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Category: Bicycle Accident

Is Not Wearing a Helmet While Riding a Bike Negligent?

Posted in Accident Involving Children,Bicycle Accident,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 27, 2018

As the victim of a bicycle or motorcycle accident in Florida, your helmet wearing or lack thereof could become a point of discussion during a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Florida’s helmet laws and comparative fault statute could end in at least partial liability for damages on the biker’s shoulders – even if another… read more

Researchers Find a Group of Bicycle Crashes in Florida

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News on April 5, 2018

Bicycling is more than just a hobby for Floridians – it’s a way of life. With more cyclists and cyclist fatalities than any other state in the U.S., it’s clear that Florida bikers are not a minority on the roadways. Unfortunately, more bicyclists mean more opportunities for collisions. From 1975 to 2012, Florida saw the… read more

Preventing Bike Crashes: Could Sonar Technology Help?

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News,Personal Injury on August 3, 2016

Lawmakers in Florida and all across the country have been working to find solutions to help keep both automobile drivers and bikers as safe as possible when sharing area roads. Still, as Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer David I. Fuchs knows, bike riders are more susceptible to serious injuries and/or death in the event of a… read more

Safety Tips for Bikers and Motorcyclists

Posted in Bicycle Accident,Motorcycle Accident,News on May 31, 2016

Bikers and motorcyclists face extraordinary dangers when traveling on Florida roadways with other larger motor vehicles. The simple fact that both bicycles and motorcycles do not provide any type of coverage for their riders means that when an accident occurs, the risk of serious injuries and death is much greater that it is for those… read more

Involved in a Bike Accident? Get Answers to Commonly-Asked Questions

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News on February 15, 2016

All too often, cyclists are overlooked or even missed altogether on Florida roadways. In some cases, automobile drivers do not see them alongside their vehicles and in other instances, drivers simply do not know the rules when it comes to sharing the roadway with cyclists. One thing is for sure — if you or a… read more

Is Walking or Biking actually Safer?

Posted in Accident Involving Children,Bicycle Accident,Car Accident Law,News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on October 6, 2015

Is walking or biking to your destination safer? For everyone who decides to walk or take their bike, this poses questions about which is safer. With the warm temperatures and sunny beach days, Floridians do generally choose to walk, jog, or bike to their destinations. Even though is it better for the environment and saves… read more

Safe Streets Initiative

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News,Personal Injury on April 29, 2014

Florida has been named the worst state in the country when it comes to biker safety, personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale report. A recent survey from the National Alliance for Biking and Walking analyzed data and fatality rates across the country, and found that bicyclists in Florida, along with those from several other states… read more

Failure To Wear A Bike Helmet, Can Lead A Jury To Reduce An Award To An Innocent Bicyclist

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News on September 20, 2012

The Daily Dish is reporting that “Two and a Half Men” actor Jon Cryer was fearful that he had sustained a serious injury in a recent bicycle accident, when he heard his helmet “cracking” when his head hit the pavement. Cryer was participating in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, an 18 mile bike trip, a four mile run… read more

Driver Will Face Negligence Lawsuit In Death of Bicyclist

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News on June 14, 2012

Gothamist.com is reporting that a New York City judge has struck down the conviction of a driver who was found guilty of driving with a suspended license earlier this year that arose out of an accident that is claimed to have led to the death of a bicyclist. The driver, who was parked, is alleged to… read more

Gene Hackman Has Potential Negligence Case After Florida Bicycle Accident

Posted in Bicycle Accident,News on January 12, 2012

CinemaBlend.com reports that actor Gene Hackman was bike riding in the Florida Keys when he was hit by a car. Many bicycle riders have experienced scrapes, bumps, bruises at some time when riding a bike. It is reported that Mr. Hackman, who is 81 years old, was not wearing a helmut. Mr. Hackman was riding his… read more