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Lost Earning Capacity Part 2: Military Plaintiffs

LOST EARNING CAPACITY PART 2: MILITARY PLAINTIFFS In bicycle injury cases, plaintiffs are entitled to more than just their medical bills. There are a variety of different types of compensable damages ...
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Lost Earning Capacity, Part 1: General Principals

In bicycle injury cases, plaintiffs are entitled to more than just their medical bills. There are a variety of different types of compensable damages to which injured plaintiffs may be legally ...
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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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What is a Lawful Order?

As users of the road, bicyclists are not immune to police encounters. This article outlines the best practices for handling these situations. In my law practice, I have dealt with bicyclists and other ...
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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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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part II: Lifestyle Effects©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part II: Lifestyle Effects © By Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ranging from ...
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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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