Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA
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News and information about bicycle safety issues and bike accident claims in California from Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Steven M. Sweat.  
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Roaming Dogs Killed Cyclist Dog Owners Pay $300,000 

Roaming Dogs Killed Cyclist Dog Owners Pay $300,000  | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
A six-figure settlement was reached earlier this month between the family of a man killed by dogs and the dogs’ owners. The civil suit was brought in Christian County, south of Springfield, about a year and a half after an elderly man was likely mauled by two boxers while riding his bike.
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This is a tragic situation that happens all too often.  People let their dogs just roam free, along comes a cyclist just trying to have a good ride and he or she gets attacked.  Many times this just results in injury but, this time it resulted in a tragic death. Although the article doesn't say, it is my suspicion based upon years of representing cyclists in these and other accident scenarios, that $300,000 was the limit on the homeowner's insurance policy for the dog owner.  Obviously, this doesn't replace a life but, it does give the family some financial compensation and has a deterrent effect on curbing same or similar incidents in the future.

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Campaign focuses on bicycle, pedestrian safety

Campaign focuses on bicycle, pedestrian safety | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
National and state transportation leaders are on a campaign to eliminate bicycle and pedestrian deaths. (Campaign focuses on bicycle, pedestrian safety | The News-Press ...: National and state transportation leaders...
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As a California bicycle attorney, I am glad to see efforts at the local, state and national level to increase awareness and improve upon bicycle safety.      This piece highlights various campaigns by departments of transportation to do just that.  


For more information on bike safety and accident claim assistance in California: Call toll free: 866-229-0101.

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Every lane is a bike lane

Every lane is a bike lane | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
  In the spirit of sharing the road, Metro launched the "Every lane is a bike lane" campaign in late March to increase motorists’ awareness of cyclists’ rights to the road. Not everyone—both m...
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Great to see the "Every lane is a bike lane" campaign going in full force here in Los Angeles.  As an L.A. bike lawyer, I find that one of the main causes of bicycle accidents is a failure to share the road between bike riders and motor vehicle operators. 

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Bespoke bicycles spark craft revival of custom built bikes

Bespoke bicycles spark craft revival of custom built bikes | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Sales of bikes in the UK are up. But not everyone is content with buying a mass-produced bicycle. Some are looking for something different, which is helping the revival of the craft of bike building.
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As a California bike attorney, I appreciate the comeback of custom built bicycles.  

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