FAQ: Bicycle Accidents Information & Safety

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WHERE CAN I GET A FREE BICYCLE HELMET FOR MY CHILD IN GAINESVILLE?

As a personal injury attorney and long time resident of Gainesville, I am proud to tell you that if you live in North Central Florida, you can contact Safe Kids of North Central Florida to see if they are giving out free helmets. Sine June 2004, Safe Kids has given out approximately 3,000 helmets to […]

MY BUDGET IS TIGHT; IS IT RECOMMENDED TO BUY A USED BICYCLE HELMET AT A GARAGE SALE OR ON-LINE?

As an accident lawyer, I would like to give you a word of caution when buying used bicycle helmets because sometimes damage is nearly impossible to detect to the lay eye because the foam can be impacted underneath the hard shell. I understand that children grow quickly and budgets can be tight, however, if you […]

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BICYCLE HELMET MEETS SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW?

This is an important question and the answer is, when buying a new helmet, look for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) certification. There should be a sticker inside the helmet showing that it meets national and state safety standards. These stickers are on all approved, adult and children’s, helmets. As an accident lawyer, […]

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