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October 2015 Archives

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Establishing fault after an accident is crucial. Without the ability to prove that another driver is at fault, you can run into serious legal troubles trying to recover the compensation you are owed. This only becomes more complicated when multiple drivers are involved in your collision.

Shigella Bacteria Outbreak Connected to San Jose Restaurant

In a disturbing case of restaurant negligence, nearly 190 people spanning six different counties have suffered from an outbreak of Shigella bacteria according to health officials. The outbreak is believed to have been started at a Mexican seafood restaurant in San Jose.

Yielding at Stop Signs May Become New Law for Cyclists in SF

San Francisco is considered to be the second most densely populated city, just behind New York City. Not surprisingly, the city has a major cyclist population. In response to the need for improved bicycle laws, city leaders are considering a new controversial proposal that would allow cyclists to roll through stop signs, so long as the coast is clear. Passing this ordinance would make San Francisco the largest city in the U.S. to allow bicycle riders to yield at stop sign.

Halloween Safety Tips for the Road

Halloween is often a fun night filled with plenty of tricks and treats. Whether you're planning on going door to door to collect candy with the kids or are headed out to a spirited party, it is important that you keep some road safety tips in mind.

What Are Truck "No-Zones"?

The commercial trucking industry has boomed over the last few years. With the increase in shipping demands, more and more large trucks are on highways than ever before. While this may seem like a good thing for the economy, it can be a very dangerous thing for the average driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 333,000 commercial trucks were involved in accidents in 2012. A large number of these truck accidents often lead to serious property damage and injuries for occupants of smaller passenger vehicles.

Four Train Accidents & Two Fatalities in Bay Area in One Night

In a very concerning series of events, the Bay Area experienced four serious train accidents last evening-half of them ending in fatal results. While the evening commute for Bay Area residents can be interesting, it normally doesn't involve numerous accidents with every major public transit agency.

Identifying Medical Malpractice

Did you know that one of the leading issues of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis? Most people will experience some type of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in their lives, however, not all incidents lead to dangerous or fatal consequences. Just because a doctor misjudged symptoms doesn't mean they are necessarily guilty of medical malpractice.

The Wait for Zofran Ruling Continues

For numerous years now, the makers of Zofran, an anti-nausea drug often prescribed to pregnant women, have been fighting several lawsuits. Currently, more than 45 lawsuits have been filed in Federal Courts throughout the U.S. Many families have come forward claiming that GlaxoSmithKline's drug led to the development of serious birth defects.

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