Bicycle Accident Attorney On Cyclist Injuries, Crash Statistics, and Common Causes
Cyclists have the same right to use and enjoy the roads that other motor vehicle owners use. Unfortunately for cyclists, however, the roads are often too narrow and traffic is simply too fast. Cyclists and drivers alike must obey the rules of the road, traffic laws, and the duty to exercise reasonable care with regards to one’s own safety and that of others. At our firm we represent cyclists in bicycle accident cases in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
What You Should Do If You’ve Been Hit
Brian Harrington speaks to cyclists at St. Pete Bike & Fitness about what they should do after they’ve been hit.
Bicycle Crash Statistics
It is estimated that there are more than 5,000 bicycle accidents in Florida each Year. Recently, Emerson Brito of the Tampa Tribune published an article on how Florida ranked highest in the nation for deaths resulting from bicycle accidents. This is tragic and unacceptable.
A Personal Message to Victims
You want someone with experience in the personal injury field; you don’t want to be someone’s training ground.
Here Are The 5 Most Common Reasons For Bike Accidents
The leading contributing factors to bicycle crashes are:
- Drivers who don’t yield.
- Passing without maintaining a safe distance.
- Road hazards
- Turning collisions
- Drivers who run stop signs
Let Us Help You Get Back On The Road
If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident, email us, or give us a call at (727) 381-0070. We will walk you through the entire process of getting your bike fixed and have you back on the road soon.