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.
A new government report tells us what bicycle riders in Florida already know: Florida is a dangerous place to ride a bike!
I was recently interviewed by Fox 4 News concering bicycle safety and recent bicycle accidents in this area. Here is the link to the interview.
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.
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.
The Fort Myers newspaper recently reported on the aftermath of a serious bike accident. Here is that article.
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.
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.
Lance Armstrong last won the Tour de France in 2005. He remains the most important bicyclist in the United States.