Can I file a claim for a triathlon bicycle accident in Florida?

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There are plenty of perks to living in Central Florida — chief among them being the year-round presence of warm, sunny weather. With temperatures rarely dropping below 70 degrees in your traditional winter months like January and February, life is meant to be lived outside in Central Florida. This specifically rings true here in Lake… Read More »

Why the Van Fleet Trail is my favorite

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When my wife Joan and I decided to move to Florida in 2003, I had two requirements. First, that we would not move south of Orlando (I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale), and second, that I would be close to a bike trail. We decided on Lake County, in part, because there were three long… Read More »

Debunking the myth: Florida bicycle lanes are “designed to kill”

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Last year, South Florida newspaper The Sun-Sentinel published a guest opinion piece titled “South Florida bike lanes — designed to kill?” by Larry Horist. Like many Florida residents, Mr. Horist is a northern transplant — specifically from Chicago — who’s come to soak in the sun and has some ideas on how residents should ride… Read More »

Three areas in Florida you have to bicycle and hike

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Before going any further, let’s set the record straight now: Florida is the flattest state in the country. In a study conducted by geographer Jerry Dobson and published in the Geographical Review, Florida was given the crown over some worthy competitors like Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. This is especially true in South Florida where Broward,… Read More »

Tips for bicycle riders during Leesburg Bikefest

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From Altoona to Yalaha, there are plenty unique pockets of people who live in Lake County. But perhaps nothing is quite as unique as the influx of people Leesburg gets every spring during the Leesburg Bikefest. This weekend thousands of motorcycle riders will flood the streets of Leesburg for three days of drinks, music and some… Read More »

Tips for Cycling Safely on Rural Roads

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If you’re a cycling enthusiast, you know how great it feels to be out in the open road on your bicycle, fresh air blowing through your hair. If you ride on city or relatively urban streets, you may pay attention to different things; here are some safety tips for times when you’re lucky enough to… Read More »

Bicyclists should not ride against the flow of traffic

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I’m an avid bicyclist and bike accident attorney here in Central Florida. The other day I received a phone call  from a guy who was hit by a car while riding his bike.  He was severely injured and he was very upset because the police officer put him at fault for the accident on the… Read More »

4 Ways to avoid a Central Florida bicycle accident

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If you are an avid biker the scariest moment is when you come up on a car or truck that is making a right-hand turn from a side street, parking lot or business.   For those us who frequently ride – the scariest moment is when there is a vehicle pulling up or ready to… Read More »