SEATTLE, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week (May 13-17), Avvo, Inc., the web's largest expert-only legal Q&A forum, directory and legal marketplace (http://www.avvo.com/), today released a set of legal guides related to bicycle advocacy. To aid consumers in better understanding the rules of the road, while encouraging people to go outdoors and get healthy, Avvo today released a set of legal guides, authored by attorneys with subject matter expertise, including:
- Bicycle Accident Injuries and Fatalities: Cycling Accident Victims' Legal Rights
- Dealing with a Bicycle Crash – a Checklist
- Bicycle Helmet Safety: Tips in Choosing The Right Helmet For You
- How to Avoid Bike Accidents at Intersections
"With the emergence and growing popularity of bicycle sharing programs, including new programs launching in Chicago and New York, and under discussion in Baltimore and Seattle, we've seen an increase in the number of questions related to liability and helmet laws," said Josh King, vice president of business development and general counsel, Avvo, Inc., and author of the blog Single Speed Seattle. "Many states classify bicycles as vehicles, but since bike and helmet laws vary from state to state, countless cyclists and would-be bike-share users aren't familiar with the laws meant to protect them."
According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the share of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47 percent since 2000. Similarly, questions on Avvo.com pertaining to bicycling laws have increased 50% year over year. The top 5 most bicycle friendly communities, according to The League of American Bicyclists, include: Boulder, CO; Davis, CA; Portland, OR; Breckenridge, CO; and Corvallis, OR.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo.com is the web's largest legal Q&A forum, directory and legal marketplace (http://www.avvo.com), connecting hundreds of thousands of consumers and lawyers every month. In Avvo's Q&A forum consumers can get free legal advice 24/7 from more than 125,000 participating lawyers, and Avvo's directory provides comprehensive profiles, client reviews, peer endorsements and the industry-recognized Avvo Rating for more than 95 percent of all lawyers in the U.S. The Avvo Legal Marketplace, currently available for traffic tickets and divorce cases, revolutionizes how consumers find and hire an attorney. In addition, Avvo helps lawyers grow their business with Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform and website solution designed specifically for attorneys. Founded in 2007, Avvo is privately held with funding from Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Ignition Partners. Avvo can also be found at www.facebook.com/avvo and www.linkedin.com/company/avvo/.