Mississippi

Bicycling in Mississippi has become progressively safer in recent years. In part, this is due to the passage of a “3’ passing law” for motorists coupled with new bicycle education programs for police departments. The Magnolia State is on track to continue this positive trend with the future implementation of the Complete Streets policy, which will ensure that transportaion planners and engineers design and operate roadways with bicycles in mind.

Representation in Mississippi bicycle accident cases

Mississippi lawyer Charlie Thomas has fond memories of riding his bicycle in Missisippi from a young age. Whether this involves screaming down the Mississippi River bluff in Natchez during a stage race or mountain biking in Clear Springs in the Homochitto National Forest, Charlie enjoys the diverse landscapes that Mississippi offers to cyclists.

Charlie's analysis of Mississippi bicycle laws can be found here.

Charlie has covered over 40,000 miles on his bicycle in the Gulf Coast region. He served as the president of the Texas A&M Cycling Team, where he led the team in appearances in the U.S. Collegiate National Championships. Additionally, Charlie raced in the Professional/1/2 category until law school, where studying took priority. As an attorney, Charlie now rides for recreation and focuses his practice on representing cyclists injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products.

Charlie is also a League Cycling Instructor of the League of American Bicyclists.

In addition to his background of cycling throughout Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, Charlie also incorporates his decade of professionally assembling and repairing bicycles into a comprehensive understanding of product failures and dangerous defects. Charlie passionately represents bicyclists against insurance companies, at-fault motorists, unsafe big-box retailers, and negligent manufacturers. He is proud to support Bike Law’s unique mission of client and cause advocacy.

If you have been injured in a Mississippi bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Mississippi bicycle accident attorney who is also an avid cyclist, Charlie welcomes your call for a free consultation. He may be reached at 844-531-7540 or charlie@bikelaw.com.

Charlie is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

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Mississippi Blog Posts

Jan 20, 2016

The parents of 23-year-old Canadian bicyclist Iain Gerrard heard the words no parents ever want to hear: “Your son is dead.” On July 14, 2014, the Gerrards learned their son had been killed in Mississippi on a bike tour of the Deep South. Iain’s parents were devastated by the news. Their grief quickly turned to anger […]

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As part of a Bike Law cap giveaway for the holidays, Peter posted a fill-in-the-blank statement on Bike Law’s Facebook page. “My local bicycle culture is _________________.”  (And identify your city.) We have been overwhelmed by the responses we received – literally from around the world, including France, Denmark and Canada – and we wanted […]

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