Should You Avoid Riding Your Bicycle In Florida?

No, persons should not stop riding their bikes in Florida. It is a great way to get up off the couch and get some exercise. Additionally, commuting to work or school via bicycle can save an individual some money in gas, insurance, and maintenance costs. However, it is imperative that cyclists realize the dangers associated with sharing the roadways with cars, trucks, SUVs, and tractor-trailers. In other words, riders need to keep their heads on a swivel at all times.

After all, one never knows when a vehicle operator might be partaking in reckless activities such as speeding, failing to yield the right of way, or driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Incidents happen more often than people may believe. Just take a peek at some of the recent headlines from our area.

• WPTV – FHP Investigating Fatal Vehicle Vs. Bicycle Crash In Stuart
• Palm Beach Post – FHP: Bicyclist Died At Scene Of Hobe Sound Crash
• ABC Action News – Intoxicated Florida Man Hits, Critically Injures Bicyclist While Running From Previous Crash
• Bradenton Herald – Bicycle Rider Dies After Getting Struck By Car In Bradenton, FHP Says

Be Sure To Wear Safety Equipment


Bicycles don't offer their rider much in the way of protection. They do not have doors, a roof, airbags, or seat belts. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance for cyclists to wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and brightly colored outfits that make them easy to see. These items may not stop every incident from happening, but the person will fair better with them than without. Individuals typically get thrown from the cycles and come crashing down hard on pavement or dirt.

Hence, even the smallest amount of protective gear could mean the difference between life and death. When a loved one is lost in such a tragic way, they usually leave behind a grieving family trying to understand why this ordeal happened to such a good person. Their mourning period may be cut short, though, once medical bills start coming in through the mail. Then again, after they start planning the funeral, financial difficulties can become part of the equation as well.

The average burial can run persons anywhere between $7,000 and $10,000. Those costs are typically for no-frills and just the basics. If it can be proven that another party's negligence caused the wrongful death, the family may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. So, if someone else was to blame for the deceased person's accident, feel free to contact our office at 833-954-1234 to schedule a consultation. We have locations spread out throughout Florida in...

• Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg
• Englewood, West Bradenton, Venice
• South Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Lakewood Ranch
• Arcadia, Lakeland, And Fort Myers

Our Firm Can Assist Those Who Obtain Severe Injuries In Car/Bicycle Accidents Too


After a 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, or more pound vehicle collides with a bike, the outcome for the rider is not always pretty. They can experience a traumatic brain injury, break bones, and receive lacerations or punctures. Some folks wind up losing appendages while others endure internal organ damage. These types of wounds tend to require ER visits, surgeries, follow up doctor appointments, and prescription medications, which means a person can empty out their savings and checking accounts in the blink of an eye.

Plus, they are usually missing work during the recovery period. Thus, they do not have a steady paycheck or income. Persons shouldn't fret through this trying time, though. Instead, they should give us a call to obtain the representation that they deserve. Our personal injury lawyers will fight on your behalf and make sure that you don't get taken advantage of in a vulnerable state. Allow us to take care of the legal aspects, while you worry about the most important thing, your recovery.


 

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Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

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Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

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