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Debunking the notion of the one-bite rule

The potential of encountering an aggressive or vicious dog while on your bike in Pomona (and your recommended course of action) has been detailed on this blog in the past. Yet as has also been pointed out, despite your best efforts at escaping such a situation, the threat of suffering a dog bite is ever-present. Oftentimes a bite may not develop into a significant injury, yet there may be just as many cases where the damage inflicted upon you can be extensive. Those in such situations often come to us here at The Law Offices of Christian J. Amendt asking what legal recourse might be available to them. 

What should I know when riding my bike to work?

Riding your bike to work is a great way to save money on fuel costs while also preserving the environment. However, riding on the street with other cars and other vehicles is intimidating for first-time riders, which is why safety is so important. Bicycling.com offers the following recommendations in this case. 

How can I ride my bicycle safely at night?

While it's much safer to ride a bicycle during the day, some riders travel the streets at night for many different reasons. In this case, you must take the proper safety steps to protect yourself, as there is a very real chance that you won't be seen by other motorists. Cleveland Clinic offers the following information to keep bicyclists safe and secure no matter what. 

What can I do is a dog chases my bike?

It's up to dog owners to keep control over their pets at all times. As many bicyclists are all too aware, this is not always the case. An aggressive dog is quite hazardous when riding your bike, which is why it's important to know the right tactics to evade and discourage any animals you come across. That's why Bicycling.com offers the following tips on what you can do when encountering a dog while out for a ride. 

Riding on the sidewalk in Pomona

The disadvantage that bicyclists face when involved in accidents with cars is apparent, yet some might argue that pedestrians face similar peril if and when they are involved in collisions with bicycles when walking on Pomona's sidewalks. Bicyclists are afforded the same privileges as motorists on the roadway, which may prompt some to claim that to ensure the safety of pedestrians, they should be limited to riding their bikes on the road. This, however, could increase the risk that bicyclists face from cars. An interpretation of the law is required, then, to come to a satisfactory conclusion to this debate. 

Being seen at night on your bike

Many bicyclists in Pomona find it hard to believe when we here at The Law Offices of Christian J Amendt reaffirm to them that they have the same rights on the road as motorists. If this also comes across to you as difficult to comprehend, it is likely because you are so rarely treated that way when traveling on the road atop your bike. Many motorists do not understand that you have every right to ride on the road. Yet while that ignorance may serve you well when involved in an accident claim, you likely would prefer to avoid the injuries that bicyclists are so often subject to in collisions with cars. 

Bicycle safety tips for summer

With summer just around the corner, bicyclists in Pomona will be taking to the streets in greater numbers. While drivers must respect the presence of bicycles to safely share the road, cyclists must also do their part. Consumer Reports offers the following safety tips, which can prevent accidents from occurring.

Your rights as a bicyclist

As an avid bicyclist in Pomona, you know firsthand just how enjoyable (and efficient) a method of transportation your bike can be. Sadly, you also are likely aware of the dangers bicyclists often encounter when trying to share the road with motorists. Many will often question (in the wake of a bicycle accident) why one was riding their bike on the road anyway. This attitude of the roadway only being reserved for cars prompts many bicyclists to come to us here at Amendt Law questioning whether it is actually true. You will be happy to hear that it is not. 

Bicycle vs. car is not always driver negligence

Biking in California is on the rise. Not only is it environmentally friendly and a good form of exercise, but it can also be faster than using a car to reach a destination, especially during rush hour. While these seem like good reasons to join the movement, in a collision with an automobile, the bicyclist is at a disadvantage. At The Law Offices of Christian J. Amendt, experienced attorneys often work with clients to help them receive compensation if the driver was reckless or negligent.

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