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Marijuana and Driving
Kauffman Team | 12 Jan 2021
Although the recreational use of marijuana is legal in the state of California, driving while under the influence of marijuana is not. It is a crime with possible penalties including fines, mandatory DUI school, a suspended or revoked driver’s lic...
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Bike Safety
Kauffman Team | 17 Dec 2020
While traveling by bicycle is a fun, effective, and environmentally friendly way to get around, there are dangers that come along with it. There are two main types of bicycle accidents: falls, which are most common, and those involving cars, which a...
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Driving while Sleep Deprived
Kauffman Team | 17 Sep 2020
Driving while sleep deprived is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, yet very few people are aware of the risks of getting behind the wheel while drowsy. Lack of sleep results in slower reaction times, poor judgement, and inattentiv...
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Electric Scooter Accidents
Kauffman Team | 22 Aug 2020
A lawsuit against electric scooter company Lime and manufacturer Segway was recently filed in San Francisco, following dozens of accidents that left riders with blunt force trauma to the head, broken bones, and a multitude of other injuries. The law...
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E-bike Accidents
Kauffman Team | 22 Aug 2020
By now, you’ve likely heard of - or seen - E-bikes in your neighborhood. E-bikes look identical to normal bicycles, and come equipped with a battery powered motor that activates when the rider begins to pedal. The power of these motors varies wide...
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Traumatic brain injuries
Kauffman Team | 14 Aug 2020
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating and long lasting injuries a person can suffer as a result of an accident. Commonly referred to as TBI’s, traumatic brain injuries are caused by blunt force trauma to the head - a common occur...
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How to choose the best insurance for you: A guide for choosing car insurance
Kauffman Team | 22 Jul 2020
Things to consider when insuring your car: Liability coverage: This covers you in the event that you cause injury or damage to another party. In California, the minimum insurance is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident. For a minimal addit...
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E-Bikes
Kauffman Team | 09 Jul 2020
Since the Covid-19 lock-downs, more and more citizens have flocked to outdoor public spaces - often on E-Bikes. E-Bikes are bicycles equipped with electric motors aimed to assist cyclists throughout their ride and reduce physical strain. In light of...
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Motorcycle Safety
Kauffman Team | 07 Jul 2020
Safety should be the top priority when operating any motor vehicle, especially a motorcycle. While the number of annual fatal motorcycle crashes is decreasing—it dropped almost 5% in 2018—the fact remains that motorcyclists involved in accidents...
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Speeding and Vehicular Accidents
Kauffman Team | 11 Jun 2020
Although citizens may be sheltering in place to avoid the risk of COVID-19, our streets and freeways are not safer: emptier roads have recently led to an increase in dangerous driving.  Although traffic volume in California has decreased by app...
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Dog Bite Injuries
Kauffman Team | 11 Jun 2020
While dogs have come to be known as “man’s best friend,” even the most well trained canines can be unpredictable and capable of attacking humans. The Centers for Disease Control reports an average of 4.5 million dog related injuries each year,...
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Insurance Premium Discounts
Kauffman Team | 17 Apr 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 and resulting statewide stay-at-home orders, people are working and driving less than ever before. Recent data released from California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System indicates a 43% drop i...
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COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives
Kauffman Team | 11 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives. What was unimaginable is now our new normal. Thanks to the foresight of local health directors in the seven Bay Area counties and California State Governor Newsom, we have been sheltering in...
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Hit and Run Accidents
Kauffman Team | 13 Feb 2020
A hit and run accident in San Francisco’s Mission district left 2 critically injured this past Wednesday. The driver, who initially fled the scene, eventually returned showing signs of “alcohol or drug impairment,” according to officers. In...
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PG&E Blackouts, Generators & Fire Risk
Kauffman Team | 20 Dec 2019
When PG&E announced its public safety power shutoff during California’s October 2019 wildfires, the demand for backup generators skyrocketed. But with widespread generator use comes a whole other host of risks, including injuries due to fire, ...
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Older Drivers
Kauffman Team | 12 Dec 2019
As the life expectancy steadily grows in the United States, so does the number of older drivers on the road. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 28 million licensed drivers 70 years or older in 2017, about 8% of the populatio...
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Are you a Lyft or Uber driver in California?
Kauffman Team | 22 Nov 2019
Did you know that your personal auto insurance provider may drop you from their coverage if they find out that you’re a rideshare driver? This is one of the ugly hidden facts behind rideshare companies, and one of the reasons that you’ll want to ...
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Marin County reports high number of bicycle accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
With its steep hills, winding roads, and stunning views, its no small wonder that Marin County is one of the best biking destinations in the state. But for cyclists and pedestrians alike, it’s also one of the most dangerous. In 2018, the Marin IJ...
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School Bus Passing Laws
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
From San Jose to Livermore; from Novato to Sacramento; from San Francisco to Richmond, a new school year has begun and with it school buses are busy shuttling students from home to their local school. Have you ever seen those flashing stop signa...
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San Francisco reports significant increase in pedestrian and car accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
If you live in San Francisco, your risk of being involved in an auto accident is on the rise. Due to a significant population increase over the last few years, as well as the introduction of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, San Francisco has...
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E-Scooters Threaten Pedestrian Safety
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
The days of pedestrian only sidewalks are over. E-scooters are now in almost every major US city. Their affordability, ease of use, and convenience have made E-scooters particularly attractive to families and teenagers, all of whom can be seen caree...
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