Let Our Florida Bike Accident Lawyers Help
Each year, bicyclists make up about 2% of motor vehicle crash deaths, and in 2019, a total of 843 people died in bicycle accidents. In the last 10 years, the number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents have increased by 37%. Riding a bicycle is more dangerous than ever – and due to the threats from climate change – more necessary than ever.
You deserve to be safe while riding your bike, and motorists have a duty to share the road with cyclists like you. If you have been harmed by a careless driver, you have the right to seek compensation.
Jurney & De La Grana, P.A. can help. We’ve been handling cases for those injured and bereaved by bicycle accidents since 2015. Our Miami bicycle accident lawyers offer aggressive and relentless representation and give each case our undivided attention.
For the personalized representation you deserve, please call us at (305) 600-3555 today.
The 2 main causes of bicycle crashes are falls and accidents with cars. Unfortunately, bicycle-car collisions are much more common – and much more serious.
The most common causes of car accidents involving bicycles include:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Following a cyclist too closely
- Failing to leave 3 feet of space while passing
- Turning without checking for bicyclists or pedestrians
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
Other causes of bicycle accidents include unsafe road conditions, obstacles in the road, striking a fixed object, or swerving to hit an animal.
If you fall off your bike while riding, you are unlikely to sustain serious injuries – especially if you wear a helmet. If you get hit by a car, however, you could be seriously injured or die.
Our Miami bicycle accident attorneys can help you deal with the aftermath of a car-bicycle collision. Call (305) 600-3555 today.
Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents
Head injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are the most common injuries in bicycle accidents, which is why it is so important to wear a helmet.
Other common injuries in bicycle accidents include:
- Face and eye injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Chest injuries (rib fractures and lung injuries)
- Internal injuries (in the abdominal region)
- Urethral, rectal, and vulvar trauma
- Pelvic fractures and injuries
To reduce their risk of serious injury and death, bicyclists must know and follow the rules of the road. Drivers must learn to share the road, as well.
If you are harmed by a driver who fails to share the road, seek medical attention immediately – and do not hesitate to talk to an attorney about your situation.
Florida Bicycle Laws
In Florida, all bicyclists and passengers under age 16 are required to wear helmets. The state also recommends riders make sure all equipment on their bicycles is in working order before heading out, and advises them to wear appropriate shoes and neon, fluorescent, or bright colors when riding.
Bicyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as other motorists on the roadway, including signs, signals, and lane markings. Like other drivers, bicyclists may not text and drive or ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Florida law also requires bicyclists to have headlight lamps and taillight lamps and reflectors if riding between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
If you follow all of Florida’s bicycle laws and safety tips, you can significantly reduce your risk of a bicycle accident. Nevertheless, you cannot control other drivers on the road.
If you or a loved one gets hit by a car while riding their bike, schedule a free consultation with our firm to learn more about your rights and legal options.
While nothing we do at Jurney & De La Grana, P.A. can change what happened to you, we can help you recover the compensation you need to deal with your injuries and losses. For example, we can help you get money for your medical bills, make up for missed wages, afford physical therapy, and more.
Holding negligent drivers accountable is also crucial to making the road safer for bicyclists everywhere.
Help yourself and help your community by trusting your case to our Miami bike accident attorneys. At Jurney & De La Grana, P.A., our clients matter to us, and we work with top experts, specialists, and investigators to help you win your case.
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