurrence for many.  This February, more than a dozen cyclists riding in the East Bay Bike Party…

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