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Do I have a lawsuit against a driver who hit me while I was riding my bicycle at night, even though I didn’t have reflective clothing or a headlamp on?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Florida bicycle regulation 316.2065 states that bicyclists who ride between sunset and sunrise are required to have a white light on the front of the bike that is visible for at least 500 feet to the front. Additionally, a red light and red reflector in the rear are required to be visible from a… Read More »

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I Am A Broward County Cyclist. If Another Driver Shows Road Rage Against Me, What Should I Do?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Road rage upon a cyclist is verbal or physical behavior that threatens to interfere with the cyclist’s ability to move and ride safely.  YouTube is flooded with videos of motorists exhibiting road rage towards cyclists by throwing water bottles, tailgating, or honking obnoxiously-in an attempt to run the individual off the road.  If cyclists… Read More »

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How Can Bicyclists Avoid Getting Hit By A Car In Florida?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: How Can Broward County Bicyclists Avoid Getting Hit by a Car? Answer: There are certain tips that every bicyclist should follow to avoid colliding with an automobile driver. The decision to wear a helmet may prevent critical brain injuries, but it will not prevent Broward County bicyclists from getting hit by a car. … Read More »

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A Driver Turned Right Into My Bike And Caused Me To Crash, But The Driver Said I Was In His Blind Spot. Do I Still Have A Claim For Damages?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes. You should have a claim for your damages. Bicycles are considered legal vehicles and have the right to be on the road with moving motor vehicles. Drivers of cars need to be alert and on the lookout for other vehicles, including bicycles, before making right turns or left turns. When drivers fail to… Read More »

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Do Bicyclists Automatically Have The Right-Of-Way?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes and No. Broward County bicyclists often have the right-of-way, but not always. On crosswalks, pedestrians have the right of way over bicyclists. In regard to pedestrians, bicyclists will not be granted the same rights since they are expected to yield to anyone on foot. When bicyclists are involved in a car accident, they… Read More »

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What Damages Are Recoverable In A Bicycle Accident That Left Me Paralyzed?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Following a South Florida bicycle accident that led to a serious injury such as paralysis, it is important that you are aware of all of your legal rights. Bicyclists have the same rights as drivers of motor vehicles. This means that you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and attempt to… Read More »

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My Dad Died In A Bicycle Accident On His Way To Work. Can My Family Go After The Driver Who Was Involved In The Fatal Crash?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

We are saddened to hear of your father’s passing, and wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time. More than likely, you should be able to file a lawsuit against the driver involved in a deadly crash. If it is determined that the driver was negligent, distracted, reckless, impaired, speeding,… Read More »

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What Are Some Of The Most Common Injuries In Bicycle Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While every bicycle accident-related injury will be different, bicyclists are commonly known to suffer bone fractures in accidents. Unfortunately, our bones aren’t able to withstand certain forces put on them. When a bicyclist makes impact with a car or object, the force can cause the bone to break resulting in one of the ten… Read More »

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I’ve Heard Of Cars Showing Road Rage Towards Bicycles. I Recently Heard Of “Bike Rage”. Is It Also True That Bicyclists Show Road Rage To Other Bicyclists? What Causes Bike Rage?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Broward County bike rage is a sad but true phenomenon. When cyclists show rage towards pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, or vehicles, this is considered an act of aggression now referred to as “bike rage”. Bike rage includes hostile behaviors such as hitting or smacking the vehicle, bike, or person, making verbal threats, shouting, obscene gestures,… Read More »

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I’ve Heard From My Broward County Cycling Friends, That Cyclists Are Notorious For Making Mistakes After They’ve Been In An Accident With Another Vehicle. Is That True?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Broward County cyclists frequently make innocent mistakes when involved in an accident with another vehicle. After cyclists get in an accident, they should NEVER make these common mistakes: Never remain silent. Cyclists are well respected for being tough and not complaining. Remember to speak up, report the accident, and call for help! Never accept… Read More »

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