Bicycle Accidents | Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers
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 lasting repercussions. In Florida, if you are injured while cycling you have rights and a bicycle injury lawyer can help you protect yourself.
We can help victims of bicycle accidents.
In 2020, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recorded 5,082 bicycle crashes with an average of 11.5 deadly bicycle accidents per month. This is a decrease from 2019, which had 6,663 bicycle crashes.
- 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
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 the 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 the 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 yourself and your family.
We have offices across FL, or we'll come to you. We are available for you 24/7, nights and weekends. Remote and virtual appointments are available. No costs or fees unless or until you win money.