According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board, more than 1,000 bicyclists were killed in accidents in 2022. In addition to fatalities, bicyclists reported an estimated 130,000 injuries that same year. With sunshine and favorable weather year-round, Florida has a high concentration of both pleasure riders and business commuters. As a result, Florida leads the United States in bicycle accidents, a figure that continues to grow.
Recently, cities across Florida have become more accommodating and bicycle-friendly. With dedicated lanes, bicycle trails, bicycle racks, and access within public transportation, bicycle riding continues to increase statewide. Already at a distinct disadvantage, injuries from bicycle crashes are generally more severe than vehicle accidents. As such, it is imperative that Florida’s riders utilize safety precautions like helmets, blinkers, reflectors, and other devices to protect themselves.
While bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles, many drivers remain reluctant to share the roads with them. Drivers are often dismissive of sharing Florida’s roadways. Therefore, if you or a loved one is injured by an aggressive or negligent motorist, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself.
The Robinson Law Group is dedicated to helping bicycle victims secure the justice that they and their families deserve. Our team is trained to handle cases from inception through trial. It is our mission to see that our clients are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, future care, and lost wages.
Following a bicycle accident, insurance representatives may attempt to contact you, ask you to provide a recorded statement, and try to minimize their exposure. Do not discuss your accident with the insurance company before calling The Robinson Law Group for a FREE CONSULTATION. Florida requires certain insurance coverage for automobiles, but personal insurance coverage for bicyclists is not mandatory. Therefore, if you are hit by a vehicle and do not have an insurance policy of your own, you may qualify for Personal Injury Protection under the at-fault driver’s insurance. This could help pay for your medical bills and lost wages following an accident.
Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you; call 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) so we can answer your questions, guide you through the insurance process, and report the claim on your behalf.