Some people love to get out on their bikes to enjoy the weather, especially here in Hollywood. Sometimes people make it a family affair, bringing everyone in on the fun. Whether you are an exercise cyclist or just a leisure rider, we know you try to stay safe when you go out. We also know that there is no way to guarantee that other drivers on the roadway are going to drive safely around you.
If you get into an accident when you are out riding your bike, you may need to seek legal assistance. You can turn to the Dante Law Firm for a bicycle accident attorney in Hollywood.
Imagine riding down the marked bike path on the side of the road, the area you are expected to ride in, when a vehicle swerves into your lane and strikes you. Before you know it, you are laying on the side of the roadway, hoping someone saw what happened so they can call 911.
We know bike accidents are scary, but they are not uncommon. In Florida, there are around 7,000 bicycle crashes a year. In the latest reporting year, there were 140 fatalities and 6,234 injuries due to bicycle accidents in Florida.
If you get hit by a vehicle when you are riding a bike, there is a good chance for some kind of injury happening. If it is serious enough, then you could spend time in the hospital and possibly even rehab to heal completely.
A bicyclist simply does not have any protection from a vehicle or the roadway, making major injuries a real possibility.
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The main causes of bike crashes come from other vehicles on the roadway. Even at slower speeds, an impact with a vehicle can cause serious bodily harm.
At intersections, a driver may turn when a cyclist has the right-of-way. This is more common than people think, especially if the driver is distracted by their phone.
Distracted driving is a major concern for everyone on and around the roadway. If a driver looks down at their phone to make sure they are going to right direction, or to check a text message, by the time they look back up they may have already hit a cyclist.
Impaired driving has always been dangerous, especially for people riding bicycles. A drunk driver could hit a cyclist, even if they are on the sidewalk.
We know you didn’t plan on getting injured when you went out on your bike, but if it happens, we know you are going to need help covering expenses. People don’t realize that there are more costs than just the medical emergencies. At the Dante Law Firm, we want to help you recover money to help with lost income if you can’t work as well as pain and suffering damages. If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.