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California Jaywalking Law

|  Posted on July 1, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Jaywalking, as defined by codes that specify what jaywalking is rather than the dictionary definition, is the act of crossing a street when it is unlawful to do so. Governor Jerry Brown officially signed Assembly Bill 390 during 2017. Bill 390 allows pedestrians to use a crosswalk while the countdown symbol is flashing. Previous to January 1, 2018, walking across the street while the countdown was flashing was technically jaywalking, and carried the potential for citation. Legal Mandates Most states do not have single, explicit laws against jaywalking, but rather multiple legal mandates that make certain methods of crossing the street illegal. In California, enforcement of jaywalking is fairly lenient. California Vehicle Codes such as CVC 21106, 21456, and 21955,...
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Are Personal Injury Settlements Public Record?

|  Posted on July 1, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
People settle most personal injury claims out of court. Cases that do reach a courtroom do so because the parties involved could not reach a fair settlement without involving the court. The process begins when someone makes a claim, but it does not end there. This is why you should work with a top-rated personal injury lawyer who has significant litigation experience. If you value keeping the details of a case and settlement confidential, going to court might not be the right choice. Settlements Insurance providers, defendants, and claimants usually prefer to settle personal injury claims out of court through a form of arbitration or mediation. Settlement allows for greater flexibility. It is often less expensive, less stressful, and less...
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July 4th Safety Tips

|  Posted on June 10, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and many Americans will take the holiday as an opportunity to cook out, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family. However, July 4th festivities often include some risk of harm, so it is essential for all Americans to know a few safety tips for a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Fireworks Safety Most states have strict laws pertaining to fireworks. These laws cover which types of fireworks are legal to purchase, keep, and use, as well as how, when, and where it is legal to use fireworks. Be sure to check your local laws before purchasing any fireworks or using any. Fireworks law violations can entail severe penalties, up to and...
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California Helmet Laws

|  Posted on June 10, 2019  |  in Uncategorized
Every state upholds unique laws when it comes to helmet use. Some states only require helmets for motorcycle riders while others require them for all wheeled vehicle operators. Other states do not impose helmet laws, allowing riders to make their own decisions about personal safety. California residents who ride bicycles, electric scooters, motorized bikes, mopeds, and motorcycles must adhere to state laws when it comes to helmet use. Helmet Laws in Various Parts of California The California Vehicle Code Section 21212 dictates the state’s helmet laws for bicycle, motorized scooter, and motorized bicycle operation. All operators of these vehicles must wear appropriately fitted helmets that meet helmet safety specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the...
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