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Drive safely when you encounter a traffic jam

People in the Oakland area know that the freeways are sometimes filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic. These situations may seem harmless because the vehicles aren't moving very fast. However, accidents can occur during traffic jams if drivers aren't paying close attention.

Some drivers in newer vehicles might think that safety enhancement features like stop assist and lane assist will prevent accidents. These help to increase the safety, but the onus is on the driver to make sure they are remaining accident-free. Several things can promote the chance of everyone making it home safely.

A brain injury from a car crash could end your tech career

Working in the tech sector can be a lucrative career choice. There is a massive demand for technology and the skills and education required to develop and maintain it. Also, technology is constantly changing, requiring companies to expand their staff to meet demand and embrace trends.

A technology career is one of the best ways to leverage your intellect to provide a high standard of living for the people you love. Unfortunately, because it relies so heavily on your intelligence and cognitive ability, a technology career can also end in the blink of an eye.

What are the legal elements of a wrongful death case?

When an Oakland family is devastated by a death caused by another party's negligence, shock, sadness and anger may be a few of the emotions felt by family members. In this situation, it may be possible for survivors to seek damages from the responsible party in a wrongful death lawsuit. This blog post will provide some basic information on the legal elements and typical circumstances of a wrongful death case.

In order to prove a case of wrongful death in court, a plaintiff must prove four elements. They must prove that the death of a human being occurred. They must also prove that the death was caused by another party's negligence, with or without the intent to cause harm. Furthermore, surviving family members - the people who have standing to bring a wrongful death case - must suffer monetary injury as a result of the death. Finally, a personal representative must be appointed to represent the interests of the estate in the wrongful death suit.

California in the middle of the pack in hospital safety ratings

Earlier this month, Leapfrog released its Fall 2018 hospital ratings. In these ratings, the organization gave hospitals throughout the nation letter grades for hospital safety.

How did California hospitals do in these ratings? The ratings point to California, as a whole, being towards the middle of the nation in hospital safety.

Preventing motorcycle accidents is everyone's responsibility

Motorcyclists on California roads know the risks associated with this mode of transportation. Accidents involving the two or three-wheeled vehicles are often some of the most injurious or deadly crashes on the roads in any given year.

To decrease the chances of these catastrophic consequences, it is up to every driver and rider to take added safety precautions. Every rider, driver, passenger and pedestrian can contribute to roadway safety and consider the impact of their actions -- or inactions. No matter the vehicle you drive, every person on the road can take steps to lessen the likelihood of major collisions involving motorcycles.

What are the dog bite laws in California?

Dogs are generally playful and friendly. As man's best friend, we consider our canines as part of the family. However, when they attack it can result in serious injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that millions of people in the United States will be victim to a dog bite each year. Many of which, involve a trusted family companion.

A dog bite can happen to anyone. Animals are unpredictable by nature and can attack when we least expect it. It is important to know the dog bite laws in your state in the event you are bitten by a dog. 

Bicycle commuters should always follow these safety tips

If you live in or around Oakland, California, you know that a growing number of people are commuting to and from work on their bicycle, as opposed to more traditional means of transportation.

While this is a great way to save both time and money, there's something you need to keep in mind: your safety.

One antibiotic may help traumatic brain injuries in adults

Research emerged last year that indicates that adults who suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) could benefit from taking the antibiotic minocycline after being injured. Researchers at the College of Medicine at Drexel University published their findings in 2017 in the Experimental Neurology journal.

However, even though over 500,000 babies and children are adversely affected by TBIs each year in America, this treatment is not suitable for children. In fact, although minocycline slows down inflammatory responses in adults, when given to newly born rats with TBIs, the treatment had a negative effect on their undeveloped brains.

Caltrans toll booth worker dies in horrific crash

Anyone living in Oakland knows that crossing the Bay Bridge can be nerve-wracking at times. However, those who worry the most about their safety traversing the bridge usually are the drivers themselves and their passengers.

Truck strikes vehicles before fatally injuring toll-taker

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