Oakland Personal Injury Law Blog

Cyclists without helmets risk severe head injuries

California is heaven for cyclists of all ages. Many people in the Oakland area can commute to work on their bikes and college students use them for daily transportation around campus.

In the world of bicycles, an accident can happen in the blink of an eye. If you ride without a helmet, you risk suffering a head injury that could alter the course of your life.

Tips for bicyclists: How to handle drivers' road rage

Riding a bicycle in the Bay Area is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around the city. Unfortunately, not all drivers want to share the road. This is tragically evident every time a news story pops up of a bicyclist sustaining injuries, sometimes fatally, in the city. 

It is critical for bicyclists and motorists to share the road so everyone can be safe. Bicyclists often have to bear the brunt of drivers' road rage. If you ever find yourself in this situation, then you need to follow these steps to avoid an accident

Safest places to jog in Oakland

Jogging is a great activity, but it can be a dangerous one if you do it in the wrong area. In August of 2018, an Altamont Corridor Express train hit a jogger in San Jose, sadly resulting in a fatality. 

Pedestrians face unique risks when walking or jogging across an intersection. That is why it is much preferable for joggers to stick to designated trails in the area to avoid traffic entirely. Here are some of the best trails you will find around the Bay Area. 

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