It’s a split second of distraction for a car driver who forgets you are there. This is a typical story: Person finds bicycle and body the next morning. https://www.tampabay.com/news/breaking-news/2021/09/16/bicyclist-killed-in-ruskin-hit-and-run-driver-sought-hillsborough-officials-say/ Every week I see a bicycle driver driving against the traffic either in a “bicycle lane” (either real or imagined) or just on the right side […]
As I have been saying for 36 years…. it’s not an “accident” if someone is at fault.
Recently an article in the publication box highlighted a wonderful new book by the author Jesse Singer. The book is called “There Are No Accidents.” I won’t bore you with my writing so here’s a link to the article: https://www.vox.com/23016529/there-are-no-accidents-jessie-singer What is obvious, is the numbers of deaths are staggering. Each day approximately 90 people […]
Another Victim of the Billboard/TV Settlement Lawyers
I received a call from a young woman who along with her husband were desperate to get information about their case. she recounted how a family member had suggested she hire a lawyer from a TV ad. After hiring them, she was panicking because she had been with the “lawyer” for three weeks, was told […]
Why Tobacco Companies and Other Companies Are Punished for Lies They Tell Us.
Recently, the conservative Fifth District Court of Appeals based in Orlando, Florida, ruled a $16,000,000 punitive damages award is not excessive against R.J. Reynolds tobacco company. Many of you might say: “wow that is a lot of money.” However, you should know that tobacco company, after lying for 60 years to the American public, only […]
What to do after a Hit and Run on Your Bicycle.
So often, bicycle commuters and riders have crashes with a car that drives off. If you don’t have a video camera on your helmet or bicycle, you seem to be out of luck. No, you’re not. I have been helping people on bicycles get recoveries for 35 years and I know ways of getting paid […]
GET YOUR PAPER TITLE NOW….
There are times when you need to have your paperwork in your hand so you can sell your vehicle. All Florida vehicle sales from dealers involve “electronic titles” when there’s a loan on the vehicle. That’s all well and good, but if you are one of the 1,081 car crashes in Florida every day, then […]
Why We Must Do Something
The reason our road infrastructure must change. You are the one to do something. Vote. This slaughter on our roads has got to stop. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/index.html https://www.nhtsa.gov/crash-data-systems/crash-report-sampling-system-crss https://www.statista.com/topics/3708/road-accidents-in-the-us/
Overcoming the Obstacles in Your Bicycle Injury Claim
There are several obstacles you will encounter when making a recovery for an injury on your bicycle. Understanding the source of each and the reasons why they should be overcome/ignored are important. After an injury from a bicycle, you can feel frustrated by all the obstacles to recovery- monetary and physical. Here are the ones […]
“Independent” Medical Exams: How Insurance Companies Avoid Responsibility for a Real Injury
The above graphic is from an article from the Colliers magazine written in the 1905 and 1906 by Samuel Hopkins Adams. It was about fake medicines or “snake oils” and other unscientific “medicines” which were being sold nationwide causing damage in some cases but in all cases stealing money from sick […]
Let’s enforce the “Safe Distance” Law Now
How many of you, cycling on public roads, would like to see cars pass you, your friends and family with a safe distance? How many of you have heard about the”3 Feet Rule”? How many of you know (from personal experience or otherwise) cars don’t pass 3 feet away from cyclists? How many of you […]
How Do I Pick Lawyer for My Case?
If you Googled the title of this article and came here, there’s a reason. You’ve had an injury from a crash and have spoken with the infamous “insurance adjuster” person. The other insurance company may be telling you “We haven’t established liability yet.” or “We need to talk to our insured.” You are probably thinking: […]