Florida Bicycle Accidents

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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 their vehicles.

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.

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