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Is driving high a problem in states where marijuana is legal?

As more and more states like California legalize the recreational use of marijuana, drivers face potentially life-altering decisions about getting behind the wheel of a car after they've used cannabis. Our attorneys discuss impaired driving and emerging legal issues. Some disturbing numbers While research shows using marijuana, like drinking alcohol, impairs motor skills, cognitive function,...

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Who is responsible for parking lot injuries?

Whether visiting a shopping mall, hospital, restaurant, college campus or other busy establishment, parking lots can be more dangerous than you think. An incident can happen when you least expect it and leave you with serious injuries. The Walnut Creek, CA attorneys at Clancy & Diaz discuss the most prevalent causes of parking lot injuries...

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Unmarked crosswalks and pedestrian safety

Pedestrians share busy California roads with motorists and truck drivers each day. Yet, our roadway infrastructure often favors motorists over pedestrians. Crosswalks are an essential part of pedestrian safety. Some are regulated by timed signals and are marked with signs and lights. Pedestrians and drivers may not always be aware of how dangerous unmarked crosswalks...

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Why do so many slip, trip, and fall accidents often happen in grocery stores and supermarkets?

Grocery stores are widely relied upon in the Walnut Creek area. While many people are no longer visiting shopping malls during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still getting to the grocery store to purchase food and essential items. It's absolutely critical that grocery store management and employees go above and beyond to ensure the safety...

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Best ways to avoid being hurt in a motorcycle crash

There is no greater freedom on the road than riding a motorcycle. While riding can be a great way to enjoy the open road, it comes with its own set of risks. Unlike drivers of car and trucks, motorcyclists don't have the protection of seatbelts and airbags, making them more susceptible to serious and life-threatening...

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What are the risky behaviors drivers engage in -- despite knowing they’re dangerous?

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who were involved in crashes within the last two years are more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, despite being aware of the consequences. “The frequency of drivers in the United States engaging in improper behavior is too high. While...

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How does California's dram shop law work?

Drunk drivers injure and kill thousands of people across California each year. According to state crash data, nearly a third of all statewide traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver. In most states, bars, liquor stores, restaurants and other establishments can be held accountable when they serve minors or impaired people who then cause someone's injury...

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How to stay safe when riding a bicycle

Bicycle sales have risen sharply amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg. With California gyms and fitness clubs currently closed, many people are turning to cycling to maintain their fitness and stay healthy. Moreover, children who are out of school and won't be attending any extracurricular events are cycling more often around their neighborhoods. Commuters may...

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