Our Bicycle Law Offices
1810 Florida Avenue NW
Peter Wilborn and Timmy Finch have opened an office on Florida Avenue to better serve D.C. area Cyclists. Peter grew up in Bethesda (his first bike race in 1983 was in College Park); Timmy was born in D.C. (his first job first many years ago was as a D.C. bike messenger in the height of the Dupont Circle scene).
It is astounding how much cycling in the D.C. Area has changed, mostly for the better. In the day, cycling in the city was for a hardcore few. Fast forward 25 years and cycling is redefining the city. From Bike Share to bike commuters to families with kids in tow, D.C. is emerging as one of the nation’s capitals of cycling culture:
- 17,000 bike commuters in 2016
- 4.6% increase from 2015
- Second highest number of bike commuters
- Portland is #1 and DC will likely surprass them in 2018
- 500 new Capital Bike Share docks and 4 new dockless bike share systems contribute to surge in cycling activity in city
Along with the surge in riding, there has been a surge in bicycle crashes: D.C. has more cycling crashes per square mile than almost anywhere else in the world.
- 2,700 DC region bike crashes in 2016
- 89 bike crash fatalities in 2016 which account for 23% of DC crash fatalities
- Roughly 1 in 4 crash deaths in metro area is a cyclist.
On the legal front, in August 2016, D.C. finally ended the unfair doctrine of contributory negligence. If you are not a bike policy wonk, this means that the laws will be fairer for bicycle crash victims in D.C. Many thanks to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for their efforts for legal reform. Unfortunately, Maryland still clings to this out-dated and unfair doctrine.
If you have been injured in a DC or Maryland bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a DC and Maryland bicycle crash attorney who understands cycling rights, call us at 202-400-3700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
57 Cannon Street
Charleston was our original base, and our South Carolina office is a 1825 Charleston Single House downtown on Cannon Street. You cannot miss it because there is a bike corral right outside. Our office is a center of local cycling culture, and our garden hosts viewing parties of the big races.
Since our start in 1998, we have represented hundreds of South Carolinians who have been injured by motorists. We have represented injured cyclists in bicycle crashes in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken, Spartanburg, Greenville, and most places in between.
We have trained police officers throughout the State to better investigate bicycle crashes, and we work closely with the Palmetto Cycling Coalition and local clubs, teams and advocacy groups.
Here are the South Carolina bicycle laws, as amended in 2008, that offer legal protection to cyclists in our State.