New California Bike Riding Rules for 2023

At The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, we have represented numerous clients who have been victims of bicycle accidents. Safety is a serious concern for bicyclists. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), more than 10,000 of them are injured in collisions with motorists, and over 100 are killed every year. State legislators […]

What To Do If You’re in a Bike Sharing Accident in California

Are the victim of a bike sharing accident? Bicycle accidents often involve severe injuries like skull fractures, spinal cord compression/tearing, and organ damage. As bike sharing programs have appeared in virtually every major city, the number of bike crashes has been on the rise. An accident involving a rental bicycle or your own bicycle is […]

Most Common Summer Injuries

The summer of 2020 may not seem like a typical season, with all the outdoor activities that have been closed or scaled back due to COVID-19. Nonetheless, many injuries are more common this time of year. The most common injury types include those involving transportation, burns, and outdoor activities; some are detailed below to help […]

Top 5 Bicycle Safety Tips

More Americans are using bicycles to commute, exercise, or as a primary means of transportation. However, sharing the road with motorists comes with risks. A bicycle accident involving a larger, heavier vehicle can lead to serious injury and permanent disabilities. It can even be fatal for a cyclist. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Los Angeles Roads More Dangerous for Cyclists

Established in 1956 and promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, May kicks off ‘National Bike Month’. This is a time to raise awareness about cycling safety and about the health benefits that biking provides. More people making a conscious effort to use non-motorized vehicles as a way of transportation does wonders for the environment […]

Is It Safe to Bike During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

May is National Bike Month. It has been observed since 1956; however, the coronavirus pandemic has left most of us to “shelter-in-place” and “stay-at-home” well into the spring. Yet, some officials have promoted exercise outdoors while practicing social distancing. Biking can help maintain your health, boost your immune system, and fight COVID-19. Benefits of Bike […]

10 Dangers of Springtime Driving

According to NHTSA crash stats, the number of car crashes in the U.S. spikes in spring. While one would think driving conditions improve, there are still seasonal driving challenges that can make roads dangerous. More drivers on the roads is one factor. But here are 10 hazards you need to be aware of to exercise […]

What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Look For in a Case?

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There are a wide variety of situations that could constitute a personal injury claim. The most common personal injury cases are car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workplace accidents, and premises liability like slip and fall incidents. When you tighten the lens, more specific variations of personal injury cases could include nursing home abuse or neglect, aviation and boating accidents, dog bites and […]

L.A.’s Two-Way Bike Lanes

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As of April 2019, the first two-way bike lane in Los Angeles is open. Bicyclists and scooter riders can now traverse downtown’s Spring Street in two directions, and another designated bi-directional bike lane will soon take shape on Main Street. The latest changes update the southbound bike lane on Spring Street so riders can go northbound as […]

Hit and Run Fatalities on the Rise

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Hit-and-run accidents have reached record numbers across the nation, as have crash-related fatalities. The same is true in California where, according to a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 337 people were killed by hit-and-run drivers in 2016. Across the country, the total reached 2,049. Of those, 65% were pedestrians and bicyclists. The problem […]