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The Bicyclist’s Rights to the Road – Who is Responsible in an Accident?

Protected bicycle lanes — some call them “cycle tracks” — have popped up all across the United States in the past five years. This includes many in the San Francisco Bay area, such as on Shoreline Drive in Alameda. However, are protected lanes an indication that bicyclists no longer have a place on regular roads …

Parental Liability: The Crime of Loaded and Unlocked Guns Where Children Play

While there are many arguments for and against regulating the safety of firearms in the United States, there is one point on which almost everyone can agree: No child should die because of guns. And yet in the United States, close to 5,300 children died due to firearms in one year, far more than in …

How Can You Tell If Your Landlord Has Created a Dangerous Situation?

You and your landlord divide responsibilities for your property. Both of you are obligated to keep the property safe, though some safety requirements are your landlord’s obligation and some are yours. In general, as long as you do not cause damage to the property and keep it clean and well cared for, maintaining a safe …

Deaths from Overdoses of Prescription Opiates Continue to Rise

Despite efforts to reduce the number of deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs, the rate continues to rise. In 2009 and 2010, more people died from overdoses than from auto accidents, and preliminary data from 2011 indicates that prescription drug overdose remains a serious problem in the United States. A study by the Center for …

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