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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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Don’t Hang Up Your Wheels

October 30th, 2017

riding a bike in the rainIf you live in Charlotte,  you may be dreading the coming season. Wet, snowy and cold weather may soon be upon us, meaning an end to warm-weather activities. Whether you ride your bicycle to get to work or school or simply ride for pleasure, you might be involved in a sort of countdown to when those wheels get hung up. Not so fast.

If you really want to ride your bike throughout the winter season, you certainly can. All it … 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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Pedaling on the Wrong Side of the Road is Dangerous

January 13th, 2017

Safely ride bicycleWhen you were a child learning how to ride a bike, your parents undoubtedly gave you all sorts of advice. One of the things they may have told you the first time you went rolling down the road by yourself was to ride facing traffic. It makes sense. When you ride on the wrong side of the road, you can see what’s coming.

Unfortunately, and we must apologize to Mom and Dad for saying this: You were given bad advice. … 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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Stay Safe While You Bike to Work

September 23rd, 2016

Girl commuting to work or school by bikePeople are commuting to work and school by bike in larger numbers than ever before. There are a variety of reasons that one may choose to take two wheels instead of four. Some choose to bike as part of an adoption of a greener lifestyle, others do it to stay fit. Many people choose to bike as a way to save money. No matter the reason behind your decision to commute to work in this alternative fashion, it is important … Read more

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