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Bicycle Accidents in Florida

 

The law allows cyclists to use most Florida roads,

and they may also ride on sidewalks unless the

sidewalks are located in

designated business districts

      Many residents of and visitors of Orlando, Winter Park,

Daytona Beach, Stuart, Gainesville, and 

along with the surrounding area enjoy riding bicycles.

Florida has both sunshine year-round and a huge network

of bicycle trails for cyclists to enjoy. Many Floridians also use

their bicycles as their primary mode of transportation to and from work. With ideal weather and a growing population, bicycle riding is becoming increasingly popular in the state.

 

     Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured or killed in bicycle accidents each year. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, a Florida bicycle accident attorney at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may help to protect your rights after a bike crash.

Florida Bicycle Laws and Responsibilities

     It is important for cyclists and other motorists to understand the rights and responsibilities that bicyclists have in Florida. The law allows cyclists to use most Florida roads, and they may also ride on sidewalks unless the sidewalks are located in designated business districts. When cyclists are traveling on roads, they are considered to be motorists. When they ride on sidewalks or through crosswalks, they are considered to be pedestrians.

     Bicyclists who are traveling on public roads are expected to follow all of the laws governing motorists as well as some additional cyclist-specific statutes. Some people only partially understand the rules governing cyclists. For instance, while cyclists must generally use bicycle lanes that are available to them, they are allowed to exit the lanes and enter the traffic lanes when they are turning left if remaining in the bicycle lanes would be dangerous. Motorists likewise must follow the traffic safety laws, and they have duties of care to watch for bicyclists and pedestrians in order to minimize the risk of colliding with them.

Bicycle Crash Factors

There are numerous factors that can lead to bike accidents,

including the following:

  • Uneven pavement;

  • Road conditions;

  • Driver inattentiveness;

  • Crossing in pedestrian crossings and crosswalks;

  • Traveling through roundabouts;

  • Speeding;

  • Defective products;

  • Animal attacks.

     Collisions with motor vehicles are the leading causes of bicycle accidents in Florida. In some cases involving bike and car crashes, the accidents happen because of the drivers’ negligence. Negligent driving behaviors such as speeding, inattentive driving, texting, failing to slow at crosswalks, and impaired driving may all lead to serious bike accidents when the motorists collide with bicyclists around them. Drivers sometimes fail to notice oncoming cyclists when they turn left, causing the cyclists to collide with them or crashing into the bicycles as they turn. Motorists also sometimes cause bike accidents when the motorists travel too close to the cyclists while the cyclists are traveling in bicycle lanes.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

      Because cyclists do not have the same protection that car occupants do, they have a higher risk of suffering severe injuries after a bike crash or even worse, death. Unlike the occupants of trucks, cars and SUVs, cyclists do not have a vehicle frame surrounding them to absorb some of the forces involved in collisions. It is common for bike crash victims to suffer such injuries as fractures, head injuries, spinal injuries, serious limb injuries, permanent scarring, road rash, or death.

Handling Bicycle Accidents Caused by Negligent drivers

 

       An injured bike rider is able to file a claim with the personal injury protection policies that they have for their motor vehicles. In Florida, if an injured bicyclist seeks medical care within 14 days of their accidents their PIP insurance may cover up to $10,000 of their lost wages and medical expenses. Additionally, they may file claims against the negligent driver that may have been at fault for the accident, allowing the bike rider that was injured to recover damages. The Florida bike accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may advise you about the potential damages that you are entitled to recover and help you with seeking the maximum possible amount.

Potential Financial Compensation

Damages in a Florida

Bicycle Accident Claim

      There are a number of different types of damages that might be available to you in

a bike accident claim, depending on the severity of your injuries and your losses.

You may recover your medical expenses, lost income, lost ability to perform work,

damages for permanent scarring and disfigurement, pain, and suffering. The 

bike accident Florida attorneys at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. will then

negotiate on your behalf to recover the maximum amount for you so that you may

be made financially whole. If a settlement cannot be reached,

the attorneys at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. will litigate vigorously on your behalf through a jury trial in an effort to recover a verdict in your favor.

 

      Bicycle accidents are cases in which a lot of pain and life changes may be involved. That is why, after a

bike accident, it is important for you to learn about your potential rights. Contact The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. to schedule a consultation today so that we can discuss your case with you. We come to you or you can see us at our convenient locations in: Winter ParkDaytona Beach, Stuart, or Gainesville.

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     Contact The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. today online or call us at 407-376-2229 to schedule your Florida accident consultation with one of our lawyers in Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Stuart, or Orlando, so that you can learn more about your potential recovery rights if you have been injured on a bicycle.

 

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                             Carolina Nunez, Esq. is a Florida accident attorney at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A.

                           

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