Monday, February 25, 2008

Thumbs Down to Helmet laws.

We want to make bicycles easy to use. We want to encourage people to use them. The way to do this is not by adding restrictions to the use of bicycles.

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2008/02/25/thumbs-down-helmet-laws

Friday, February 22, 2008

After an accident: NEVER post statements on the internet.

Statements you make after an accident can be used against you. For that reason I strongly prohibit my clients against posting any discussion of their accident to list-servs, blogs or other internet outlets. If you need information or resources you should ask questions without disclosing any details of the accident.

Traffic Court- When the driver gets the ticket.

Assume you were hit by a driver, it was the driver's fault, and the driver got a ticket for a moving violation, and they gave you a court date. As with all cases involving injuries, I suggest that you contact a lawyer immediately. If you only have property damage you can probably ultimately handle the matter yourself, but it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer in the event of an accident. Notwithstanding that...

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2008/02/22/traffic-court-when-driver-gets-ticket

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chicago Ordinance Could Help Cyclists.

The Chicago Tribune has reported that Mayor Daley introduced an ordinance yesterday that would fine motorists who turn left or right in front of someone on a bicycle, violate the three foot passing law or open a vehicle door into the path of a cyclist.

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2008/02/07/chicago-ordinance-could-help-cyclists