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Multiple Motorcycle Accidents Result in Lethal Injuries for Local Bay Area Riders

By William E. Weiss |

Two recent accidents resulted in fatal injuries for two local motorcycle riders in recent weeks. Learn more below about these tragic accidents, and contact a skilled and knowledgeable Bay Area motorcycle accident lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a crash. Fatal accidents in San Jose, Oakland An accident involving a motorcycle and semi-truck on… Read More »


Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Harley Davidson

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is still facing consequences resulting from the brake issue that led to a widespread recall of its bikes in early 2018. Earlier this spring, the owner of a Touring model Harley-Davidson filed a class action lawsuit against the legendary manufacturer, claiming that Harley sold the bikes even after learning of the… Read More »

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Assembly Member Introduces Bill to Repeal Portions of AB 1824

By William E. Weiss |

A law introduced to California’s roads in 2019 gave law enforcement officers the right to impose a fine on vehicles believed to emit a sound over the legal limit, offering the vehicle owner no chance to repair the sound and avoid the fine. This spring, two state assembly members introduced a bill that would… Read More »

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How Does California’s New Law on Exhaust Noise Violations Work?

By William E. Weiss |

Last month, we discussed in a blog post that on January 1, 2019, a new law went into effect in California that gave law enforcement the right to issue bikers and other drivers a ticket for their “modified or excessively loud exhaust or muffler systems.” Many motorcyclists have expressed concerns that this law may… Read More »

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Supreme Court Says Forfeiture of a Vehicle for a Relatively Minor Crime is Unconstitutional

By William E. Weiss |

On February 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Timbs v. Indiana. Writing for the court, Justice Ginsberg held that the Eighth Amendment prohibition against imposing “excessive fines” applies to state governments via the 14th Amendment and the doctrine of incorporation. Indiana trial and appellate… Read More »

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California’s New Law Makes Police Misconduct and Use of Force Records Public

By William E. Weiss |

It’s no secret that some police officers are inherently suspicious of bikers, especially if they are patch-wearing club members.  Many officers are ready to harass, profile, or illegally search bikers at the drop of a hat.  I have always advised clients that they should consider complaining about such incidents to police department internal affairs,… Read More »

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New California Road Laws to Be Aware of in 2019

By William E. Weiss |

The California legislature introduced a number of new laws in 2018 that, as of January 1, 2019, have entered into effect. Read on to learn about several of these laws and contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured on the road in an auto accident or motorcycle crash in… Read More »

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California Gun Laws Set to Change in 2019

By William E. Weiss |

The State of California already has some of the nation’s most restrictive laws on guns. The latest legislative term has resulted in even more restrictions on Californians’ rights to possess weapons and certain forms of ammunition, which are slated to enter into effect in the new year. Learn about the new California gun laws… Read More »

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Mongols MC Face Threat of Losing Use of Club Patch in Racketeering Case

By William E. Weiss |

The decades-old Mongols Motorcycle Club is currently on trial in a racketeering case targeting the Mongol Nation for crimes allegedly committed on the organization’s behalf. In an effort to cripple the club and render its members invisible, federal prosecutors heading up the case have now sought legal control over the trademarked Mongols name. Learn… Read More »

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Bikers, Noticing Uptick in Traffic Stops, Raise Issue with Sheriff

By William E. Weiss |

Rather than permit harassing conduct toward their community to continue unchecked, a coalition of motorcyclists in New Mexico has chosen instead to address the issue head-on by requesting a meeting with county sheriffs. Read on to learn more about the ways that motorcycle groups are standing up to the increase in police profiling, and… Read More »

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