Doug Landau, a Reston personal injury attorney who specializes in bike cases, has written a book for cyclists called “10 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Bike Injury Case.” Paperback copies are available for $12 from Lulu Press, but you can download a digital copy for free (click on the Download link under Add to Cart). Learn about bicycle crashes, how to avoid them, and what to do when they happen.
Landau’s list of cyclists’ mistakes:
- Being unprepared
- Failing to get help
- Not having any witnesses
- Not having any evidence
- Not contacting the authorities
- Failing to follow up
- Not having “Show &Tell”
- Failing to document
- Talking too much
- Losing track of time
Cyclists are often their own worst enemy, by failing to follow up after crashes — even when their rights were clearly violated, and damages can easily be compensated. Read Mr. Landau’s book and be prepared for when the unthinkable happens, and ensure that your rights are protected.
Thanks to Doug Landau for this great resource, and also to Bruce Wright of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling.