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Hit and Run Drivers and Bicycle Accidents

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling Advocacy on Monday, August 01, 2016.

The statistics on hit and run accidents are prodigious.  The conduct of drivers who leave the scene is absurd and preposterous.  A motorist causing a crash and injuring another person is regrettable.  Choosing to leave the scene, commonly called, "hit and run", without rendering aid to the injured party is senseless, depraved and immoral. 

Sadly, this heinous behavior happens prolifically in Florida, especially with pedestrian and bicycling victims.

Police Report a Must for All Cyclists Hit by a Vehicle

Posted by Chris Burns in Florida Bicycle Laws on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

As an attorney who defends the rights of cyclists, all too often I am contacted by an injured bicyclist whose legal rights have been severely compromised by the failure to get a police report. The cyclist recites a story about how the accident happened that seems “straightforward”.  The fault of the motorist seems obvious.  But without a police report, the story frequently becomes anything but clear.