Seat Belt Safety Emphasized for Memorial Day

Many drivers will travel on California’s busy roads this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Today, here at Slice of Appel PI, we would like to reiterate this week’s announcement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that this weekend will be designated as a maximum enforcement period (MEP) and CHP officers will focus on seatbelt safety. So please
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California Identified as a Top 10 Bicycle Friendly State

California Bike Safety Ranking

In California, eco-friendly forms of transportation are on the rise. This revolution may be what led to the state ranking within the League of American Bicyclists Top 10 Most Bike Friendly States in the nation last year. For 2015, California remains at the top of the list moving up from last year’s ranking of number nine to
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Study Reveals Troubling Injury and Fatality Statistics for Latino Workers in California

Hispanic Fatalities by Place of Birth

In the last couple of years, there have been more worker injuries and fatalities in the Latino community in California. While the data clearly indicates this is happening and that speaks for itself, that is not the real issue. The heart of the matter is why this is taking place. If there is something about
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California Boating Safety Tips

Boating Accident

Summer boating season is not too far away, and that means lazy days spent fishing, water skiing or just plain floating down a local river or the Delta. But as carefree as these summer days may seem, boating has the potential to cause serious accidents. The California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways reports
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Sabra Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Recalled Sabra Hummus

Sabra Dipping Co. recalled 30,000 cases of hummus last week due to possible Listeria contamination. Listeria can cause serious, even fatal, infections in children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Common symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and usually subside within a few days. But serious injuries can occur, including stillbirth or miscarriage in
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Employer of Truck Driver Killed in Pittsburg Accident Had Record of Safety Issues

Trucking Accident

New regulations implemented last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCA) made it easier for the agency to shut down intercity bus and trucking companies with a history of repeated safety violations. But a fatal accident in Pittsburg this March that claimed the life of the truck driver raises questions about why one trucking
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Annual Scholarship for Car Crash Victims Open for Applications

Spring break is in full swing. Across the nation, a new crop of young drivers is out on the road, some making their first annual trek to sunnier climes. Some will be involved in their first car crash. Some won’t make it home. In 2013, teenagers were killed in 9 percent of motor vehicle fatalities.
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Potential Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Before filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you may have questions about the various types of damages you may be able to recover at time of trial. While no attorney can guarantee the value of any judgment, the following is a guide to the types of damages you may be entitled to recover,
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Liability Theories for Injuries Sustained in Walnut Creek Drunk Driving Accident

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If you somehow managed to miss it, the 2014 NFL season came to an end February 1 when the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl. Many football fans – as well as some who tune in “just to watch the commercials” – watch the big game at a bar or attend Super Bowl parties
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Walnut Creek Taxi Cabs Held to Higher Standard

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Every day, thousands of Walnut Creek and Bay Area residents use taxi cabs as a way to get to work, appointments, and home safely from restaurants and bars. Taxi cabs are classified as common carriers, which means they owe their passengers a higher duty of care and protection than a non-commercial driver owes its passengers.
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