Florida Bicycle Accidents
Get Experienced Legal Counsel from Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
Florida is a popular destination for bicyclists because of its miles of
nature trails and beautiful beaches. While biking is used to either commute
to work, exercise, or for fun, it can be fatal when a collision occurs
between a cyclist and a motor vehicle. Bicycle accidents are often associated
with severe injuries since riders are more likely to be killed or permanently
injured compared to those in passenger vehicles.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle accident in Florida,
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. is committed to recovering compensation from the driver responsible for
your collision. With more than 160 years of combined experience, our Fort
Lauderdale personal injury lawyers have an extensive knowledge of state
driving laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal
system and your case.
Bicyclists at Risk in Florida
Under Florida law, bicycles are considered vehicles and cyclists are expected
to adhere to the same rules of the road as other motorists. Unfortunately,
some motorists may fail to exercise a reasonable amount of care when operating
There is an average of 113 bicyclists killed each year in Florida. An estimated
21.7 bicyclists die for every 10,000 bike commuters in the state, which
accounts for 17% of annual bicycle fatalities, making Florida one of the
most dangerous states for riding bikes.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Motorists failing to yield to bicyclists
- Motorists operating their vehicles in a reckless manner or speeding
- Motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Motorists losing control of their vehicles
- Motorists or passengers opening their doors in the path of a bicyclist
- Motorists encroaching on bicycle lanes
- Motorists engaging in unsafe passing behavior
- Motorists engaging in distracted driving
Seeking Compensation for Bicycle Accidents
Injured bicyclists should be fully compensated for both economic and non-economic
losses which are caused by their bicycle accident. Bicyclists or their
surviving family members need to prove that a violation of safety rules
or driver negligence directly resulted in their accident to recover financial
compensation. Do not hesitate to have our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys
investigate your accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance
adjusters, and fight tirelessly for your monetary damages today.
Contact us by calling (888) 499-6202 and request a
free consultation immediately.