Category: Bike Accidents

A Florida Driver Hits You on Your Bike – What Do You Do Next?      

Have you gotten injured in a bicycle accident caused by a driver? In this post, we’ll describe the do’s and don’ts after you experience this type of injury.

After a Bicycle Accident – Do’s

Follow these suggestions to protect your rights after a bicycle accident that involves a vehicle.

File a Police Report

Even if you think your injuries are minor, be sure to wait until the police arrive [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]

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. [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]