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4 Ways to avoid a Central Florida bicycle accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 Ways to avoid a Central Florida bicycle accident

If you are an avid biker the scariest moment is when you come up on a car or truck that is making a right-hand turn from a side street, parking lot or business.   For those us who frequently ride – the scariest moment is when there is a vehicle pulling up or ready to make a right hand turn.  A lot of times, these drivers look right past or right through you.

You should follow these four steps to avoid these “right cross” accidents:

  1. Wave to the driver.  The act of waiving will cause a disrupt in the driver's eye pattern and cause him to focus on you.  Remember most of these drivers are not looking for bicycles but they are looking for other cars and trucks.
  2. Make eye contact with the driver.  In Florida this can be pretty difficult because many drivers wear sunglasses and you cannot see their eyes.
  3. If you are able, move the left a few feet.  This will allow you to get in the driver's field of vision and also cause a disruption or add stimulus to the driver's visual field.
  4. Listen to your gut.  If you feel that the driver is not recognizing your presence STOP. Your life is more important than your average MPH or getting to your destination a few minutes sooner.

If you have any questions about a Central Florida bicycle accident, you can give me a call or shoot me an email.

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I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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