Bicycle Injuries in Florida
Bike rides can be therapeutic; they can be an eco-friendly alternative to motor vehicles and can be a sole means of transportation for some. Tragically, Florida remains #1 in the highest amount of bicycle injuries and deaths per year. But, why? The most common answer is, of course, reckless drivers.
Sharing the road is a major concern for those riding on two wheels, and wider bike lanes should be accessible in more areas. If you’ve ever noticed too narrow of a bike lane causing a driver to dramatically swerve around a biker, then suffice to say, bikers deserve more room. In fact, segregated bike lanes have been proven to reduce the number of bicycle accidents and deaths.
South Florida’s most common reasons for bicycle accidents are as follows:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Drunk driving
- Road rage and reckless driving
What can you do in the meantime? Document the accident immediately- this entails a police report, photo evidence, and medical attention if necessary. For more information on bicycle accidents and what to do in case you are injured, click here. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, call the attorneys at Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. for a free consultation at (954)-472-1000, or visit our website scherandscher.com.