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Summer Safety Tips for Riders and Drivers Alike

May 23rd, 2018

Safety tips for Bicycle ridingYou can expect to see more people riding bicycles through your local neighborhood and urban streets as the weather heats up. People are more likely to ride a bicycle when the weather is warm than they are in the cold temperatures of fall and winter.

Besides warmer weather, more and more people are using bicycles to travel around town because of their cost and accessibility.  If you live in a larger city you may have even seen some of the Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents

Five Things to Do Following a Bike Accident

January 19th, 2018

woman hurt and scared after a bicycle accidentBicycle versus vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries. Some of these injuries may heal with time, and others can be lifelong. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, you may be interested in seeking compensation from the at-fault party for medical bills and more. The steps you took following your accident will have an impact on the outcome of your case.

Your emotions are obviously heightened following any accident. This can make it difficult … Read more

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Bicycle Safety for Children: Myths Versus Fact

January 9th, 2018

Child riding a new bicycleDid your little one get a new bicycle for the holidays? If so, it’s a good time to remind yourself, and your child, of bicycle safety rules. A great way to do that is to discuss the myths surrounding safe riding. See if your child believes any of these and dispel them if they do.

1. It’s Safer to Ride Facing Traffic

This is an old myth that people have stood by. The fact is that nearly one-fourth of bicycle … Read more

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Avoiding Bicyclists as You Drive

September 29th, 2017

cyclist on a busy roadNo matter how careful you drive, it can be difficult to avoid bicyclists who aren’t obeying the rules of the road. If you are a cyclist, it can be difficult to avoid drivers who aren’t aware of their surroundings. When everyone on the road acts responsibly and looks out for one another, some of the collisions between bicycles and vehicles can be prevented. Here are some of the most common accidents involving bikes and cars and what you can do … Read more

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What to Do After a Bike Accident

September 1st, 2017

Bicycle AccidentIf you are involved in a bicycle versus auto accident, you are understandably shaken. If you are lucky enough to escape the incident with minor injuries, you may be wondering what steps to take. The choices you make following such a collision could determine the outcome of any civil lawsuit you choose to file.

The aftermath of a bike accident is not that different from what needs to happen after a car accident. Follow these tips should you find yourself … Read more

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Seeking Damages After a Bicycle Accident

June 7th, 2017

bicycle accidentMany people believe that biking is a safer mode of transportation than, say, driving a vehicle. It makes sense: Bicycles do not travel as fast, they aren’t permitted on highways and, in a pinch, can be maneuvered into tighter spaces. All of that said, bicycle accident do occur, and they occur frequently.

When a person is involved in a bicycle accident, especially an accident with a motor vehicle, they may sustain catastrophic injuries. In some instances, bicycle accidents are so … Read more

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Most Common Questions Lawyers Hear After a Bicycle Accident

September 26th, 2016

Bicycle accidentIt is not unusual for people to have questions after they have been involved in an accident. This is especially true when that accident is bicycle versus vehicle. Most people have a misconception that if a bike and car are involved in an accident, the driver is always at fault. This is not the case. Here are the most common questions we receive after a bicycle versus vehicle accident.

1. I was ‘doored’; who is liable?

If you ride … Read more

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Common for Bicyclists

August 12th, 2016

man on bicycleEarlier in the year, Dave Mirra was found dead of what was eventually ruled a suicide. The BMX star left those behind questioning why he would have ever considered killing himself. By all accounts, he was a healthy and happy man. Eventually, his death began to be tentatively linked with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The degenerative brain condition occurs when people are victim of repeated head impacts.

While CTE may not have killed Mirra, it certainly contributed to … Read more

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Keeping Your Kids Safe on Their Bikes

June 8th, 2016

child wearing helmet and keeping kids safe whie riding a bicycleEvery parent has an innate desire to keep their children safe. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and injuries occur. The weather has turned warmer and parents are encouraging their little ones to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. For many children, this enjoyment includes bicycle riding.

Bike riding is a fun and healthy way to exercise, but a bike is not a toy. Technically-speaking, a bicycle is a vehicle and should be treated as such. Keep your kids safe on … Read more

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A Quick Bicycle Helmet Refresher

September 2nd, 2015

bicycle rider need of helmetYou know that your child is required to wear a helmet while riding their bicycle. You may even wear a helmet yourself when you are out on your two wheels. Knowing what you should be doing, and even doing it, does not mean that it is being done correctly. Brush up on your knowledge with the following helmet how-to.

Proper Fit

Never go to the store and buy the first helmet that you see. Even if your little one is … Read more

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