Some of the most common causes of bike accidents are people not following the rules of the road, drivers passing too close (not keeping the three feet of distance), and drivers not paying attention. When coming in and out of shopping plazas, their vision may be impaired, meaning they don’t see the cyclists. There are a lot of different things that can cause accidents.
What Type Of Injuries Do The Riders Generally Sustain From These Accidents?
Even with the proper usage of helmets, injuries in bike accidents tend to be more severe than injuries in car-to-car accidents. A lot of drivers follow too closely when you’re cycling. We often represent bicycle accident victims who have suffered broken bones, catastrophic injuries, TBIs, spinal cord paralysis—those are some of the injuries we see more in car versus bike accidents than car versus car accidents.
Am I Required To Wear A Helmet Or Other Safety Gear In Florida While Cycling? Does It Hurt My Case If I Was Not Wearing Anything?
Under Florida law, it depends. You’re not required to wear a helmet, but should your injuries be more exacerbated, it could cause a problem with the case.
Is There Any Chance For Financial Recovery If A Cyclist Is Hit By A Driver Who Is Underinsured Or Uninsured?
I believe that there is still a chance, if you hire an experienced attorney. They can look into all different types of insurance to see if you can receive a recovery.
How Does Hiring Your Firm For Bicycle Accidents Give Your Clients An Advantage?
Many members of our firm are cyclists and cycling enthusiasts. As cyclists ourselves, we are familiar with the injuries that bicyclists sustain when it’s a car versus bike accident. We are familiar with the rules of the road and the statutes covering cycling in Florida. My husband was actually the victim of a serious bicycling accident.
I was a former insurance defense lawyer, and as such, I know where the defense usually circles as far as damages. We’ve been in the business for more than 20 years, and we’re dedicated to helping bicycle accident victims.
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