Bicyclist in Fatal Collision with Garbage Truck at 16th St & South Van Ness, San Francisco, on 5/23/13

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 6:50 a.m., a male bicyclist riding on South Van Ness Avenue at 16th Street collided with a garbage truck. The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident or wrongful death claim, or auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Teenage bicyclist killed when hit by truck on East Capitol Expressway at Silver Creek Road, San Jose, on 5/20/13

On the morning of Monday, May 20, 2013 around 7:40 a.m., a 15-year old teenage boy, riding a bicycle, was struck by a pick-up truck near Silver Creek Road and East Capitol Expressway. He was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident or wrongful death claim, or auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Struck by Car at Burton & Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, on 4/2/13

On April 2, 2013 at about 3:45 p.m., a male bicyclist was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the roadway near Burton Drive and Ulatis Drive in Vacaville, CA.

The bicyclist suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents, as well as auto, motorcycle and pedestrian accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, auto accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Killed by Collision with Car Door in Los Angeles on 3/31/13

A 49-year bicyclist died from injuries suffered when his bicycle struck an open car door near the intersection of Vine and Banner in Los Angeles in the evening hours of Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Although most bicyclists attempt to be cautious when riding on city streets next to parked vehicles, sometimes the combination of passing car traffic on the left and a vehicle occupant opening a car door without looking make an accident unavoidable. We have successfully handled these types of claims.

The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in auto, motorcycle and bicycle accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Car on Peralta & 26th Street in Oakland on 3/23/13

At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, a male bicyclist was struck by a car near the intersection of Peralta Street and 26th Street in Oakland, CA.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died from his serious injuries.

Bicyclists are at risk for serious injuries caused through no fault of their own. The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced about bicycle accident cases and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Retired Teacher Dies in Sonoma Car Crash

A recent car crash has claimed the life of 82 year old Don Geddes, who lived in Sonoma for 50 years and taught art at Sonoma Valley High School for 29 years. He died in an accident that occurred when he was driving and tried to turn from Burndale Road onto Napa Road when he was sideswiped by another vehicle. Both automobiles veered off the road to the edge of a vineyard. Geddes’ white 1990 Toyota Corolla was going northbound into oncoming traffic when he was struck by the 2006 Volvo XC90 SUV driven by Ronald Brown, 39 years old, from San Francisco. Brown was headed eastbound at 55 mph. The turn is sharp and partially obscured by eucalyptus trees, and cars usually speed between the posted-50 mph and 60 mph limits. Police officers did not think the driver of the Volvo had any fault in the accident. He and his passengers were uninjured. See: Full article.
It is essential to contact an experienced auto accident law firm after an accident occurs. Attorneys work to try and preserve all evidence that remains at the accident such as inspecting and photographing your motor vehicle. In addition, your attorney will retrieve all police, fire and ambulance reports on your behalf. Moreover, at this time, it is essential to interview witnesses before an insurance company does. A law firm will help to assess property damage, father necessary information on your behalf and monitor your injuries which were caused by the accident. If you have been in an accident in northern California or the San Francisco bay area, you need experienced personal injury attorneys working to help you.

The attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm represent many clients in a variety of accident-injury matters. They work hard to avail the rights of their clients. For a free consultation call Weber and Nierenberg at 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Car on San Tomas Expressway in Campbell on 3/12/13

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a male bicyclist was struck by a car near the intersection of San Tomas Expressway and Campbell Avenue in Campbell, CA.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died from his serious injuries.

Bicyclists are at risk for serious injuries or wrongful death caused through no fault of their own. The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced about bicycle accident cases and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Las Vegas Dispute leads to Deadly Auto Crash

A dispute that began in a Las Vegas Hotel ended in a deadly shooting and car crash. As a result, three people were killed and at least three people were injured. The cars involved in the crash were a silver-gray Maserati and a black Range Rover SUV. The Maserati sped off and the SUV had followed at high speeds. Then at around 4:30 a.m. at a stoplight, gunshots were shot from the SUV and hit into the Maserati. As a result, the Maserati crashed into a taxi cab that exploded on impact. The cab driver and passenger were killed at the scene, while the Maserati driver was pronounced dead at a hospital, and a passenger in the Maserati was injured. The SUV that sped away is currently on the lookout by police authorities in three states and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Read more: Full article.

