Florida Bicycle Accidents
Florida is one of the most dangerous states for bicyclists.
Florida law is clear that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Bicycle Accident Focus
Despite the increase in bicycle lanes throughout Florida, according to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2019, there were 6,663 bicycle crashes. That means on average, there are more than 555 bicycle accidents per week in Florida. Worse, 155 bicyclists were killed in Florida in 2019 from bicycle accidents. Even though bicycles are legally defined as vehicles in Florida, they don’t have the protection that an automobile provides to reduce the impact of a collision.
As a cyclist himself, attorney Daniel Martinez of DM Law is all too familiar with the dangers bicyclists face every time they set out for a ride. From frustrated and irritated drivers to distracted drivers, and even neglected properties and roadways, bicyclists are oftentimes in a vulnerable and defenseless position to avoid crashes. DM Law has the knowledge and experience to help you get compensated for the injuries you or a loved one suffered while riding a bicycle. Contact DM Law today to schedule your free no-obligation initial consultation.