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September 2018 Archives

A defendant enters a plea for a Half Moon Bay bicyclist's death

A 30-year-old male motorist entered a no contest plea in a felony hit-and-run resulting in a death case last Tuesday, Sept. 18. He stands accused of having been responsible for having caused a fatal accident along state Highway 1 on April 29, 2017.

What kinds of accidents happen at construction sites?

Construction workers put their skills and experience to the test each day that they arrive at building sites. Because of their hard work, individuals throughout San Mateo get to move into new and renovated homes, get to open their businesses in new structures, and get to see their communities grow through new building projects. However, despite improvements in construction site safety and required protocols for keeping these workers safe, accidents are common at construction sites.

Tips for keeping your kids safe from dog bites on Halloween

As you begin planning your children's Halloween activities, it's important to take the time to talk to them about how to behave when they encounter dogs -- whether they'll be trick-or-treating that night or going to someone's home for a party.

Fighting for individuals after workplace accidents and injuries

The inability to do one's job due to a workplace accident does not preclude a person from staying current on their mortgage, paying their utilities, and somehow coming up with the money to pay for the medical expenses they may incur as a result of their injury. A California resident who is unfortunate enough to suffer such an incident may quickly find themselves struggling to stay ahead of their financial responsibilities.

What happens at a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent?

The legal limit for most drivers is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent. If you hit or exceed this number, you can get a DUI. There are other situations when you can get a DUI even with a lower BAC -- if it clearly impairs your driving or if you are a commercial truck driver, for instance. However, 0.08 percent is the legal limit.

California OSHA Plan protects workers from unique harms

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal entity that promulgates rules and regulations regarding how workers should be protected from the many forms of harm that they may encounter at their work sites. The various states, including California, may adopt their own protective standards to address the safety needs of the men and women who work within their borders and not surprisingly, the California State Plan under OSHA covers more forms of harm than the federal standards.