Attorney Eric Milles is a life long cyclist and advocate for bicyclist safety. Upon graduation from law school and employment as a lawyer, Lawyer Milles’ first major purchase was a Cannondale mountain bike to use as transportation and to utilize the many bike paths and trails around Tallahassee. The reality is that most bicycle accidents could be prevented. Car-on-bike accidents occur all the time and happen in many preventable ways. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Unfortunately, all too often other vehicles on the road are not on the look out for bicyclists and cyclists. In 2012, 726 bicyclists were killed an an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Drivers of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles need to share the road with bicyclists.
Florida’s three foot rule — Florida Statute § 316.083 provides “the driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle must pass the bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle at a safe distance of not less than 3 feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle.”
Florida Statute § 627.736 gives benefits to people “while not an occupant of a self-propelled vehicle.” If you are riding a bicycle, you are considered a pedestrian under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law. Therefore, if you are riding a bicycle you qualify for PIP. If you are hit by a motor vehicle (car, truck, etc.) while on a bicycle in Florida, PIP insurance may pay for some of your medical bills.
Mr. Milles has pursued wrongful death lawsuits throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Milles also represents families in Atlanta and South Georgia, including Thomasville, Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany, and Savannah. Mr. Milles represents injured Floridians in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Crawfordville, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Quincy, Monticello, Tampa, Perry, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Wakulla County, Bay County and Santa Rosa County.
If you or your loved one has suffered personal injury by a car on bike accident, please contact a Tallahassee bicycle accident Lawyer at Milles Law now. If you are looking for Tallahassee personal injury attorneys, contact Tallahassee Lawyer Milles to find out about your rights.