Bicycle Accidents

What to Do After an Electric Bike Accident in Clearwater, FL

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

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

What Are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Tampa Bay?

As gas prices increase, more people turn to their bikes for their daily commute. And why not? It’s good for your health, good for the environment, and good for your wallet.  But before you dust off your helmet and join the pedaling masses, stop to consider if riding your bicycle is the safest option. According… read more

Should You Ride Your Bike on the Sidewalk in Tampa, FL?

On the surface, a bicycle may not seem complicated, but it holds an interesting legal status as a vehicle propelled by human power. This means a bicyclist is subject to both vehicular and pedestrian laws.  State and local laws also vary when it comes to bicycles. First, cyclists should be aware of the laws so… read more

It’s Bike Safety Month. Here Are Tips for Riders & Drivers.

Every May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosts Bicycle Safety Month to remind both riders and drivers how to share the road. As avid bikers, our team at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers fully supports this awareness and education effort. Though this May looks nothing like any of us could have imagined, we… read more

Huge Bike Crash Verdict Shows Cars Aren’t The Only Issue

A South Florida man paralyzed in a bike crash received a multimillion-dollar verdict in Palm Beach County last week. James Schnurr, now 67, an accountant and former government official, received a damage award of $41 million after a jury trial in state court. Most bike crash cases involve motor vehicles. Schnurr’s case was different: he… read more

Bike To Work Day is May 17th-Are You Participating?

Our attorneys at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers are avid cyclists and are excited to celebrate the upcoming event in May for National Bike Month. Across the nation, cyclists and non-cyclists alike join together to celebrate a variety of biking events, including the popular Bike to Work Day. In 2019, as Bike to Work Week… read more

Study Shows Media Reports on Bicyclist Deaths are Biased

Consider the difference between these two sentences from a hypothetical news story describing the same event: The bicyclist entered the intersection and was struck by a car. The car’s driver made a right turn on red and struck a bicyclist using the crosswalk. The phrasing of sentence number one suggests the bicyclist’s choices caused the… read more

Worrisome Trends Revealed In Latest Bicycle Safety Study

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association just released a major report on bike safety. Rather than analyzing brand new data, the report reviewed fatal crash data from 1975 to 2015 in detail to try and figure out trends. Overall, the news is not good. Bike fatalities declined steadily year after year until 2010. Since then, they’ve… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Sponsors 2017 Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge

We are proud to announce that Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is the main Title Sponsor of the5th Annual Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge, an event we have sponsored all five years of its existence. The event takes place October 7th and 8th at Highlander Park in Dunedin and is open to riders of all ages. Cyclocross… read more