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CA Bicycle Litigation Tip: “Requests for Admission”

Posted on October 16, 2012 in Law

While there are many litigation devices in California that can facilitate the proving of a cyclist’s claim for damages in a bicycle/auto-accident lawsuit, one of the most powerful is the famed “Request for Admission” (“RFA”).   This important tool can expedite any bicycle accident lawsuit by eliminating the need to prove undisputed facts. When one…

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Important Information Regarding Some Accident Claims

Posted on October 10, 2012 in Law

While many bicycle accident cases fall under the 2-year statute of limitations (giving the cyclist 2 years in which to either finalize a settlement or else file a lawsuit for damages), there are some important exceptions. In many cases, California law provides for a much shorter time period in which to file a lawsuit. One…

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S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony charges

Posted on July 27, 2012 in Law

S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Jason Henry / Special To The Chronicle Chris Bucchere hit and killed Sutchi Hui at the intersection of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco on March 29. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is preparing to file felony vehicular manslaughter charges…

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The Law: Cycling Under the Influence

Posted on July 10, 2012 in Laws

Riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21200.5 and is a crime punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250): “Notwithstanding Section 21200, it is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon a highway while under…

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Four Ways to Stay Safe: #2 Protect Your Head

Posted on April 24, 2012 in Law,Safety

Protect Yourself Even a simple fall can cause a life threatening head injury. The brain is fragile and often does not heal the way that broken bones can. The damage can stay with you for life. Helmets provide protection. By law, bicycle riders under 18 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet while riding…

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San Francisco Cyclists: Careful at Divisadero and Fell

Posted on February 18, 2012 in Safety

Two Bike Accidents Reported At Same Intersection 24 Hours Apart by Bay City News February 16, 2012 2:15 PM Two collisions involving bicyclists were reported at the same San Francisco intersection about 24 hours apart this week along a corridor that is notoriously dangerous for cyclists, a police captain said today. Both accidents, which also involved…

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