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California wreck claims life of bicyclist

Bicyclists sometimes face a number of threats when they ride, from poor road conditions to a distracted or drunk driver. In San Francisco, the high number of bicyclists and busy streets can lead to disaster. When a bike accident takes place, it could cause a fatality or the need for long-term medical care. As a result, it is imperative for bicyclists and drivers to always follow traffic laws and be cautious every time they take to the road. According to law enforcement officials, a bicyclist turned left abruptly, putting himself directly in front of traffic. After he made the turn,...
Bicycle Accidents

California trucker apprehended after deadly crash

For some truck drivers, the demands of their job can be overwhelming at times. Whether they suffer from truck driver fatigue due to lack of sleep, don’t have freight properly secured or make unsafe lane changes, these factors continue to contribute to truck accidents in San Francisco and throughout the state. Additionally, most drivers are well of aware of the sheer size of semis and how difficult it can be for truck drivers to stop, which can increase both the likelihood and severity of a crash. As a result, truck drivers and everyone else on the road should be cautious...
Truck Accident

San Francisco pedestrian struck by vehicle

Because they don’t have a vehicle to shield them, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and death when they are struck by a car. In recent months there have been a number of pedestrian accidents in San Francisco, some of which were caused by driver negligence. In a city with so many people walking on the street, these tragic stories should remind drivers how important it is to always pay attention to pedestrians and do everything they can to avoid another deadly incident. After she was hit by a car while running, a 32-year-old woman was sent to the...
Pedestrian Accident

Workers’ comp charges impact California employer

Although there are many things for an employer to focus on, compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations is imperative. There are numerous pressures that can always arise, but the penalties for workers’ comp violations (such as fines and potential imprisonment) can be especially tough. If you are a business owner in San Francisco, it is smart to make sure you understand California law and are able to provide employees with quality workers’ compensation in case a workplace injury accident ever occurs. After an insurance company alerted the Monterey County DA’s Office in 2009, a California business became the focal...
Workers' Compensation

California man perishes in car accident

Although the details surrounding every car wreck are different, they can share some similarities. Whether the accidents were caused by a drunk or negligent driver or resulted in fatalities, these crashes continue to occur in San Francisco and across the state. However, the pain and suffering that victims and their families experience after an auto accident can extend beyond physical injury and also include legal, financial and emotional problems, which highlights the importance of safe and cautious driving. After two vehicles collided on Highway 280, a 21-year-old man from San Carlos lost his life. The crash took place around 4...
Car Accident

California bicyclist dies after being hit by truck

Although any type of auto accident can be tragic, there can be an even higher risk of serious injuries and death when a bicyclist is involved. Sadly, these incidents continue to occur in San Francisco and around the country, so drivers should be especially aware of everyone they share the roads with, from other drivers to bicyclists and pedestrians. When a bike accident takes place, it can be too late to prevent another life from being lost, so drivers should keep an eye out for bikers at all times. While she was riding her bicycle in Oakland, a 62-year-old El...
Bicycle Accidents

California delivery truck driver dies in collision

From driver inattention to illegal turns and overloaded freight, there are many reasons why truck accidents take place. Sadly, these incidents are sometimes fatal. In certain circumstances, trucks can pose a significant threat due to multiple factors, such as fatigued drivers and the sheer size of a semi. In San Francisco, busy roads can make matters worse, so drivers should always be aware of the risk of a truck accident in an urban area. After colliding with an armored truck, a delivery truck driver lost his life and was determined to have died at the location of the crash. Although...
Truck Accident

San Mateo accident claims pedestrian’s life

Although vehicle collisions can cause serious injuries and even claim lives, when a pedestrian is struck by a car it can be particularly dangerous. In the San Francisco area, hectic roads can spell disaster for those who are walking or riding a bicycle. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to hear about yet another pedestrian accident in the Bay Area. When drivers and pedestrians take to the streets, it is important for them to be vigilant and aware of the risks at all times. A recent San Mateo accident, which took place on El Camino Real, claimed the life of a...
Pedestrian Accident

California man pleads guilty to workers’ comp fraud

Employers have many things to take into consideration when it comes to their business, from the hiring process to turning a profit. However, workers’ compensation is extremely important and can lead to problems when not addressed properly. In San Francisco and the rest of California, there have been numerous examples of workers’ comp stories in the news. While some of them pertain to changes in state law, others discuss cases of fraud. According to the Department of Insurance, a contractor in Hanford was dishonest when dealing with the State Compensation Insurance Fund, which allowed him to receive a reduction in...
Workers' Compensation

Auto accident claims California woman’s life

Although driving poses a number of risks no matter where you live, cities can be particularly dangerous. In addition to busy roads, there are usually a lot of pedestrians and bicyclists as well. If you live in San Francisco, you probably hear about an auto accident once in a while. Sadly, these crashes sometimes result in serious injuries and loss of life. Before trying to take a left-hand turn, a 22-year-old woman slowed down. However, a vehicle behind her tried to stop but was unable to slow down fast enough and struck her, according to a witness. After she was...
Car Accident