Category: Bike Accidents



How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury
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How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury

 

Bike riding is a fun activity for children. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get exercise. Unfortunately, it’s also a common way for kids to get injured.

 

How common?

 

Over 500,000 bicycle-related visits to emergency rooms occur in the United States annually. About 300,000 of these cases involve injuries to children, and about 10,000 of those cases require an overnight hospital stay. It’s important to know what level of care your child needs after sustaining injuries from a bicycle accident.…

Let’s Talk About Bike Safety
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Let’s Talk About Bike Safety

Summer is a great time to trade your hot car for a cool bike. Biking can help you cut down on gas mileage, enjoy the open road, and get a good workout on your commute. Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable with the idea of sharing the road with motorists or not having a designated bike lane.

 

This is a completely rational fear, especially because bike safety is not considered a high priority in our state. In fact, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for bikers.…

Bicycle Safety for National Brain Injury Awareness Month
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Bicycle Safety for National Brain Injury Awareness Month

 

Your brain is one of the most vital organs in your body. And injuries to the brain can have lifelong ramifications.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 2.5 million people sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2010. Every day, 138 people die from injuries that include TBI in the United States, and TBI contributes to 30 percent of all injury deaths.

 

TBIs have been on the main stage recently in professional sports and the media, but anyone is susceptible to a TBI, even while going about their normal, everyday routine.…

Avoid Pedestrian and Cycling Accidents on the Route to School
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Avoid Pedestrian and Cycling Accidents on the Route to School

 

But many residents might be unaware that Florida also ranks high among the most dangerous states for pedestrians – and cyclists aren’t far behind.

 

An astounding 1 in 4 traffic deaths in Florida is a pedestrian or bicyclist. In fact, a 2014 study ranked the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in 2014, and Florida was the clear frontrunner. Of the top five cities, four were in Florida. The most dangerous urban area was Orlando, with Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami a close 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, respectively.…

6 Alarming Facts You Don’t Know About Bike Accidents in Florida
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6 Alarming Facts You Don’t Know About Bike Accidents in Florida

The most lethal state in the nation for bicyclists.

 

That’s what reporters from News-Press.Com called Florida in a story that revealed some alarming facts and statistics about bike accidents in Florida. The report dug deep into records of bike crashes in Lee and Collier, two Florida counties that rank highly for fatalities and accidents involving cyclists.

 

Below, we’ve highlighted six disturbing facts about bike accidents and injuries discovered through the study.

 

Many Florida counties see hundreds of bike accidents every year.…

Florida Close Contender for #1 Deadliest State for Cyclists
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Florida Close Contender for #1 Deadliest State for Cyclists

With sunny skies and warm weather year-round, it’s no wonder so many Florida residents choose to ride their bikes. But while it may be an excellent source of exercise, a great way to save money on gas, and an environmentally friendly alternative to motor vehicles, recent studies show that cycling can also be very dangerous.

 

According to a Governors Highway Safety Association report last month, Florida is one of the most deadly states for cyclists in the country—second only to California.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County