Bicycle Accidents

It’s Bike Safety Month. Here Are Tips for Riders & Drivers.

Every May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosts Bicycle Safety Month to remind both riders and drivers how to share the road. As avid bikers, our team at Roman & Gaynor fully supports this awareness and education effort. Though this May looks nothing like any of us could have imagined, we believe information… read more

Huge Bike Crash Verdict Shows Cars Aren’t The Only Issue

A South Florida man paralyzed in a bike crash received a multimillion-dollar verdict in Palm Beach County last week. James Schnurr, now 67, an accountant and former government official, received a damage award of $41 million after a jury trial in state court. Most bike crash cases involve motor vehicles. Schnurr’s case was different: he… read more

Bike To Work Day is May 17th-Are You Participating?

Our attorneys at Roman & Gaynor are avid cyclists and are excited to celebrate the upcoming event in May for National Bike Month. Across the nation, cyclists and non-cyclists alike join together to celebrate a variety of biking events, including the popular Bike to Work Day. In 2019, as Bike to Work Week will take… read more

Study Shows Media Reports on Bicyclist Deaths are Biased

Consider the difference between these two sentences from a hypothetical news story describing the same event: The bicyclist entered the intersection and was struck by a car. The car’s driver made a right turn on red and struck a bicyclist using the crosswalk. The phrasing of sentence number one suggests the bicyclist’s choices caused the… read more

Worrisome Trends Revealed In Latest Bicycle Safety Study

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association just released a major report on bike safety. Rather than analyzing brand new data, the report reviewed fatal crash data from 1975 to 2015 in detail to try and figure out trends. Overall, the news is not good. Bike fatalities declined steadily year after year until 2010. Since then, they’ve… read more

Roman & Gaynor Sponsors 2017 Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge

We are proud to announce that Roman & Gaynor is the main Title Sponsor of the5th Annual Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge, an event we have sponsored all five years of its existence. The event takes place October 7th and 8th at Highlander Park in Dunedin and is open to riders of all ages. Cyclocross is a… read more

5 Best Ways to Avoid a Bicycle Accident This Summer

Bicycling is a popular pastime, mode of transportation, and form of exercise year-round, but summer months historically see an increase in the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths involving cyclists. With more motorists, more out-of-state drivers, and statistical increases in impaired driving, the summer can be a dangerous time for anyone who ventures onto public… read more

Are Bicyclists Ever Responsible for Their Own Injuries?

Bicyclists have virtually no protection against passenger vehicles, trucks, and other motorists on the road. Because of this, bicycle accidents are known for devastating results, often with riders suffering serious injuries. While all bicycle accidents are unique, many are caused by the negligence of other drivers who fail in their legal obligation to take reasonable… read more

Suing Over a Defective Bicycle

Bicyclists have little in the way of protection, which makes riders highly vulnerable to suffering injuries in accidents. While many bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of others, including negligent drivers, some are caused by unsafe and defective bikes. Just as with a bicycle accident case involving negligent drivers, riders have the opportunity to… read more

3 Things You Should Know About Bicycle Safety

There are many benefits to bicycling, including physical fitness and cutting back on pollution. Unfortunately, the many people who choose to commute or exercise on bike face some of the greatest risks on our roadways – including risks of serious and even fatal injuries. Statistically, the state of Florida has one of the highest concentrations… read more