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January 2019

San Jose Electric Scooter Laws

|  Posted on January 29, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Electric scooters from sharing companies like Bird and Lime have become very popular recently in San Jose, California. Though the companies’ goal is to deliver a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation for urban dwellers, many incidents and complaints from users and those who have come into contact with the devices claim that the scooters cause more trouble than their benefits can make up for. Reports of pedestrians dodging units on sidewalks, injuries, and abandoned scooters blocking storefronts, have prompted city officials to take action. After several delays, the San Jose City Council finally passed a resolution in January aimed at controlling scooters. The city does not want to impede any benefits that the scooters may have, but the move...
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New California DMV Laws for 2019

|  Posted on January 22, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
The New Year brings a slew of new legislation to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Many of the laws that passed in 2018 go into effect in January of 2019. Among them are laws that pertain to the operation and registering of motor vehicles in the state of California. Here is what our San Jose car accident attorneys want California residents to know: Gender Identity Laws (SB 179) Under a law passed in 2018, anyone in California who applies for a license or government issued ID, will have the option of selecting their gender identity. The options will be male, female, or non-binary. Those who elect the non-binary option will receive a license or photo ID with an “X”...
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Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

|  Posted on January 15, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
California weather generally does not have the potential for serious winter weather accidents, at least in the traditional sense. Little danger from snow and ice exists in the Bay Area. However, Californians are still prone to winter accidents, especially from rain and the mudslides that could affect the area following the summer and fall’s historic wildfires. In general, cooler temperatures have residents turning on their heat and taking steps to stay more comfortable, which could also lead to injuries. Observe some simple tips to prevent seasonal illness and injury, both at home and on the road. Winterize Your Home As the weather cools, people will be spending more time indoors. To keep yourself and your family safe during the winter...
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January Is the Deadliest Month for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

|  Posted on January 8, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills several hundred Americans each year. Unfortunately, as temperatures drop, the potential for injury or death from carbon monoxide increases. Combustible heating systems, as well as common household appliances, all have the potential for causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately, some basic knowledge and preventive action can keep your family safe from carbon monoxide all year long. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about carbon monoxide: What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can present a risk of illness or death. Why Would Carbon Monoxide Be in My Home? Carbon monoxide, or CO, is in the fumes of burned fuel. Examples include car and truck exhaust, small engines, stoves, grills,...
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