Fort Myers Bicycle Accident Law Firm Helping Victims Obtain Justice
Bicyclists have a right to be on the road, but, unfortunately, some motorists do not take sufficient precautions to watch out for bicyclists or give them room to properly share the road. As a result, accidents between vehicles and bicycles often produce disastrous outcomes, especially for the bicyclist, who has little or no protection against the much larger and heavier vehicle. Aside from a helmet, a bicycle offers no vehicle frame or other surface that can protect its rider if it is struck by a vehicle.
There is also nothing to prevent the bicyclist from being thrown from the bicycle, whereas an occupant of a vehicle typically enjoys safety features such as seatbelts, child restraint seats, and airbags. When this type of unthinkable accident occurs, and severe injuries or even death results, our Fort Myers injury bicycle accident attorneys are here to help. Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. can guide you through those options to help you recover the maximum possible damages in your claim. Call Randall L. Spivey, today at (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation.
Compensation for Bike Accident Victims
Randall L. Spivey represents adults and children who have been injured or killed in all types of bicycle accident injury cases and seek to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions through legal liability and financial responsibility for the victim’s losses. Compensation obtained through a personal injury or wrongful death action stemming from a bicycle accident can be used to defray medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, long-term care expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. While financial compensation cannot replace the loss of a loved one or rectify a serious injury that permanently impacts a person’s life, it can help an accident victim and his or her family cope with their tragedy and handle their stress levels.
Motor vehicles often do not properly yield to bicycles traveling on the streets or sidewalks, resulting in serious injuries or even death to the rider. Having an experienced Fort Myers injury law firm on your side is critical to recovering the medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of earnings that you deserve.
Learn More About Your Rights and Options for Recovery with the Help of a Fort Myers Bicycle Accident Attorney
Hurt in a bicycle accident? Contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. for a free consultation to discuss your rights and potential legal claim. We can guarantee that we won't charge you any fees or costs unless you win a settlement or jury verdict awarding you financial compensation for your losses. And for additional information, please visit our settlements and verdicts page in order to view the results in some of the personal injury cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
Florida law gives bicyclists who are on the roadways the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Unfortunately, some motorists do not take sufficient precautions when driving and cause bicycle accidents.
March is Florida Bicycle Month. We suggest motorists avoid accidents with bicyclists by cooperatively sharing the roads and being patient when driving.
Bicycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries and even may tragically die when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 857 bicyclists were killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2018.
Since the onset of COVID-19, bicycle sales have soared across Florida, but some riders are afraid of sharing the roads with other vehicles.
Around 33,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. each year; about 1 in 41 is a bicyclist.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more bicyclists and walkers are outdoors enjoying Florida’s environment and sharing the roads with motor vehicles.
Florida is one of the worst states for bicycle accidents. The Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) supports statutory provisions in Florida to ensure the safety and rights of bicyclists.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) reported that nearly 800 people died in Florida from bicycle accidents in 2017, making Florida the leading state in the nation for fatal bicycle accidents.
College campuses are usually high density areas surrounded by intersecting major roads and highways. The combination of high population density, major roads, pedestrians, and bicyclists make this a potentially dangerous situation.
Public rights-of-way are still being designed to produce a predictable outcome of dangerous roadways.
Florida remains one of the more dangerous states for bicyclists. There needs to be a change in culture so cycling is not only less risky, but also perceived as safe.
Bicyclists are often involved in right-on-red accidents in the United States, reports Bicyclesafe.com. A common incident, according to it, is one in which the bicyclist stops to the right of a vehicle that is already waiting at a red light or stop sign.
For sport, recreation, or as a mode of transportation, the popularity of bicycle riding continues for all ages. Although it is normally an enjoyable outdoor activity, it can become a nightmare when a bicyclist is involved in an accident with another vehicle.
Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System reports that over the last two decades, the number of people injured in bicycle accidents with motor vehicles in the United States has been rising, with some injuries leading to fatalities.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center said in their research brief, “An Overview of Automated Enforcement Systems and Their Potential for Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety” that, “Data on the total number of bicyclist and pedestrian injuries and deaths as a result of traffic crashes reveals persistent problems.”
As of October 11, 2017, there have been a combined total of 291bicycle crashes in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. There has been new research released by FIU. We would like to share it with you.
According to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), children are involved in the majority of bicycle accidents with automobiles. These bicycle accidents can often result in serious or fatal injuries.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center says that California, Florida, and Texas continue to lead the nation in the number of bicyclist fatalities. Nearly one-third of all injuries and fatalities are caused by bicyclists being struck by cars.
Bicycling is a fun way for families to get exercise and spend time together. Like any physical activity it carries some risk. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles.
How often do drivers suddenly come upon bicyclists riding at night? If it happens even once, it may be once too often.
Florida was the second deadliest state in terms of bicycle fatalities in 2010 (the latest NHTSA statistics). "Motorists and cyclists each need to be safety-conscious when on Florida's roads."