Articles Tagged with Berkeley personal injury lawyer

Bicycle/Truck Crash Kills Berkeley Cyclist

A bicycle/truck crash took the life of a 30-year old Berkeley woman on March 9 at 8:19 a.m., according to local authorities. The accident happened in the vicinity of San Francisco’s 6th and Howard Street area. The woman was identified by the city coroner’s office as Tess Rothstein. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased in their time of grief and sorrow.

February 2019 Berkeley Community Event Calendar

No one ever gets bored living in Berkeley, as it’s one of those places where you can find an event to attend even at the very last minute. Berkeley is known for its radical, open-minded environment that allows residents to express themselves as creatively as they want. Due to the unique blend of cultural and social diversity, there is a surplus of activities out there to meet the needs of all the various demographics. Whether you live in Berkeley or will be visiting this month, I am here to help guide your event-planning in the city. Below are some local events that will be featured in Berkeley this February.

Top Reasons Accidents Happen

For the most part, the top reasons accidents happen involve driver error. Until drivers are out of the equation, eliminating driver error is not so easy to do. However, by learning about the most frequent types of driver error, it might be possible to reduce the number of accidents occurring every day. This would have an enormous effect on travel in and around Berkeley and free drivers to arrive at their destination safely. Let’s take a look at the six top reasons accidents happen in and around the city and how a lawyer can help if you are involved in one.


Berkeley’s Aquatic Park Draws Scrutiny for Dangerous Condition

I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley personal injury lawyer. Sometimes unknown dangers face children as they play, even in what is thought of as a safe playground. A field trip for kindergartners caused a fright to one mother at Aquatic Park in the spring while her son, age 5, was playing hide and seek with his school chums.


Berkeley 4th of July Celebrations: Stay Safe and Enjoy the Festivities

I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley personal injury lawyer. Independence Day in Berkeley is being celebrated at the Berkeley Marina, and a large crowd will be on hand to see the fireworks, listen to live entertainment and enjoy the food. The fourth celebrates our nation’s independence and firework displays, both public and private are common. Safe handling is expected. Driving safety is an important consideration too since people will be coming by motor vehicle, public transit, by bicycle and on foot. I hope that everyone has a great time and stays safe to enjoy the day.


Six People Die in Berkeley Balcony Collapse

I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley personal injury lawyer. Last week, the licensing board for California contractors announced a settlement that includes revoking the license of a Pleasanton-based general contractor. The contractor in question was responsible for the construction of a balcony that collapsed at an apartment complex in Berkeley in 2015.