What to Do after a Bicycle Accident

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Bicycle riders are at great risk of being seriously injured when accidents occur involving motor vehicles. While motor vehicle operators are protected by the vehicle itself, bicyclists are much more vulnerable when serious accidents occur. Although there are some important safety steps that bicyclists can take, bicycle accidents still occur at an alarmingly high rate.… Read More »

The Danger of Poorly Maintained Bicycle Paths

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Some cities in Florida are making efforts to become more friendly to cyclists, but many cities and areas of Florida are not making these issues a priority yet. Even in some cities where efforts have been made to increase safety for bicyclists, bicycle paths are often left unmaintained which leaves bicyclists in a compromised position.… Read More »

Bicycle Accidents Involving Drivers Without Insurance

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In a large number of bicycle accidents, the resulting damage and injuries are covered by the responsible driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, sometimes accident occurs when the responsible driver does not have insurance. In these situations, a person is fortunately not always out of luck. If a bicyclist has an automobile insurance policy, there is a… Read More »

What You Need to Know About E-Bikes in Florida

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An increasing trend in Florida cycling is the use of e-bikes or electronic-assisted bicycles, which require a rider to pedal to power the bike’s motor. Unlike motorcycles, e-bikes lack hand throttles. Some of the e-bikes that are available in Florida, however, are capable of being powered even if a rider does not pedal. There are… Read More »

The Role of Bicycle Lights During Day Time

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A few years ago, it was the rare extra cautious bicyclist who decided to use a blinking light on their bicycle. Many people previously thought that daytime lights were unnecessary because the lights were not easily noticeable. In reality, however, there are some distinct advantages to be gained through the use of bicycle lights and… Read More »

Appreciating the Danger of Dooring Accidents

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One of the most common types of bicycle accidents is “dooring”, which occurs when a bicyclist is struck by a car door. These accidents most frequently occur when bicyclists are riding next to parked vehicles and a passenger inside the vehicle suddenly opens a car door, which creates a sudden and unexpected obstacle in a… Read More »

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 »

Florida Golf Cart Laws: Five things you need to know

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Florida is home to a thriving population of urban and suburban swelling people. There are 30 different metro areas in our state which house over 15 million people, making Florida one of the most urbanized states in the county behind only New York and California. This makes Florida an exciting place to live — constantly… Read More »