Florida is the most dangerous State in the country for cyclists. Lets change that.
BIKE ACCIDENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA: AN ALL TOO COMMON OCCURRENCE
The sunny skies and great year-round weather has made South Florida a hotspot for bicyclists. Under Florida law, a bicycle must follow all of the traffic regulations that apply to cars on the road. To be safe, it is best to ride a bicycle as you would drive a car. For example, stop at stop signs, signal to other drivers on the road, avoid abrupt stops and ride with the flow of traffic.
However, even if a bicycle rider follows all of the rules of the road, he or she can still be injured due to negligence by the car or truck driver. Bicyclists are far more likely to be killed in Florida than any other state. Florida dominates the rankings of most dangerous states for cyclists, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE HIT RIDING YOUR BIKE?
- Call the police and get a report.
- Preserve evidence. This includes the bicycle you were riding, any video footage from a go-pro or other device. Evidence could even include your activity tracker on your Apple Watch. All of this information could be important if there is a dispute about who caused the accident.
- Get checked out by EMS and go to the hospital or an urgent care facility to rule out fractures, internal bleeding or any other injuries.
- Speak with an attorney BEFORE contacting any insurance companies. Note that you may be entitled to Personal Injury Protection or Uninsured Motorist Coverage through your own insurance company.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A BIKE ACCIDENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA, YOU HAVE RIGHTS
No matter what the cause, a bicycle colliding with a car or truck can be life changing and catastrophic. Bike accidents can result in serious injuries, such as head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, permanent disability or even death. You deserve a Florida bike accident attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Waring Law, we believe there should be room for bicyclists and motorists on our Florida roads. We will work tirelessly to get compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering. Learn more about Attorney Matthew Waring on our about page.
If you or someone you know has been injured while riding a bicycle in Florida, contact Waring Law today. When you call or text us at (561) 382-6860, you will speak directly with Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Waring – not a paralegal or case manager. All consultations are 100% free.