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When Is a Turning Movement Illegal? ©

Turning movements not only include the typical 90º turning movement, but also lane changes. California Vehicle Code §22107 states: “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course ...
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Bicyclists Can Recover Justice from an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

Bicyclists Can Recover Justice from an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist I’ve previously written about the need to obtain strong insurance coverage, especially Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist ...
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Made in the USA: Part II

How Consumers and Bicycle Retailers Can Avoid Defective Foreign Bicycles In 2012, the U.S. imported over seven million bicycles, primarily from China and Taiwan. While many of these bicycles appear ...
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Corporate Culture and Bicyclists: Part 3 of 3 Nonprofit Law and Ethics©

Here in Southern California, we in the bicycling community are fortunate to have a wide array of nonprofit organizations that represent our interests in a variety of ways. These groups not only ...
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Corporate Culture and Bicyclists: Part 2 of 3 Nonprofit Law and Ethics©

Here in Southern California, we in the bicycling community are fortunate to have a wide array of nonprofit organizations that represent our interests in a variety of ways. These groups not only ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 3 Damages

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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Great Cause, Great Fun - SDMBA ARCH Ride 2017

As many of you know, the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) "ARCH" ride was last Saturday, April 9th. It's their annual fundraiser and quite an exciting and eye opening ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 2 Who may Claim Damages?

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 1 Proving Fault

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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Bike Safety and Handling with Rick Schultz©

Rick Schultz is a USA Cycling (USAC) level 2 Coach and certified power based trainer, a bicycling safety and maintenance expert, a cycle fitter, a prolific product reviewer, and an engineer by trade. ...
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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part III: Admitting Evidence at Trial©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part III: Admitting Evidence at Trial © By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ...
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The Economics of Justice in a Small Bicycle Injury Case©

It's common to receive phone calls seeking legal representation for "small" bicycle injury cases. My intent in this article is to give you a realistic perspective, so you can decide how ...
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Grass Roots Bicyclist Advocacy

Avid cyclists are aware of the need for legislative and local changes to promote bicycle safety. This article is a primer on organizing as modeled by the author's experience with the San Diego ...
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10 Tips for Cyclists: Don't Get "Doored"©

10 TIPS FOR CYCLISTS: DON'T GET "DOORED"© Getting "doored"--or crashing into the carelessly opened door of a parked vehicle while on your bike--is no fun, but it is ...
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The Door Zone Debate

I would like to comment on pending legislation affecting bicyclists (prompted by a helpful email from Bill Nesper from the League of American Bicyclists). Specifically, a section has been added to the ...
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13 Ways to Help Win Your Personal Injury Bicycle Case©

Communicate regularly by e-mail and telephonic appointments, as well as schedule in-person appointments with Mr. Duquette to discuss your case. Avoid posting Face Book or other social media internet ...
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A Victim's Guide to Sentencing Alternatives

Many bicyclists and pedestrians fall victim to criminal conduct in the process of being injured. In many cases the first thought the defendant will have is not how to compensate the victim, but how to ...
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Bicycle Light Law at Dark

As the fall leaves change colors, the days get shorter. This means it gets dark earlier. Because many bicyclists commute to work or play, its good to refresh ourselves on the laws that apply to ...
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Recovering Money for an Athlete's Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Money is often the only justice an injury victim can receive, as we can't lock up careless drivers-unless the act was criminal. One form of recovery is: " loss of enjoyment of life". By ...
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The Defense Medical Exam

The Defense Medical Exam: Say you’re whacked by a car while out on a ride. You’re hurt, maybe even have fractured bones. The motorists fault is clear, but the insurance company still ...
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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

Richard Duquette was interviewed by Craig Zelent with the Triathlon Club of San Diego: I had the pleasure recently of talking to Richard Duquette, Bicycle attorney, triathlete and longtime sponsor, ...
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Bicycling and Drugged Drivers

Since California first legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes with Proposition 215 in 1996, there has been a growing national movement towards full legalization. In 2012, Colorado and Washington ...
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Calculating Pain & Suffering

The law provides for two forms of damages in most bicycle injury cases – Economic and Non- Economic damages. These damages equal justice. Economic Damages are hard losses like medical bills, and ...
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The Three Feet for Safety Act: "Proving a Violation"

In an effort to increase Safety on California roadways, Governor Brown recently signed into law AB1371, effective September 16, 2014. The new law requires a three-foot buffer by motorists passing a ...
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Suing a Drunk Driver

Recently I settled what initially looked like a small case for a triathlete/cyclist. We were fortunate to receive the defendant's full insurance policy limits. I believe this was because the ...
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