Can I be found at fault in my Florida bicycle accident?

Somebody’s on a bicycle, they get in a wreck with a car, and a question I hear all the time is, “Well, don’t I have the right of way if I’m on a bicycle?” If somebody’s on a bicycle they can’t be at fault, right? Because they always have the right of way, everybody has to yield to them. No, that’s not true. You’ve got to use common sense if you’re on a bicycle and you’ve got to obey the same traffic laws that everybody else has to obey. The example I give is look, if you’re on a bicycle and you run a stop sign and you get hit by somebody, are they to blame because you got hit? Well, no, not in that situation. If you’re the one who ran the stop sign, then sorry but that was actually your fault.

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