In addition to his other avocations, Joe Yates has been an avid cyclist for decades, competing in mountain bike races, time trials, gran fondos, the L'Etape, century rides and numerous fundraisers to name a few. With his time on the trails and roads, he has seen first hand what can happen to an unsuspecting rider that otherwise follows all the rules and is vigilant. Joe has successfully represented cyclists involved with vehicles, pedestrians and other cyclists. He has brought claims against public entities for their dangerous conditions that contributed to injuries and has successfully overcome assumption of risk and recreational immunity defenses. Joe understands that the first step is to listen, then work with you to devise a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, together we will craft a path to success.
Mixed-use trails, open areas, and wilderness each present their unique issues regarding liability and legal remedies. Yates Law are experts on the legal nuances that govern each venue.
For bicyclists, the rules of the road vary from city to county. Do you get off your bike to cross the street? Is it legal to ride on a sidewalk? Does it matter if you ride with or against traffic? What if there is no crosswalk marked at an intersection with no traffic controls? Some of these questions have differing answers based on where you are riding. What is legal in one city may not be in the next. A long ride may subject you to different rules and laws during a single outing. At Yates Law, we know what rules apply and can help you understand your legal rights.
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