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Wrongful death in San Jose caused by bicyclist with leashed dogs

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on November 29, 2009

After a deadly bicycle accident, San Jose is exploring a law to make the city the first in California – and possibly the country – to address the issue of bicyclists riding with leashed dogs. Councilwoman Nancy Pyle is convening a meeting Wednesday night to gauge public opinion on whether…

Hit and Run Suspect Finally to Face Prosecution for Bicycle Death, But What Will Help Take Care of T

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on November 18, 2009

The San Francisco Bay Area cycling community suffered a tragic loss last November when Mark Pendleton, a loving husband and father to two sons, was struck by a car while riding his bike. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and Pendleton died along the side of a road.…

Santa Clara County Agrees To Pay $800,000 for Wrongful Death of Bicyclist

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on November 15, 2009

As bicyclists, all were shocked in March 2008 to learn the horrible news that Santa Clara Sheriff’s Deputy James Council had crashed into several innocent bicyclists, causing the wrongful death of two riders, and badly injuring a third. As a bicycle accident attorney who handles many cases for riders against…

Bicycle Safety

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on November 4, 2009

Sacramento ranks high in auto accidents, drunk driving I was dismayed earlier this week when the California Office of Traffic Safety [OTS] released its yearly ranking of 13 cities of similar size, including Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco, for collisions by daily vehicle miles traveled and average population. The numbers…

Is Texting While Driving Dangerous?

posted in Negligent Driving, by Claude Wyle, on October 31, 2009

Wisconsin State senators are set to begin debate Tuesday whether to ban texting while driving for people under age 18. Wisconsin would become the tenth state with such a law if it passes. The 18 states which currently ban texting while driving are Arizona, California, Colorado (eff. 12/09), Connecticut, District…

Bikes, California Law, and You

posted in Bikes and California Law, by Claude Wyle, on October 14, 2009

I was recently reminded that many California bicyclists are not well-versed in bike law. For example, many understand that a public entity would not be liable-that is, be responsible for personal injuries-to a person who participates in a hazardous recreational activity. (Govt. Code sec. 831.7(a).) Hazardous recreational activity is defined…

San Francisco Motorcycle Attorneys Launch New Bike Accident Website

posted in San Francisco Motorcycle Attorneys in the News, by Claude Wyle, on September 17, 2008

San Francisco Bay Area Attorneys Choulos Choulos and Wyle are proud to announce the release of our bike focused website relating to bicycle and motorcycle accident topics. We would appreciate your feedback. Please click here to visit our website: San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Bicyclists Strike Back

posted in Dangerous Intersections, by Claude Wyle, on September 12, 2007

The San Francisco bicycling community is in an uproar after the latest truck bicycle crash which occurred this last Monday, in which a woman was struck by a truck while her bicycle at the intersection of Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco. The truck driver was making an illegal…

Teenager suffers head injury during bicycle accident.

posted in Bicycle Injuries, by Claude Wyle, on August 29, 2007

Last Wednesday, a teenage Vallejo boy suffered a head injury when his bicycle collided with a car. The boy was riding southbound on Laurel Street, and then struck the front of a car as he attempted to turn east on Reis Avenue. The youth was not wearing protective gear or…

San Francisco Intersections, A Danger to Bicyclists and Pedestrians

posted in Dangerous Intersections, by Claude Wyle, on

It is no secret that San Francisco maintains some of California’s most dangerous intersections for bicyclists and pedestrians. Masonic-Fell and Market-Octavia are two of the most notorious for bicycle accidents. These intersections pose a particular problem to cyclists and pedestrians because cars are forced to turn without dedicated lanes or…

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