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Pain in the Neck: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Bicycle Accidents

Posted on October 24, 2023 in Blog

Following a bicycle crash, feeling pain in the shoulders, neck, and other upper body regions (even in the hands and fingers) can be common. While there are a bevy of reasons why this occurs, it can sometimes be due to compression of the blood vessels and nerves in the space between the neck and shoulders,…

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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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Bay Area Bicycle Law Sponsoring Biketopia Berkeley 2023

Posted on October 5, 2023 in Press Release

Local law firm specializing in representing injured cyclists thrilled to support cycling community during annual Biketopia fundraising event Oakland based Bay Area Bicycle Law is once again sponsoring Biketopia Berkeley, a community-led non-profit bicycle shop supporting the bay area cycling community and its upcoming annual member party and fundraising event. A long-time sponsor of Biketopia,…

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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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