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Common Bike Accident Injuries

By Halpern Law Firm |

California’s pleasant weather and scenic views lend themselves perfectly to bike riding. Cyclists, however, lack the metal shell of a vehicle protecting motorists and others on the road. Because of this, collisions between bike riders and passenger cars often lead to serious injury to the cyclist. Below, we discuss a few of the more… Read More »

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Bicycle Laws Every Rider Should Know

By Halpern Law Firm |

In many ways, California seems like a haven for bike riders. The weather is excellent year-round in many cities, there are designated bike lanes on roads, boardwalks, and beaches, and California has enacted laws giving auto drivers specific responsibilities designed to avoid accidents with bicycles. Unfortunately, the whole picture may not be so rosy:… Read More »

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What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

By Halpern Law Firm |

Traffic accidents are jarring. It’s easy to get overwhelmed after an accident and be unsure about what you should do next, especially if you are dealing with an injury. Below, we offer a few tips on the first steps you should take immediately after a bike accident. If you’ve been hurt in a southern… Read More »

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Does Auto Insurance Cover Bike Accidents?

By Halpern Law Firm |

Depending on the circumstances, bike accidents can range from the minor to the severe. A cyclist who catches the curb and flips over their handlebars may walk away scraped or unscathed, especially if they were wearing a helmet at the time. If the bike was hit by a car, however, the likelihood of serious… Read More »

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How to Determine Liability After a Bike Accident

By Halpern Law Firm |

Cycling is a common pastime in California, as bike riders are encouraged by the pleasant weather and traversable boardwalks. Unfortunately, California is also particularly dangerous for cyclists on the road. Over 400 bike riders are killed in traffic accidents across the state every year, and thousands more are injured. After a bicycle accident, it’s… Read More »

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What Happens if I’m Hit by an Uninsured Driver in CA?

By Halpern Law Firm |

After a car accident, you’ll have a lot on your mind. Getting your car fixed, seeing a doctor, getting treatment, recovering from your injuries, getting back to work, etc. Ideally, the at-fault driver will have proper insurance coverage so that you do not have to worry as much about the financial impact. Unfortunately, not… Read More »

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What Are the California Bicycle Helmet Laws?

By Halpern Law Firm |

The nation’s most populated state also happens to be the state with some of the strictest bicycle helmet laws around. When it comes to bicycle safety, there are no federal laws regarding bicycle helmets. Instead, states and smaller localities are left to decide what laws should govern their residents. When it comes to the… Read More »

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

By Halpern Law Firm |

After a car accident occurs, the insurance companies of drivers involved in the car wreck will contact each other and even the driver they do not represent in order to collect information about the accident. Often, this will consist of the insurance company asking you to give a recorded statement. However, there are several… Read More »

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Six California E-Scooter Laws Every Rider, Pedestrian, and Motorist Should Know

By Halpern Law Firm |

E-scooters have gained national popularity and are often found in big-city, metropolitan areas. These quick-dodging vehicles are defined as having an electric motor, a floorboard, and handlebars and are known for reaching fast speeds with the press of a button. The California Vehicle Code (CVC) establishes clear guidance on how E-scooters are legally allowed… Read More »

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How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Finding a lawyer to handle your personal injury claim can feel like an unnecessary addition to the stress you are likely already fielding between medical bills, recovery, and finding a way to continue making income. It’s important to choose the right lawyer, however, to ensure that you get the compensation you are owed. Below,… Read More »

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