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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21453 (Steady Red Light)

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code requires a cyclist facing a steady red light to come to a complete stop at a marked limit line, or if none is present, before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection (CVC 21453).  If there is neither a marked limit line nor a crosswalk, a cyclist must stop before entering…

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California Bicycle Law of the Day (CVC 21650)

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Blog

The California Vehicle Code requires bicycles to ride the same direction as traffic. (CVC 21650)  If a cyclist finds himself or herself on the wrong block of a one-way street, he or she should walk the bicycle (unless sidewalk riding is safe and legal in that municipality). Riding a bicycle against traffic has been shown to…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21208 Permitted Movement from Bicycle Lane

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code allows bicycles to leave the bicycle lane in several circumstances, including, but not limited to (1) when overtaking and passing another bicycle, vehicle, or pedestrian, (2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway, and (3) to avoid debris or other hazardous conditions. (CVC 21208). However, a cyclist leaving the…

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Bicycle-Accident Cases: Independent/Defense Medical Exams

Posted on September 30, 2014 in About the process

In many bicycle-accident injury cases, the insurance company will eventually demand that the injured cyclist attend a medical examination with a doctor of the insurance company’s own choosing.  The insurance company has a right to demand one such examination pursuant to California’s Code of Civil Procedure. The insurance company likes to refer to these examinations as…

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About Lawsuits

Posted on August 31, 2014 in Law

Filing the Lawsuit   In some cases, a cyclist and their lawyer may agree that filing a lawsuit is necessary in order to obtain fair financial compensation for the injured cyclist.  These lawsuits are filed in civil court and are sometimes known as “personal injury” or “tort” lawsuits.  The first stage is typically the filing…

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78-Year-Old SF Cyclist Is Hit By Metro Bus With No S1 Guard

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Bicycle News

SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi details a horrible incident last fall where an elderly man carrying full bags of recyclables was involved in a collision with the municipal bus where the victim was crushed beneath the rear of the bus due to it not being outfitted with “S1 Gard” protectors, which keep cyclists from falling in the…

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Accident Claims

Posted on April 21, 2014 in Bicycle News,Law,Safety

If you or someone you care about was injured in a bicycle accident, an experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Determining Who is Responsible for Bicycle Accident Injuries Reckless and negligent drivers pose a serious risk of injury and death to bicycle riders. If you were struck and injured…

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