By Osborne & Francis
July 20, 2022

Boca Bicycle Accident Lawyer On Why Florida Cyclists Should Fear For Their Lives

Florida cyclists deaths are double the national rate. Boca bicycle accident injury lawyer Joe Osborne explains how you can protect yourself.

If you are unaware, Mad Max Fury Road was a recent film based on vehicular warfare in a post-apocalyptic world. This was a fictional movie, but for a cyclist in Florida, it seems like it is becoming a reality. If you find yourself in an unfortunate encounter as a bicyclist and you’re the injured party contact top Boca bicycle accident lawyer Joe Osborne and he may be able to help.

Florida drivers have discussed their complaints about how bicyclists “act like they own the road” or that they hate “the guys in spandex” riding their bikes on an early weekend morning. Contrary to what those drivers believe these cyclists have the right to be there. Yes, they might cause an inconvenience for a person behind the wheel but two-thirds of the time the fault of an accident is on the driver of the car.

There is a list of factors that have contributed to the Florida roads becoming deadly. Smart Asset came out with a study that “studied every state's propensity for driving tickets, traffic deaths, DUI arrests, and uninsured drivers” and Florida ranked number one in the nation for worst drivers. Florida cyclists have to take the initiative and not count on the good grace of a Floridian driver. The proof is in the pudding and if exceptional legal advice is needed contact personal injury lawyer Joe Osborne.

Some obvious ways to combat bad driving are to wear a helmet, be cautious of where a bike lane starts and comes to an end, and also be extra careful and aware of riding your bike at night. When you are out riding your bike at nighttime you can never assume that a driver can see you. If you do indeed get hit by a car or truck Florida law does protect those who are victims of negligent drivers. It is vital to enlighten yourself as well as family members who also use bicycles to be aware of current cycling laws in your region.

Lastly, top personal injury law firm Osborne & Associates explains that if you do come into contact with a reckless driver make sure that you always call the police to the scene of the accident regardless of the damage. Being involved in an accident with a vehicle as a cyclist is a scary experience; just make sure you try to relax and think logically. Contact experienced personal injury attorney Joe Osborne immediately and make sure you are not deprived of personal injury protection.

If you or a family member have been injured in a bicycle accident in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties and have any questions about accident law, contact Boca bicycle accident lawyer Joe Osborne at (561) 293-2600 or fill out this online contact form. We can talk about the situation, how the law could apply in your case and the best legal options to protect your rights and obtain compensation for your injuries.

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