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With year round sunshine in Florida many residents and visitors use bicycles as a mode of transportation as well as enjoy bikes for recreation and fitness. This increase in use means more bicycle related accidents. According to the NHTSA, Florida is the most dangerous state for cyclists. By law, cars must allow 3 feet of space when passing a bicycle, however many drivers are unaware or fail to obey this law which leads to serious and sometimes deadly accidents. An accident, is a scary moment that can often have on-going repercussions. In Florida, if you are injured while cycling you have rights and a bicycle injury lawyer can help you protect yourself.

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Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
We can help victims of bicycle accidents.

In 2012, there were 726 cyclist fatalities and countless reported and unreported injury accidents in the US involving cyclist. Of the fatalities 112 happened in Florida. As a cyclist riding a bike can be fun and invigorating, but it can also be dangerous. There are ways to protect yourself including:

  • Be visible
  • Wear protective gear
  • Avoid listening to headphones
  • Ride in groups or with buddies
  • Do not rely on motorists to see you

Even when taking every precaution, you may still find yourself the victim of a bicycle accident due to an inattentive driver who:

  • Exits a driveway without looking
  • Turns without looking
  • Fails to obey traffic signs
  • Fails to yield the right-of-way
  • Impaired or distracted
What To Do After A Bicycle Accident

As a victim of a bicycle accident you could suffer serious and permanent injuries including:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head/neck injuries
  • Death
Whether as the injured person or as a loved one of a cyclist this is a frightening experience. After an accident you should:
  • File a police report - your injuries may not show their effects till hours or days later
  • Get driver and witness contact information
  • Document the scene of the accident - take pictures if possible
  • Keep evidence - don’t fix your bike or replace helmet
  • Make a plan - talk to an attorney before the insurance companies
  • When you are hurt, in pain or suffering, you should be focused on healing instead of fighting with insurance adjustors. While you recover, Rubenstein Law’s injury lawyers will handle the investigation, build your case, deal with the insurance companies and take care of paperwork. You are not in this alone and our priority is to provide you the best legal representation so you can make the right decisions for you and your family.

We are available 24/7 nights and weekends in order to be there when you need us. Contact Rubenstein Law today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL.

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Every case is different, and some cases take longer than others. On average a case takes from one year to 18 months from beginning to end. Although most cases do not go to court, if your case does go to court, it is possible that it will take much longer. The timeline also depends on how long your medical treatment takes.


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