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BICYCLIST AWARDED $300,000 FROM RUNNER FOR COLLISION

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The foremost goal of Ted Zelman Bike Law is the safety of bicyclists, as well as motorcyclists and pedestrians, on Florida roads and trails. We provide news and information pertinent to bike riders. We also provide advice and legal representation to those who have been injured as a result of a bike crash.

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Ted Zelman has over thirty years experience representing the interests of Florida bicyclists who have been injured in bike accidents. He is a member of the Florida. Justice Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been honored as a Florida Super Lawyer every year since 2010. Ted Zelman is also active in the cycling, running and triathlon community and is a veteran competitor in these sports.

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Obeying the rules of the road is essential. Ted Zelman Bike Law will help you by explaining laws that pertain to bicyclists and others on the road. This video shows the potentially catastrophic consequences that can occur when you do not obey the law.

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.

Testimony revealed the jogger was hard of hearing and was not wearing his hearing aids. He testified he did not hear a warning from the bicyclist. However, the jogger did not testify that he looked behind him before making a U-turn.

The lesson here is that serious injuries can occur in bicycle accidents at relatively low speeds and without involvement of a motor vehicle. Be careful.

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