We know, Aventura is the perfect place to get out on the bicycle and enjoy the views. There are so many great places to ride in and around the city that it doesn’t matter what kind of bike rider you are. Whether you ride for exercise or for pure leisure, for a bicyclist, the time to go out is now, all year.
We know you do your best to ride safely, but we also know you can’t control the actions of others on the roadway. If you are hit by a negligent driver, contact the Dante Law Firm. Our Aventura bicycle accident attorneys will work to get you the compensation you deserve.
We have some statistics, and they may be a little scary.
2016, the latest reporting year in Florida, saw:
Almost every bicycle crash resulted in a fatality or injury. Many of those injuries required surgery to fix as well as extended rehabilitation for the victim to fully recover.
According to teh National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of bicycle crashes happen in urban environments just like ours.
Bicycle riders in Aventura are susceptible to accidents, especially when drivers are reckless.
Aside from the normal driver behavior of ignoring bicyclists, we now have to worry about distracted drivers. More and more, drivers think it is okay to send and receive text messages or watch videos while they are driving. When they take their eyes off the road, they may not look back until it is too late for a bicyclist. It only take a few seconds to alter lives.
Drunk drivers have always been a hazard on the roadway, especially for cyclists. Impaired drivers are much more likely to hit someone on a bike, even if they are on a bike path or sidewalk.
Reckless drivers are not the only hazard for people who ride their bikes. If the roadways, bike paths, or sidewalks are not well maintained, they can create problems for riders.
Sidewalks often buckle and crack, sometimes because of tree roots. If a cyclist hits a cracked sidewalk, they could crash. The same can be said for roads that have major potholes or other obstructions.
Agencies responsible for road and sidewalk repairs should be held accountable for any hazards that cause harm to bicyclists if they knew about them and did not fi them.
The Dante Law Firm, P.A. is standing by to take your call. We will make sure you have a bicycle accident attorney in Aventura who will stand by your side to make sure you have compensation for the following: