Have you been riding your bicycle and got hit by a car or motorcycle? Who is responsible for the resulting damage and losses?   What if you were violating the bike laws and the car is also violating traffic laws?

A bike rider is typically presented with several options including the actual road that motor vehicles use, sidewalks, one way roads, roads with bike lanes, roads without bike lanes but with shoulders.  So what are you required to select and what is optional. First, the law requires that when driving on two-way roadways, the bicyclist…

The law requires that you ride in the bicycle lane or if there is no bike lane, as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway .   There are a few exceptions, including where reasonably necessary to avoid any condition or potential conflict, including, but not limited to, a fixed…

YES.   However, sidewalks are also typically shared with pedestrians, skate boarders, parents with baby strollers.  The bicyclist has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.     A bicyclist must yield the right of way to any pedestrian and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing the pedestrian-so use…

If you are over 16 years old, you do not.   If you are younger, you do have to wear a proper helmet.   Obviously, the safety decision of not wearing a helmet is an entirely different matter and the law does not suggest that it is safe to not wear one.   The helmet…

Driving has become more dangerous according to the National Safety Council.    According to the NSC, a nonprofit organization that tracks highway safety, traffic deaths have increased 14%.   This increase followed years of decline.   Both Geico and Allstate will be raising premiums to counter this expenses associated with additional claims.   Industry analysts predict that the increased…

For the most part the rules are the same. However, 18-wheelers and certain type of commercial trucks have their own regulations that will also apply in your accident case if you have the unfortunate scenario of having an accident with an 18-wheeler.

Not necessarily if the fault is clear from the accident. There might not be any need for any witnesses aside from yourself. However, sometimes accidents have two different versions and you might need witnesses. Anytime you have a serious accident you should always see if you can find a witness. Get their name, phone number…

Después un accidente es muy importante obtener información correctamente e inmediatamente. Si tiene lesiones, debes ver un —visitar un medico, pero es necesita obtiene información del abogado, así puede ver un medico competencia. Así que puede recibir su beneficios.

En más situaciones no pienso que es un idea inteligente, porque la persona del seguridad sabe la ley más mejor de ti y no estoy seguro que entiende todo tipo de beneficios y la ley y mucho cosas importante por un resolución bueno para ti.

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