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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part I: Field Diagnostic Tools©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part I: Field Diagnostic Tools © By Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ranging ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 3 - Immunities Shield

Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 3 – Immunities Shield By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing liability ...
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2017 San Diego Mountain Biking Association Archipelago Ride

I'm very excited to be sponsoring the San Diego Mountain Biking Association; they are a great group of people and lots of fun! Every year they have their Archipelago ride, ARCH Ride for short ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 2 - Potholes and Government Land

Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 2 – Potholes and Government Land By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 1 - Procedure

This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing liability against state and local public entities in California. It does not address Federal liability, which is governed by the Federal Tort ...
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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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Duquette Sponsors San Diego Mountain Biking Association

OCEANSIDE, CA. DECEMBER 26, 2016 – On December 13, 2016, the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) and the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette entered into a long-term Platinum Sponsorship ...
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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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Brief History of Marijuana Legalization

On November 8, 2016, Californians and Americans living in several other States will be allowed to vote for the legalization of marijuana for "recreational use." Colorado and Washington ...
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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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God Made a Trial Lawyer*

In his famous speech, Paul Harvey called attention to an underappreciated profession: the farmer. Similarly, trial lawyers deserve the same recognition. They have a positive impact on society that ...
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Brain Injury Basics

BECAUSE THE BRAIN is such a delicate and complicated organ, brain injuries can be a tricky thing to treat--and to prove in court. When cyclists hit their heads in accidents there are numerous ways ...
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Duquette Receives Award

OCEANSIDE, CA. OCTOBER 18, 2016 – Bicycle injury lawyer and advocate Richard Duquette was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the San Diego Mountain Biking Association ( SDMBA ) last ...
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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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Bess Bronson Fundraiser at Felix's BBQ with Soul

Join us at Felix's BBQ with Soul restaurant for a fundraising event to elect Bess Bronson for Oceanside School Board on October 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Bronson and I are going to speak on the ...
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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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