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Q: If I am not in a bike lane and am injured, can I still seek damages?

A: By law, bicyclists should utilize bike lanes when they are safely available. However, even if you were not riding in a bike lane, if the motorist who struck you was negligent, you may still seek damages and have a viable claim. Different circumstances in each accident can affect the outcome in a personal injury claim. […]

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Q: In a parking lot accident, where the right-of-way was not clear, can I still seek compensation for my injuries?

A: Determination of fault in a parking lot accident comes down to a question of reasonableness. Could or did the driver see you? Could he have avoided striking you? Was he driving too quickly? Comparative fault is important to the extent that if you played a role in causing the accident, the amount of compensation […]

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