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Bicycle Accident Deaths On The Rise

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As the weather gets warmer and people make more time to be outside, more and more bicyclists find themselves riding alongside drivers. While bicyclists have every right to be on the road, they are incredibly vulnerable to possible negligence from drivers. A single side-swipe by a distracted driver can be a matter of life-and-death… Read More »

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The Difference Between “Operational” And “Planning-Level” Functions When Filing A Personal Injury Claim Against The Government

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Personal injury lawsuits against government entities are often more complex than similar claims against private property owners. The government typically enjoys broad “sovereign immunity” from lawsuits. Florida law does make an exception for torts and similar negligent acts by state employees. But this exception only applies to “operational” functions as opposed to discretionary or… Read More »

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How A Negligent Driver’s Conduct Can Let Their Own Insurance Company Off The Hook

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A personal injury award following a serious accident can often come to several hundred thousand dollars. Most defendants cannot rely solely on insurance to cover such damages. Indeed, many Florida drivers only carry about $10,000 in bodily injury liability coverage. In many cases, the insurance company will agree to pay the maximum coverage available… Read More »

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Understanding the Risks for Teen Bicyclists

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Sadly, Local 10 News recently reported that a teen bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Bal Harbour early on a recent weekend evening. According to Miami-Dade police, the 14-year-old boy was crossing Collins Avenue around 6 p.m. when he was struck by a car traveling northbound. Authorities have asserted that the driver… Read More »

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May was National Bike Month – Safely Sharing the Road as Bicyclists

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Did you know that the month of May is National Bike Month? During this month, bicyclists throughout the nation celebrate the many benefits of cycling. And here in Florida, with year-round beautiful weather and mild temperatures that are pleasing to local residents and out-of-town visitors alike, it is no surprise that so many people… Read More »

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Avoiding Accidents as a Bicyclist

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Local 10 News recently reported that a bicyclist was struck by a Palm Beach County school bus on a recent Tuesday morning in Delray Beach. Fortunately, there were no children on the bus at the time of the early morning accident, which closed down the roadway for several hours during the crash investigation. Authorities… Read More »

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Florida Ranked Top of the List for Worst State to Ride a Bicycle – Again

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The Sunshine State continues to dominate the rankings as the state most likely to be killed on a bicycle, according to recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study shows that Florida had some 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people, which is nearly 60 percent higher than the closest states statistics. The… Read More »

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