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Fort Myers Personal Injury Law Blog

BICYCLIST AWARDED $300,000 FROM RUNNER FOR COLLISION

In July 2015, a jury in Roanoke, Virginia awarded $300,000 to a bicyclist for injuries she sustained in a collision with a jogger. The incident occurred on a greenway. The jogger and the bicyclist were traveling in the same direction. The jogger was in front of the bicyclist. The jogger made a U-turn into the path of the bicyclist who collided with the jogger. The bicyclist crashed and sustained a significant head injury.

The Importance of Uninsured Motorist Insurance for Bicyclists

Uninsured motorist insurance is something that you buy as part of your auto insurance. It provides benefits when you are injured as a result of a motorist's actions.

TRIATHLETE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BIKE CRASH. MOTORIST RECEIVES NO TICKET

Robert Vigorito is a retired neuroscientist, and a long time triathlete and race organizer. He was seriously injured in a bike accident in Bonita Springs, Florida.

WHY DON'T MOTORISTS WHO INJURE OR KILL BICYCLISTS GET PROSECUTED?

So many clients and their loved ones are upset that the motorists that injure or even kill bicyclists are not prosecuted criminally. It is very rare even in traffic fatalities, for a motorist to be charged with any crime other than DUI or hit and run.

DOES THE RELEASE I SIGNED PREVENT ME FROM MAKING A CLAIM?

Erick Plancher was a star football player at Naples Lely High School who went on to play at the University of Central Florida. At an August practice before his freshman year, Erick collapsed and ultimately died from the effects of sickle cell disease.

THE LEGAL TROUBLES OF LANCE ARMSTRONG

Lance Armstrong last won the Tour de France in 2005. He remains the most important bicyclist in the United States.

    Since admitting using performance enhancing drugs Armstrong's legal situation has become complicated and expensive. He has been defending multiple suits that endanger a fortune that was estimated to be more than $100 million. The suits are based on Armstrong obtaining money under false pretenses.

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