When a loved one dies suddenly because of an accident, the family faces extraordinary grief and a wide range of legal matters to settle. If your relative was killed in a wrongful death accident, turn the legal matters over to a wrongful death attorney at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm.

Driving Cars and motorcycles rashly at high speed can cause severe accidents resulting in grievious injuries to motorcyclists and car passengers. Many motorcycle accidents and Auto Crashes are caused by public transportation drivers, hit and run accidents, right hand turn accidents, and poorly maintained roadways. Motorcyclists should know their rights. For example, under the California Vehicle Code Section 21801, any driver making a left turn have to yield the right of way to all vehicles (including motorcycles) which lawfully come from the other direction and are close enough to constitute a hazard.

The attorneys of Weber and Nierenberg offer free initial consultation for those affected by personal injury, car accident matters, and wrongful death. Our attorneys represent clients on a contingency basis in wrongful death claims. If you are a victim of a wrongful death claim, please contact Weber and Nierenberg for a consultation at 1-866-288-6010.

Somber Tone Characterizes 2012 Marin Walk/Bike To School Event

Middle School Student’s Death Brings Home Bicycle Safety Issues

Child on Bike

The death of 12-year-old Hailey Ratliff, who was killed while riding her bike home from school in September, cast a pall over the annual Marin County bike and walk to school event. Organizers insist, however, that it tragically illustrates the importance of the Safe Routes to School program, and the need of parents and officials to embrace efforts to provide safe travel to and from school. Wendi Kallins, program director for Safe Routes to School, told reporters that “it means we have to be even more dedicated to safety and remind children and parents to take safety precautions.”

The Safe Routes to School program, formerly a grassroots campaign, is now administered by the Transportation Authority of Marin. The program seeks to get schoolchildren walking and riding to school, rather than riding in parents’ vehicles. Organizers point to child obesity rates that are at all-time highs, as well as statistics that show that nearly 30% of drive time traffic is parents taking their children to and from school. The Marin program began in 2000 with nine schools and now boasts more than 50 participating schools. The program has expanded across the United States and is now administered by transportation departments throughout the nation.

The program seeks to use tax revenues to provide additional crossing guards, as well as school education programs and capital improvements, such as the construction or repair of sidewalks. The unfortunate death of Ratliff has not dissuaded officials from advocating for the Safe Routes to Schools programs. Dianne Steinhauser, head of the local transportation authority, told reporters that the accident was not “an indication that the program is not valid overall. This was just a real unfortunate tragedy.”

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San Francisco’s Most Dangerous Intersection

Danger at the Corner of Octavia and Market

Danger at the Corner of Octavia and Market

In 2005, the city of San Francisco tore down a 1.2 mile stretch of the Central Freeway and replaced it with Octavia Boulevard, a bucolic ground level roadway lined with trees and quiet neighborhoods. In the last three years, though, the intersection of Octavia and Market Street has become one of the city’s most heavily traveled and dangerous intersections. Since 2009, there have been more than 30 accidents on the corner. In 2011, there were 13 collisions that resulted in personal injury, with nine of them involving bicycles and bicyclists. Of the 56 accidents at the corner since it was opened, four have involved fatalities. Authorities point to the large numbers of vehicles entering and leaving Highway 101, as well as the heavily used bike lane.

Based on these statistics, city and county officials admit that the intersection may need to be redesigned or reconfigured. With traffic counts in excess of 63,000 per day (getting on and off the freeway), streets in the neighborhood are packed with vehicles most of the day.

Allan Jacobs, a renowned urban planning designer from UC-Berkeley, contends that the project achieved its objective of replacing the freeway with a street that moves vehicles while still creating street life. He attributes some of the challenges people are currently facing to the fact that many measures that would have slowed traffic through the intersection were left out of the project due to compromises with the California Department of Transportation and with the City of San Francisco. He points specifically to plans to narrow the lanes coming off the freeway, and to build a slight uphill approach, both of which were eliminated as the project moved forward.

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