It seems like not a week goes by without another serious bicycle accident in Florida, and all too often these accidents end in death or serious, life-altering injury. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we routinely see clients who were injured when riding their bicycles, usually by a car or truck that wasn’t paying attention.
Unfortunately, Florida remains one of the least bicycle-friendly states, and Miami in particular has one of the highest rates of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in the country. While this is slowly changing, the reality is that bikers need to look out for themselves and make safety a priority. Many of us here at the firm are avid bicyclists and bike in to work, but there are times it can be challenging – or even downright scary – to be on the road with only two wheels.
Here are some tips that can make biking a lot safer:
Safety parties and courses are available in Florida, and many bike shops will provide maintenance lessons. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, take steps to protect yourself: don’t apologize or accept blame. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. You may be owed compensation for your injuries or damages to your bicycle.