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Where Can I Get a Free Bicycle Helmet for My Child in Gainesville?

By Meldon Law |

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. Since June 2004, Safe Kids has given out approximately 3,000 helmets… Read More

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Do I Really Need a Bell on My Bike?

By Meldon Law |

Yes. As a Gainesville bike accident attorney, I know that a bicyclist is required by law to either carry a bell with them or equip their bike with a bell. A bell should be sounded when overtaking a pedestrian on a roadway or sidewalk. It is also intended to alert a pedestrian of a,… Read More

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My Budget is Tight; Is It Recommended to Buy a Used Bicycle Helmet at a Garage Sale or on-line?

By Meldon Law |

As an accident attorney, 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… Read More

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How Do I Know if My Bicycle Helmet Meets Safety Standards Required by Florida Law?

By Meldon 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… Read More

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Can I Ride My Bike on the Sidewalk in Gainesville?

By Meldon Law |

This is a good question. The general rule is that Florida law permits bicyclists to ride on the sidewalk. However, a city, county, or municipality may pass additional rules restricting bicyclists from sidewalks. The City of Gainesville allows people to ride on sidewalks unless specifically prohibited. Check with your area’s code of ordinances. In… Read More

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Do I Have to Wear a Helmet When Riding My Bicycle in Gainesville and Ocala?

By Meldon Law |

Our Free, No Obligation, Florida Accident Guide Helps Drivers Be Prepared in Case of an Accident VIEW DETAILS. Florida law only requires persons under the age of 16 to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. However, as an accident injury attorney that has represented many seriously injured bikers in Ocala, Gainesville and all… Read More

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