Are there special laws for bicyclists in Florida? Generally speaking, no there are not special laws for bicyclists in the state of Florida. Cyclists who are riding on the roadway in Florida are subject motor vehicle laws. There are certain exceptions such as, there is often a mandate as to where a bicyclist must ride…Read details
What is contributory negligence or comparative responsibility and how does it affect my Florida bicycle injury claim? Bicycles in Florida are considered vehicles, and Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. What that means is that if you are partially at fault or found by a jury or a judge to be partially to blame…Read details
If you suffer an injury as a result of any kind of accident, it is important that you contact a qualified attorney as soon as the incident occurs to that they can ensure that your rights are protected. In the case of an Accident Lutz, consider contacting Butash and Donavan law firm. They will do…Read details
Are bicycle accidents similar to pedestrian accidents? Generally speaking, bicycle accidents are treated more like motor vehicle accidents than pedestrian accidents. When a bicyclist is riding on a Florida road, they are treated as a motorist and they are subject to the laws, the motor vehicle laws of the state. When a person is riding…Read details
Accident Plant City Can I still file a bicycle accident lawsuit even if I violated the law or received a ticket?
Can I still file a bicycle accident lawsuit even if I violated the law or received a ticket? Yes, you can still file a lawsuit even if you violated the law or received a ticket. First, just because you received a ticket does not mean that you are at fault. A police officer arrives on…Read details
Are witnesses important in Florida bicycle accident cases? Yes, witnesses are very important in Florida bicycle accident cases. An independent witness who is not a party to the accident on either side gains a lot of credibility with jurors. One of the best witnesses you can have and you can make sure that it’s with…Read details
Do insurance companies pay medical bills after a Florida bicycle accident? Generally yes, if there is a health insurance provider that has given you services as a result of your bicycle accident they’re going to expect compensation when the settlement is received. One of the things that we do however at Butash and Donovan, is…Read details
Can I sue for my Florida bicycle accident? Yes, you can sue for your Florida bicycle accident. In Florida, cyclists are treated just like motorists and a bicycle is treated like a motor vehicle. Therefore if you’re injured in a bicycle accident, you have the same right to recover as a motorist. You can get…Read details
“Call my attorney!” This is a very empowering thing to say. No matter how adamant or confident you may feel about your situation upon being arrested, know this: You may only have one time to get this right. An error in judgement here or an inadvertent comment or statement can be fatal in the outcome of…Read details
What is child neglect?
Child neglect essentially is the omission of a caregiver to give a child the proper amount of supervision, physical care and/or mental health. That could include a child not being provided with the proper amount of food, water, shelter, clothing and/or medical care should the child be hurt.