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Do bicyclists automatically have the right of way?

In Florida, a bicyclist do not always automatically have the right of way. Bicyclists are very unique in the State of Florida because they actually can operate as pedestrians. They're considered pedestrians under the law when they're on sidewalks or in other places that pedestrians would be. They're considered motor vehicles and have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles when they're on roadways.

If a bicyclist is on the roadway, operating fully to the right side where he belongs, he has the same rights and responsibilities that a motor vehicle would have. If a motor vehicle would have the right of way in the same circumstance, then the bicyclist would. However, if the motor vehicle do not have the right of way, then the bicyclist would not.

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The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
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