May 01 by Matthew Hirsch

No streets are truly safe streets in San Jose

Searching for the most dangerous roads in San Jose isn’t easy. You can focus on roads with the highest numbers of collisions and wind up overlooking the roads where the most serious injuries have occurred. Or you could just as easily do the opposite.

Any way you slice it, the danger on San Jose streets is alarming.

Highway 17, connecting San Jose and Santa Cruz, has among the highest number of collisions.

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Apr 26 by Matthew Hirsch

Alcohol-involved injuries in San Jose area have jumped almost 30 percent

Compared to other population centers in California, the San Jose area appears to be doing well at limiting alcohol-involved injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol’s latest report on statewide traffic collisions. If alcohol-involved injuries were distributed evenly across the state, you’d expect Santa Clara County to have 787 of them. For 2013, the latest year on record, CHP reports 609 alcohol-involved injuries in the county.

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Apr 25 by Matthew Hirsch

San Jose bicycling is more dangerous than we thought

The latest annual report on motor vehicle collisions from the California Highway Patrol has a ton of information about what’s happening on California roads and highways, with extensive datasets on alcohol- and truck-involved collisions and more tightly focused summaries of collisions involving pedestrians, motorcycles, and bicycles.

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Apr 11 by Matthew Hirsch

Why police should pay more attention to bicycle safety

On Feb 23, a 9-year-old girl riding a bicycle in San Jose was injured in an auto collision. A few weeks later, the same thing happened to an 11-year-old boy in Santa Clara. Then a few more 11-year-olds in Los Gatos and Mountain View in April. What do these incidents have in common? Nobody who…

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Apr 10 by Casey Meraz

I don’t feel hurt after my car accident. Should I see a doctor?

A common question we hear at GJEL Accident Attorneys is, “I don’t feel hurt after my car accident. Should I see a doctor?”. After an accident, your adrenaline will be running and the scene may be a bit chaotic. If you don’t see a doctor following an accident it may be difficult to associate pains…

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