Bicycle Accidents: Biomechanical, Engineering, and Legal Aspects
Jeffrey P. Broker, Paul F. Hill
Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 580 pages
With this book you will learn about many different aspects of bicycle accidents and the legal issues surrounding them. The authors, who between them have over twenty years experience investigation bicycle accidents, present a wealth of information including such topics as the physical and operating characteristics of bicycles, cyclist's rights and duties, accident types, insurance and liability issues and bicycle regulatory information, including the Uniform Vehicle Code and State Bicycle Statutes. The book is divided in to two parts for easy access to pertinent information. Part one discusses many of the physical and mental aspects of operating a bicycle. You will learn about topics such as the cycling setting, crash tests, bicycle types and designs, visual perception and response, equipment failure, and biomechanics of cycling injuries. Part two covers the legal aspects of operating a bicycle and of liability, both of the cyclist and others such as pet and property owners. This section provides information an a wide variety of topics including releases or waivers of liability, common accident types including accidents involving dogs, product defects and liability, and cycling setting defects and liability. Bicycle regulatory information is also covered in greater detail in this section. If you are handling a bicycle accident case, this book is a necessary addition to your library. Topics Include: Bicycle types, anatomy, and setup Bicycle design and equipment failure Cycling setting Bicycle accident reconstruction Crash test data Biomechanics of cycling injuries Visual behavior related to bicycles Cyclist's rights and duties Common bicycle accident types Liability and insurance issues Bicycle regulatory standards The Uniform Vehicle Code State Bicycle Statutes
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