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Can Bicyclists Be Sued Following Car Crashes?

The Sacramento Bee recently reported on an incident involving a bicyclist who was sued after she was hit by car. You may be asking yourself, “Wait, how can drivers sue cyclists after hitting them with their cars?” Well, in the case of this incident, the cyclist had stopped in the left turn lane when a…. Read More

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

At Needham, Kepner & Fish, we want our clients to have a safe Labor Day weekend with their relatives and friends. We recommend using these five safety tips over this holiday weekend. Safety Tip 1: Don’t Drink Alcohol While Driving or Swimming Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while driving a vehicle or engaging in water sports….. Read More

Legal Liability Waivers: Top 5 Questions

In many cases, if you are injured because of another party’s negligence, you are able to sue for compensation. There are exceptions to this rule that include statutory (an injury lawsuit is not permitted in some circumstances), procedural (before suing you will need to file a notice with a government entity), or legal (the injury…. Read More

When a Bicyclist is Hit by a Car: What do I Do?

1. What is the first thing a bicyclist should do if they are hit by a car? RIDE SAFE There are many precautions that cyclists can take before, during and after a ride to protect themselves. Wearing protective gear is of the utmost importance: helmet, preferably with a rearview mirror, reflective gear, and a road…. Read More

Bike Accidents in San Jose

Every year, countless cyclists are injured in bike accidents in San Jose, some of them seriously. In the event of a collision with a vehicle, bicycles provide little protection for their riders, which often leads to them suffering far more serious injuries than what would be seen in an average auto accident. Needham, Kepner &…. Read More

New Crosswalk Beacons in Santa Clara

If you’re a driver or a pedestrian in Santa Clara, you may have spotted new crosswalk beacons in the city. Officials put the new beacons up at El Camino Real, Morse Lane, Harrison Street and Buchanan Avenue. They say that the beacons are necessary to give pedestrians plenty of time to cross the busy lanes…. Read More





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