Why all the fuss about saying “car crash” instead of “car accident”? At first this question might seem trivial. As a San Francisco accident attorney, I know it really isn’t. Whether it’s a car, bicycle, bus, trolley, or train that crashes — think about how a single word can make a huge difference in meaning. By definition, an accident […]
Like most California drivers, you know the basics of what to do after an auto accident. You’ve exchanged names and numbers, you have all the other driver’s insurance information, and even took photos of the damage to your vehicle. But no matter how calm and collected you feel afterward (or not), many questions are still […]
Many intersections in and around San Francisco are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. As previously discussed on this blog, this year has been particularly deadly for pedestrians in the city. These recent accidents are further illustration of the high risk for pedestrian and cyclist accidents and injuries on San Francisco streets. Drivers regularly fail to yield to pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks, especially when making left turns. Many bike riders are injured in “right hook” accidents when drivers fail to look and to move carefully to the right before making right turns.
Like many of us, I am still finding my way to a safe personal driving and talking policy here in San Francisco. Of course, California law now prohibits using a handset while driving, but we are one of just seven states with this restriction. Is it safe to talk and drive, even using a speakerphone […]