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Workers outside may have higher risks of injuries

Los Angeles is full of dangers for people just moving around the city and its surroundings. This is especially true for bicyclists and pedestrians, who are less protected in a city built for cars and other vehicles. Another group at higher risk is people for whom work is outside.

What are the workplaces that bring people outside into risky situations?

Pedestrian died after hit-and-run crash in Monterey County

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It's hard enough to be a pedestrian in California. The freeways and coast roads were not designed with a lot of walkers in mind, and the paths are nearly nonexistent except for major trails designed for recreation. No one trying to get from one place to another on foot should have to contend with the risk of bodily harm.

But this sort of injury or fatality happens regrettably often in the Golden State. A man walking on the side of Salinas Road south of Watsonville was struck by a car and died due to his injuries. The driver of the car that struck him did not remain at the scene or contact authorities.

Reasons to join a cycling club

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If you're intimidated by the idea of joining a cyclist club, you're not alone. Bicycle riders who commute miles to and from work or train for races can seem intense to new riders.

But joining a club can be the step many cyclists take that propels them into racing, long-distance riding and even lobbying for better cycling infrastructure and laws. Here are a few reasons why stepping out of your comfort zone to join a club can be rewarding.

San Diego plans operations to keep bicyclists safe

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Bicycles are a big part of California life. This is especially true in the cities and larger towns, where congestion and gas prices combined with manageable distances have driven many people to start using two-wheeled foot-powered transports.

But the lack of protection afforded to cyclists by their rides makes collisions less of an inconvenience and more of a matter of life and death. Bikers rely on proper infrastructure and law enforcement to maintain the expectation of safety.

Boxer claims company caused his traumatic brain injury

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There are two main types of injuries that one person can inflict on another. The first is a willful injury through physical violence, in which a person directly intends to harm another. Perpetrators of violence often face criminal charges for the consequences of these acts. They may also face civil consequences if their victims or the family members of victims sue.

Negligence is usually the cause of most other injuries -- and injuries caused by negligence can sometimes present more difficult legal questions regarding who is really responsible. When an act of negligence causes a serious injury or permanent disability, the victim or his or her family may seek financial damages in civil court -- even though no crime has been committed.

How likely are dog bite injuries in California?

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It is difficult to get over injuries compared to the effort it takes to avoid them. From construction zones to mass transit vehicles, there are plenty of potential causes for injuries in California. One of the most serious causes that has required its own legislation to protect residents is attacks by domestic animals.

How dangerous are animal attacks in California?

Pedestrian injuries in Sunnyvale appear intentional

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When a pedestrian is struck by a car in California, it is almost always an accident. Prosecutors like district attorneys may decide not to pursue criminal charges against the drivers of these cars. Whether this is the case, a lawsuit for financial damages in civil court is an option for people who suffered in these collisions.

It appears the injuries that occurred in Sunnyvale when a 34-year-old male driver struck several pedestrians were no accident, according to law enforcement authorities in the Santa Clara County city. A police report shows the driver admitted to hitting the people on purpose when he accelerated his car into a crosswalk.

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