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Bike Riding in Cities on the Rise, But So Are Accidents

posted in Bicycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on June 3, 2011

Many cities across the country are trying to go green: instituting recycling programs, promoting public transportation, and encouraging cycling to work. However, some cities, including San Francisco, are finding that promoting bike use has its share of downfalls. San Francisco’s bicycle ridership has increased 53 percent since 2006, and the…

Sonoma County Wrongful Death Attorney Sadly Reports Child Fatality from Texting-While-Driving

posted in Pedestrian Accident, by Claude Wyle, on May 20, 2011

It is always sad when I read about a fatality caused by a careless driver, and I have devoted my career to making those drivers accountable. When the culprit is simple distracted driving, and when the accident could have so easily been avoided, it’s just so much worse! And it…

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney Salutes Todd Overzet, CHP

posted in Motorcycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on May 5, 2011

A veteran CHP motorcycle officer returned to duty on Monday after suffering from critical injuries in a crash nearly a year ago . Motorcycle crashes can be horrific and often end in lifelong disability.  But I’m happy to report that Todd Overzet, CHP, was able to heal from his serious…

Hey San Francisco! May is National Bike Month, So Ride To Work Or School.

posted in Bicycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on May 3, 2011

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month and is promoting: Bike-to-Work Week 2011 from May 16-20 Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 20 Bicycle commuting to work is good for the biker and good for the community.  National Bike Month spreads knowledge and incentive to potential…

Study Identifies Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

posted in Motorcycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on May 2, 2011

European investigators recently published what experts have called the most comprehensive collection of data on European motorcycle accidents. Although information about the United States was not included in the study, its findings can still help American motorcyclists stay safe. The study included data collected from 921 motorcycle accidents (103 of…

San Francisco Bike Attorney Notifies of Proposed Golden Gate Bridge 10-mph Speed Limit for Bicycles

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on April 27, 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge staff wants to impose a 10 mph speed limit on bicyclists – with a $100 fine for violators – following a year-long study by Alta Planning & Design that excluded input from local cycling groups. The speed limit would drop to 5 mph around the blind…

MUNI Accident Attorney Reports New MUNI Crash Comes As Agency Defends Safety Record

posted in Muni Accident, by Claude Wyle, on April 23, 2011

Soon after I reported that MUNI has been accused of negligence, another MUNI crash occurred. A MUNI vehicle was struck by another, injuring 6 people according to the San Francisco Fire Department, in an incident that highlights the rancorous debate happening right now at the state level concerning the city’s…

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Point Out New 2011 Traffic Laws

posted in Motorcycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on April 19, 2011

As San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and avid bikers ourselves, we understand both the dangers that motorcyclists face on the roads, but also the advantages. And we know that motorcyclists help the environment by using less gas and less space on the roads and less space parking. We may be…

NTSB Urges States to Adopt Tougher Motorcycle Helmet Laws

posted in Motorcycle Accidents, by Claude Wyle, on April 1, 2011

While the number of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States has been declining in recent years, the number of motorcycle deaths has been rising. Even though motorcycles account for only three percent of vehicles on the road, they account for 13 percent of fatalities. According to National Transportation Safety…

San Francisco MUNI Found Negligent In Fixing Problems Relating to Safety

posted in Muni Accident, by Claude Wyle, on March 18, 2011

As a MUNI Accident Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have been saying for years that MUNI has ongoing safety issues.  I’d like to report that someone, who is not a lawyer fighting against MUNI, agrees. Maybe soon, MUNI will be safer for riders and other users of…

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