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-Posted On February 24, 2011 In Defective and Dangerous Products-

Bicycle Attorney Warns that REI’s Novara Fusion Bicycles Have Been Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 160 REI Equipment bicycles due to a defect in the bicycles’ frame. The company said that the alloy steerer tube could separate from the fork causing the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The bicycles were manufactured in Taiwan and sold at REI stores nationwide and at REI.com from November 2009 to November 2010 for $600 – $900. Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact their local REI store or the REI customer service center to arrange for a replacement fork to be…
-Posted On February 23, 2011 In Bicycle Accidents-

San Francisco Installing New Bike Lanes–To Reduce Bicycle Accidents

Up until very recently, the message seemed to be, “commute by bicycle at your own risk!”  More people bike in San Francisco every year.  The statistics have grown 60% since 2006 according to a previously published article in the Bay Citizen. Finally, San Francisco is installing new bike lanes after winning a four-year legal battle.  Innovations like separated lanes on San Francisco’s Market Street aim to make bicycle commutes less dangerous. Despite all of the accidents, many bikers and drivers disagree over whose behavior needs to change most. As a San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney I am a strong
-Posted On January 24, 2011 In Motorcycle Accidents-

Santa Rosa Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash, Found Five Hours Later

California is a beautiful landscape for motorcyclists. We have some of the best weather in the country and beautiful shoreline to enjoy on an afternoon ride. Earlier this month, The Mercury News reported on a story of one 48-year-old rider whose afternoon ride ended tragically. According to reports, the Santa Rosa man was riding on Highway 1 in Sonoma County on Jan. 4, when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson and crashed around 3:15 p.m. Exactly why he lost control of the bike has not been determined. And, unfortunately, the motorcycle crash victim did not survive his injuries, so he…
-Posted On December 26, 2010 In Bicycle Accidents-

San Francisco Bicycle Attorney to Lead New Bicycle Litigation Group

I am proud to announce that the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) recently granted approval for me to form and chair a new bicycle litigation group within CAOC.  Consumer Attorneys of California is comprised of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs and consumers seeking recovery in a variety of civil cases related to issues such as:  bicycle accidents; motor vehicle accidents; pedestrian accidents; wrongful death; defective products and drugs; job-related injuries; dangerous premises; civil rights violations; wrongful acts of financial institutions and insurance companies; and medical malpractice. These types of cases frequently place individual plaintiffs up against large companies who…
-Posted On December 24, 2010 In Bicycle Accidents-

Google Maps for Bicycles Should Reduce Bicycle Accidents in San Francisco

Google Maps has offered routes specifically for bikes since the beginning of 2010.  In the age of riding your bicycle with your iPhone in your back pocket with easy accessibility to Google Maps, cyclists can plot out the best route for their rides, including the topography and traffic conditions.  San Francisco is one of the first cities on these maps!  As stated in the 24-7 press release, cycling advocates, many of whom had been petitioning Google for years to add this feature, were ecstatic. As reported by Mary Catherine O’Connor at wired.com, Andy Clarke, president of the League…
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