Often referred to as the “one percent” rule, the Contributory Negligence doctrine prohibits you from recovering damages (money) from a crash if a court thinks you are in any way responsible for the crash. A few examples of what this looks like:
- You slow down and look, but roll through a four-way stop, then a drunk driver runs the sign and crashes into you.
- You get doored, and a police officer incorrectly tickets you for riding too close to parked cars.
- The battery on your blinky tail light dies while you’re riding home from work, and a texting driver veers into the bike lane and crashes into you.
DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Hearing September 29th, 2014 at 12:30 pm Wilson Building, Room 500 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004 View the hearing notice (PDF) Please call Nicole at 202-724-7808 to sign up to testify.We are hosting a conference call on Sept. 23rd at 7pm to answer questions about testifying on this issue. Email email@example.com if you’d like to join the call. If you don’t have personal experience with this issue, please sign-up now to receive updates and we will let you know when there is an opportunity to take action in support of the legislation. Learn more about the “Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2014” our advocacy campaign page. We will be posting additional information the campaign page in the coming weeks, including an FAQ early next week.
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