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Bicycle Accidents

Damages Bicyclists Can be Compensated for in an Accident Florida bike accidents can result in very serious injuries that require long periods of medical treatment, physical therapy and missed time from work. If you have sustained injuries in a bike accident, you may be able to recover monetary compensation – not only…

St. Petersburg Bicycles In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle and the bicyclist is a driver. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and must obey the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles. These laws include stopping for stop signs and red lights,…

With consistently warm temperatures and sunny weather, biking season lasts for much of the year in Clearwater, Florida. The surrounding area also boasts a number of bike trails, presenting many riding opportunities for cyclists. Most bicycle accidents are caused by careless and negligent motor vehicle drivers, and when a motor…

Bicycle accidents are a major public health risk for residents of Florida. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida has the highest rate of bicyclist deaths of any state in the nation. Worse still: while most states have been able to make major reductions in the number…

As Florida’s summer season begins to heat up, tourists and residents alike are taking to the road, on their bikes, that is. Although bicycles are not considered motor vehicles under Florida law because they are “muscle powered,” cyclists are generally entitled to the same rights to use the road as…

Bicycle accidents can cause severe injuries – some of which will last a lifetime. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, contact the Dolman Law Group to schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We have decades of success in protecting…

Cyclists face a variety of dangers on the road–the most severe of them being strikes by automobiles. Because bicycles offer much less protection than passenger automobiles, riders are particularly prone to injury and even death from collisions with vehicles. This relative lack of safety also makes the roads themselves more…

Whether you are driving a sedan, scooter, or motorcycle, no traveler is more exposed to injury than a bicyclist. Considering Florida’s abundantly clear skies, many residents and travelers take advantage of the weather to enjoy a bicycle ride down the Clearwater coast. However, riding on busy streets without designated bicycle…

Florida contains a vast network of biking trails that are used 12 months out of the year by recreational and long-distance cyclists alike. Florida also has one of the largest populations of people who use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, per capita. Many of the public transportation commuter…

According to the 2012 National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors[1], 13% of bicycle injuries are caused by road hazards. Bikes are particularly susceptible to accidents caused by road hazards because of their relative instability and thin tires.  Unexpected and abrupt changes in the road surface can be…