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With year round sunshine in Florida many residents and visitors use bicycles as a mode of transportation as well as enjoy bikes for recreation and fitness. This increase in use means more bicycle related accidents. According to the NHTSA, Florida is the most dangerous state for cyclists. By law, cars must allow 3 feet of space when passing a bicycle, however many drivers are unaware or fail to obey this law which leads to serious and sometimes deadly accidents. An accident, is a scary moment that can often have on-going repercussions. In Florida, if you are injured while cycling you have rights and a bicycle injury lawyer can help you protect yourself.
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In 2012, there were 726 cyclist fatalities and countless reported and unreported injury accidents in the US involving cyclist. Of the fatalities 112 happened in Florida. As a cyclist riding a bike can be fun and invigorating, but it can also be dangerous. There are ways to protect yourself including:
- Be visible
- Wear protective gear
- Avoid listening to headphones
- Ride in groups or with buddies
- Do not rely on motorists to see you
Even when taking every precaution, you may still find yourself the victim of a bicycle accident due to an inattentive driver who:
- Exits a driveway without looking
- Turns without looking
- Fails to obey traffic signs
- Fails to yield the right-of-way
- Impaired or distracted
What To Do After A Bicycle Accident
As a victim of a bicycle accident you could suffer serious and permanent injuries including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head/neck injuries