Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Am I guilty of negligence if I hit a person with my car who lost control of their bicycle and veered into the street?

No, according to Florida case law, if someone loses control of his bicycle unexpectedly and veers into the street, a driver of a vehicle that strikes the bicyclist can only be held liable if that driver was operating his vehicle carelessly and could have otherwise prevented the accident and injuries.

See: Craig v. School Bd. of Broward County, 679 So. 2d 1219 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 4th Dist. 1996).

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