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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation and recreation, offering eco-friendly and healthy benefits. Florida residents take advantage of the favorable climate by using bicycles for commuting, school, and leisurely rides within their communities. Unfortunately, sharing the road with motor vehicles places bicyclists in a vulnerable position due to the inherent lack of protection offered by a bicycle. As a result, bicyclists often sustain serious injuries in the event of an accident involving a motor vehicle.

BICYCLISTS ARE PROTECTED BY THE RULES OF THE ROAD

  • Cyclists are entitled to their lane on the road while traveling in the same direction as traffic.
  • Cars can pass you but should give at least 3 feet of clearance. If 3 feet of clearance is not available, then should not pass until there is.
  • Drivers often don’t look for bicyclists, but it is their responsibility to do so.
  • If you have auto insurance, your PIP coverage and uninsured motorist insurance may cover you.

COMMON CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS 

Bicycle accidents can happen due to various factors, often involving a combination of negligence and hazardous conditions. Some common causes include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Speeding
  • Driving too close to the bike lane
  • Improperly changing lanes
  • Driving under the influence
  • Fail to obey traffic laws and signals

COMMON BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

Due to the lack of protective barriers on bicycles, accidents involving motor vehicles can result in serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Lacerations
  • Road Rash
  • Soft tissue injuries

Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences, impacting physical health, emotional well-being, and financial stability. As an avid bicyclist, I am aware of the risks that come with sharing the road alongside motor vehicles. Since 1991, I have been assisting individuals injured in bicycle accidents, and I am well-prepared to build a strong case on your behalf.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, contact the law firm of Frank P. Bianco, P.A. With decades of experience, I am here to assist you in pursuing the rightful compensation to which you are entitled.

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