Oakland Personal Injury Law Blog

How to be safe while on your skateboard

Skateboarding is an honored pastime in the Bay Area. However, it is also a dangerous one. Earlier this year, skateboarding entrepreneur Tomoko Oikawa injured himself during the annual Dolores Park Hill Bomb and suffered a traumatic brain injury

Such accidents are not uncommon around Oakland and San Francisco. Skateboarders can easily fall, and they can be hard for motorists to see them. That is why if you plan on riding your skateboard around town, you need to be cautious. With a few precautions, you can greatly reduce your risk of suffering a severe injury. 

Bicycles, helmets and head injury prevention

The temperate weather in California beckons to cyclists in any season. Avid cyclists take their riding seriously, and most are aware that Oakland's heavy traffic poses a risk to bicyclists.

A head injury is the most common cause of death or long-term disability in a vehicle-bicycle crash, but helmets reduce the risk of such an injury significantly.

Beware of these 5 cycling distractions

Bicycling around the Bay Area is not only great exercise, it is also an effective way to commute. Whether you ride your bike for fun or out of necessity, you must realize that cycling can be dangerous. After all, because motor vehicles are significantly larger and heavier than your bike, your chances of sustaining a serious injury in a collision with one are not exactly minor. 

According to a recent study, around 60% of cyclists reportedly experience some type of distraction while riding their bikes. As you know, if you do not focus on the road, path or trail in front of your bike, you may not be able to arrive at your destination safely. Here are five cycling distractions you should both understand and try to avoid: 

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