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Category: Law

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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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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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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What Bicycle Riders Should Know if They Are Struck at a Crosswalk

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Law,Safety

Cyclists, like motor vehicle drivers, must understand and obey the rules of the road to minimize the risk of injury. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bike in a crosswalk, a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer can analyze whether you can pursue a claim for injuries. Driving Rules for Cyclists When you…

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Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to cut taxes for US bike-share commuters

Posted on April 4, 2014 in Bicycle News,Law

US Senator Chuck Schumer has attached an amendment to an upcoming tax bill currently being developed in the US Senate. While there is no guaranty that the amendment will be passed, it’s heartening to note that policymakers are taking urban cycling issues to heart. “Bike-share programs are an efficient, healthy, and clean form of mass…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 22108 (Duration of Signal)

Posted on March 3, 2014 in Law,Safety

Did you know?  Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 22108, “Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled [ ] before turning.”   This gives other cyclists and drivers around you (hopefully) enough time to become aware that you are about to turn and…

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