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Can I recover even if the motorist never hit me, but caused me to have an accident?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, most certainly. If a motorist, the driver of a car, causes you to go down on your bicycle or have to lay your bicycle down, even if there’s no interaction or impact between the car and your bicycle, you can certainly pursue a claim and make a recovery for any injuries that were… Read More »

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Do I have the same rights as an operator of a motor vehicle?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes. One who operates a bicycle in the state of Florida has the same rights and responsibilities as those that drive motor vehicles in this state. When you’re operating your bicycle in the state of Florida, whether in your private neighborhood or out on a public road, you have the same rights and responsibilities… Read More »

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Am I allowed to ride my bicycle on the sidewalk?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, the general answer is, in the state of Florida an individual can ride their bicycle on a sidewalk. There are limited circumstances or situations, often in a highly congested city area or highly pedestrian area, where riding your bicycle on the sidewalk may not be permitted. However, most of the time, you can… Read More »

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Are there any special laws that apply to bicyclists in Florida?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes. In the state of Florida, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities of those that are driving motor vehicles or motorists. In addition, bicyclists also have laws that are intended to protect them when they’re operating their bicycle. For example, in the state of Florida, when a car, or a motorist, is passing… Read More »

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