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​My perspective on representing bicycle crash victims forever changed after being hospitalized from a devastating bicycle accident.

— Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney Chris Burns

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Bicycle Accident Cases I've Handled

Over the past 25 years I have successfully handled hundreds of cycling cases. Here’s a few examples of bicycle cases I’ve handled.

  • ​Bicycle accident injuries caused by the negligence or reckless acts of others
  • Wrongful deaths involving bicyclists
  • Bicycle equipment defects - broken stems, forks, frames, quick-releases, handlebars, seatposts, etc.
  • Injuries involving cars and bicycles
  • Accidents between bicycles and trucks
  • Motorcycle accidents with bicycles
  • Motorists “buzzing” cyclists
  • Road defects causing cycling accidents - potholes, dangerous road gratings, and unsafe man-hole covers
  • Property damage claims of cyclists
  • Insurance claims of bicyclists

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The Florida Cycling Law Blog

Is Your Expensive Bike Helmet As Safe As Possible?

In 2015 about 81,000 cyclists were seen in U.S. emergency rooms for head injuries related to incidents on their bicycles. In 2016, 840 cyclists died in the U.S. The overwhelming majority suffered a fatal head injury.  The disproportionate number of fatalities involved cyclists who were not wearing a...

Is Your Bicycle Helmet Safe?

While Florida cyclists over the age of 16 are not mandated to wear a helmet, most of us choose to wear one. The reason – SAFETY.  Statistically, the overwhelming majority of cyclists who die in crashes were not wearing a helmet.

E-Bikes and Florida Law

This blog post discusses Florida law applicable to electronic-assist bicycles, frequently called "e-bikes".  E-bikes are usually "pedal-assist" - the cyclist must pedal to receive power from the electric motor.  On this type of e-bike, there is no hand throttle.  European rules require that e-bikes only provide...

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