South Florida is known for its great weather, and this is one of the reasons it’s an ideal place to ride a bike. Bike riding is a healthy and efficient way to get around. Indeed, more and more people are riding bikes in South Florida’s Tri-County area for the health and fitness benefits. The downside to riding a bicycle is that it can be very dangerous. As a Miami bicycle/bike accident attorney I have seen the dangers of the road firsthand.
Although helmets help, by their very nature bicycles provide little to no protection when an accident takes place. The statistics on bike accidents are shocking: One million children are injured in bike accidents every year, and approximately every 6 hours a bicyclist is fatally injured in the United States. About half of bike accidents involve children under the age of 16. Nearly 1/3 of all bike accidents are collisions with cars that lead to catastrophic injuries.
Many parts of South Florida can be hazardous when riding a bike and all too often lead to accidents. If you are a bike rider, it is important you always look out for the following type of drivers:
- Drunk Drivers,
- Drivers turning directly in front of your bicycle,
- Drivers entering or exiting a driveway,
- Drivers who fail to stop at red light or stop sign,
- Inattentive drivers, and
- Drivers who fail to yield at intersections
There are many other causes and types of bicycle accidents, but the ones named above are among the most common. If you are injured in a bicycle accident our Palm Beach bicycle accident attorneys are here to help you. A cycling accident can be a traumatic experience and you need to focus on your recovery. Our Miami-Dade bike accident lawyers will represent you aggressively if you are the victim of someone else’s negligence.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Broward County bicycle accident attorney prior to providing a written or recorded statement to an insurance company. You should also refrain from signing a release or accepting compensation before having your claim evaluated by a qualified personal injury attorney. The seasoned South Florida cyclist accident lawyers at DRG Firm are here to assist you.
It has been our experience that oftentimes neither insurance companies nor police officers are familiar with Florida’s bicycle laws. This can result in cyclists being wrongfully cited when they have acted lawfully. Make sure your legal rights are protected. If you have been involved in an accident on your bicycle, we are here to help.
You may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Medical bills,
- Lost wages,
- Lost earning capacity,
- Pain and suffering,
- Disfigurement and emotional distress.
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident, please contact us. DRG Firm is here to assist you if you have been involved in an accident of any kind, and an initial consultation is free. We can be reached 24/7 toll free at 1.888.413.8353.