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San Francisco Leads Large California Cities in Motorcycle Accidents

By William E. Weiss |

In news that may come as no surprise to motorcycle riders in the Bay Area, official safety statistics compiled by the State of California show that San Francisco has the highest rate of motorcycle crashes of any large city and county in the state. Learn more below about official traffic and crash data in… Read More »

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Bay Area Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

By William E. Weiss |

A young man local to the San Francisco Bay Area was recently struck and killed while out riding his motorcycle in Concord, California. Police are currently on the hunt for the truck that struck and killed the man. Learn more about the tragic fatal crash below, and contact a seasoned San Francisco motorcycle accident… Read More »

ROAD SAFETY IS A POLITICAL ISSUE

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Multiple Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Take Riders’ Lives in the Bay Area

By William E. Weiss |

In the past week, two accidents in the Bay Area have resulted in fatal injuries for riders. Across the country, a third accident took a devastating number of lives of an MC for Marine Corps veterans. Learn more about the accidents below, and speak with a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer if you’ve been… Read More »

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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 »

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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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