Talkin’ ‘Bout Safety

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When I’m writing about dopey dopers who dope or about kids on bikes or about the latest greatest bestest industrial parking lot bicycle race, it’s easy for my two readers to forget that in my day job I’m a lawyer who lawyers, primarily (as in almost all of my caseload) on behalf of bicyclists who’ve been hit by cars.

For me, it’s impossible to forget because I deal with it every day, “it” being broken bikes, broken bodies, and oftentimes broken lives.

There is always a lot of discussion in far-off Internet places about bike infrastructure and bike paths, lots of people who have huge philosophical arguments about which riding approach is safest and best for the greatest number of people. But while those arguments are raging, I still have to work with people who have been hit.

And believe it or not, there are some extremely effective ways to keep from getting hit, ways that have nothing to do with where or how you ride your bike, and there are equally important steps that you should take to minimize your financial exposure, and to maximize the chance that an insurer will side with you on the key question of “Who’s at fault?”

This coming Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 PM, I’ll be at Performance Bicycle in Pasadena to talk about these very things. It’s free, and regardless of whether you get anything from my presentation, you’ll at least get to spend some time in an awesome bike shop.

Here’s a link to the flyer put together by my friends at performance_bicycle, which is also reproduced below:

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