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September 2016 Archives

Expansion of distracted driving laws approved by governor

As you may be aware, there is an expansion of California's distracted driving laws on the cards, and it will mean that there are more restrictions for drivers and, hopefully, safer roads for everyone. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that bans drivers from using their cellphones unless they have a hands-free device. In addition, there will be added measures that specifically address streaming videos on your cellphone while driving and taking pictures while driving, in addition to other safety measures.

Investigation finds few overturned workers' comp claim denials

By law, those who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits should receive them. A recent investigation by the NBC Bay Area news, however, reveals that this may not always be the case in California. Instead, many injured workers face denials of their claims for their treatment claims and very few denials overturned during the appeals process. 

Multiple rollover accidents in Bay Area leave people injured

Two unrelated car accidents in the Bay Area exemplify the dangers posed by rollover accidents. In the first accident, only one car was involved. A woman suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash, which saw a vehicle crash into six parked cars and eventually strike her. She was thrown several feet and suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to other serious injuries. She was hospitalized.