Cyclists Tip: Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage Onto Your Auto Policy
Mark Roman | November 23, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Cyclists involved in automobile accidents can sustain catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. A bicyclist does not have the protection of a metal frame and airbags when struck by a motor vehicle. Stacking uninsured motorist coverage on your auto policy could help you cover the expenses caused by a negligent driver. What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage? Florida… read more
Can a Cyclist Wear Headphones While Riding a Bike in Florida?
Mark Roman | November 14, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Music can make a long commute or workout more bearable. You might want be tempted to add headphones if you use your bike to exercise or travel to work. However, wearing headphones while cycling isn’t only a bad idea from a safety standpoint — it’s also illegal. If a law enforcement officer catches you with… read more
Can E-Bikes or Electric Bicycles Be Ridden On Florida Sidewalks?
Mark Roman | November 10, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
According to Florida Statute §316.20655, an electric bicycle or the rider of an electric bicycle has all the rights and privileges of a bicycle or bicyclist. The statute allows an electric bicycle to be operated anywhere bicycles can ride, including but not limited to: Therefore, if a bicyclist can ride on the sidewalk, the operator… read more
How Often Should a Cyclist Replace Their Bike Helmet?
Mark Roman | November 6, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
While everyone is aware of the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, many cyclists are unaware helmets must also be replaced every so often. Benefits of Wearing a Bicycle Helmet From the time children are taught to ride bikes, they are also taught the importance of wearing a helmet. Helmets can provide significant protection from… read more
Bicycle Accidents in Florida: A Client Testimonial
Mark Roman | October 27, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 6,403 bicycle accidents across the state in 2021. Those accidents resulted in 195 fatalities and a significantly higher number of injuries. Unfortunately, when a bicyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the bicyclist usually suffers the brunt of… read more
Suffering a Ruptured Spleen in a Bike Accident Is Serious
Mark Roman | July 6, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
A bicycle ride can be a relaxing way to have fun and get some exercise. But it can also be a terrifying experience if you get injured. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), over 300,000 bike riders were injured in 2020. One particularly dangerous type of injury that few people are familiar with is… read more
Can I Get Arrested in Florida for DUI While Riding My Bicycle?
Mark Roman | June 22, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Florida traffic laws require bicyclists to follow traffic rules when riding their bikes on New Port Richey streets and roads. Riders can be arrested for bicycle DUI if they ride their bicycles while under the influence. Bicyclists could face criminal and civil penalties for drunk bicycling. What Are the DUI Laws in Florida? A person… read more
The Most Important Bicycle Laws in Florida
Mark Roman | June 15, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists are particularly at risk of injury in traffic accidents. As a bicyclist, you should know and obey all of the bicycle laws in Florida. Although all of the laws are important, some are more relevant than others. Bicycles Are Classified as Vehicles Under Florida law, bicycles are considered vehicles. This means bicyclists have to… read more
What to Do After an Electric Bike Accident in Clearwater, FL
Mark Roman | May 5, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
A bicycle accident can cause physical and mental trauma. After a manual or electric bike accident, you could face injuries ranging from road rash to paralysis. The steps you take after an e-bike accident could determine your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Yet most bike riders do not know what to do after… read more
What You Need to Know About Florida e-Bike Laws
Alejandra Prado | March 17, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Florida laws regarding e-bikes changed in July 2020. Prior to the change, Florida law classified e-bikes along with manual pedaling bicycles, giving riders of e-bikes the same responsibilities and rights as regular bike riders. Now, under Florida HB 971, e-bikes are placed in their own classification. Understanding which classification your e-bike falls into can help… read more