Category: Bicycle Accidents

October 28, 2016

Giro bicycle helmet makers show what happens to your head (and brain) after a bike crash It’s October in Michigan and Indian summer is just wrapping up. As I write this, the forecast for tomorrow is near 70 degrees and people are still riding their bikes, even as the fall colors change and football season …

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October 21, 2016

MI bicycle safety legislation also requires drivers’ education curriculum to include emphasis on bicycle laws and awareness On October 20, 2016, the Michigan Senate by a nearly unanimous vote approved a package of bicycle safety bills that will, among other things, require motorists to allow at least a 5-foot “safe distance” when passing bicyclists on …

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October 12, 2016

Follow these tips to reduce your risk of being injured in a bike crash Last week, I wrote about a proposed law that would require drivers to allow five feet for safe passing when bicyclists are on the road. It’s likely this law, and accompanying bicycle safety bills will pass. And as an injury attorney, …

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October 5, 2016

MI Senate Judiciary Committee approves MI bicycle law bills requiring motorists to allow a 5-foot “safe distance” when passing bicyclists How much space should motorists give to bicyclists when passing? Two Michigan state senators and a Senate Committee have recently reached this conclusion: The “safe distance” for passing should be “at least 5 feet to …

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June 8, 2016

When other drivers report erratic driving, lives can potentially be saved As an auto accident attorney, I frequently write about bicycle safety and the extreme importance of drivers of cars being aware of just how vulnerable bicyclists are on the roads. That vulnerability has been tragically exemplified in a terrible wreck that occurred yesterday evening …

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May 30, 2016

What drivers need to know about bicycle lanes and preventing car accidents involving cyclists   Happy Memorial Day, everybody. For a quick refresh on Memorial Day safe driving tips to prevent car accidents, take a look at our Friday blog post. Today I’d like to discuss bicycle safety, as it’s warming up outside and with …

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May 20, 2016

Whether you ride a bike for work or play, these safety rules could save your life May weather is when most people who love to bike start hitting the roads, even if it feels more like February at times here in Michigan than it does almost June. May is also National Bike Month. In addition, …

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August 6, 2015

This Kickstarter bike helmet by Lumos has brake lights and turn signals! As an auto accident lawyer helping many bicyclists who are hit by cars, I often write about the law, bicycle safety and the latest in helmet technology in the fight to prevent concussion and traumatic brain injury. The latest bit of news is …

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April 22, 2015

Volvo continues to make headlines for its technology geared toward preventing accidents on the road. I recently wrote about Volvo’s amazing new braking system that can stop fully-loaded commercial semi trucks safely on a dime. Today we’re talking bicycle safety. Volvo is helping nighttime cyclists defend themselves against whizzing cars with its new “Life Paint,” …

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