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Bicyclists Beware, An Accident Could Occur While You Are Out And About

Bicycles are becoming a regular mode of transportation for a lot of people in the Sunshine State. Many folks choose to ride their bikes to work, school, stores, and numerous other places. Why? Well, naturally, each person has their own reasons for doing so, but one of the most common ones is money. Owning a car can prove to be very expensive. Firstly, there is the initial purchase of the vehicle, which can run a consumer anywhere between $1,000 and $80,000 or more.

Then, one also has to figure in the price of insurance, gas, maintenance, and keeping the auto's registration up to date too. Of course, if a person owns a truck, they also have to worry about friends continually asking them to help them move. Another reason why cyclists decide to ride their bikes everywhere is to help out the Earth in their own way. There is plenty of controversy surrounding the subject, but there is scientific research that proves global warming is taking place today.

Vehicles play a major role in the process as they emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Therefore, if an individual rides his or her bike, that is one less auto on the road contributing to the issue. Regardless of why Floridians decide they want to travel by bike, they must be aware of the dangers associated with doing so. According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 6,675 bicycle/car crashes in 2017.

Those events led to 6,263 cyclist injuries. Additionally, 128 riders lost their lives in these accidents. So, as anyone can clearly see, it can be quite dangerous sharing your bike with cars on the open road. Therefore, bicyclists must remain vigilant and always be on the lookout for dangers while they are heading from one place to the next. Drivers must learn to pay attention when they get behind the wheel as well. Curious persons can simply take a look at some of the recent headlines from the area to see the seriousness of this kind of crash.

• Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Bicyclist Critically Hurt In South Sarasota County Crash
• WOFL – Family Forever Changed After Crash Leaves Child Dead, Father Unresponsive In ICU
• Villages News – 83-Year-Old Bicyclist Transported To Oscala Hospital After Collision With Golf Cart

Injured Parties May Be Able To Seek Compensation For Their Wounds

If it can be proven that the driver of another vehicle acted negligently or recklessly and caused a person's injury or death, they, or their family members, can hire a car crash lawyer to obtain compensation for their damages. The settlement is the ideal solution for offsetting the costs of lost wages, medical or legal bills, and funeral expenses. Our firm has over 30 years of experience in representing injured Florida residents. The team will be more than happy to do the same for you.

The initial case review is free, so you don't have to worry about any upfront costs. Also, personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis. In other words, the client only pays if compensation is recovered. So, give our office a call today at 941-625-HURT to get the help and representation that you deserve.