SU CASO, NUESTRA PASIÓN.

¿Se ha lesionado en un accidente de tráfico, se enfrenta a cargos penales o necesita ayuda con una multa de tráfico? Nuestra misión es formar una asociación duradera con cada cliente. Nuestra pasión son las personas a las que ayudamos y las vidas que ayudamos a cambiar. Así que, si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia, estamos aquí para ayudar.

  1. Inicio
  2. Noticias
  3. SPRING CYCLING AVOID INJURIES

Consulta de vídeo gratuita
Envíenos un mensaje de texto

SPRING CYCLING AVOID INJURIES

To begin with, Florida pretty much has good cycling weather year-round. However, the temperatures have risen. So, cyclists from all over North America are descending on Florida streets. Unfortunately, that means a rise in bike-car and bike-truck accidents. Typically, the cyclists are on the losing end.

Secondly, cyclists share the same rights and responsibilities as other motorists on the road. But, negligent motorists or careless drivers can cause serious injury to a cyclist. Granted, bicyclists can receive damages for medical bills, lost income and, property damage. As well as, for pain and suffering. Yet, if you are partially responsible the amount received in damages gets reduced.

Causes of Bike-Car Accidents

Notably, in 2019 the FLHSMV reported 6,628 bike-car accidents. In addition, 142 of these cycling crashes resulted in a fatality. Considering, how susceptible cyclists are to injury it is important to know some of the main causes of bike-car accidents. So, here are some dangers cyclists face.

  • Failure to yield when entering the road – When entering a roadway, the law requires all motorists to yield to on-coming traffic. In fact, that includes yielding to bicyclists.
  • Passing without safe distance – All motorists must leave 3 feet around a cyclist when passing. It’s the law.
  • Right turn crashes – These collisions occur when a motorist fails to use their turn signal, or they make a sudden turn crossing the cyclists’ path.
  • Road Hazards – Things like road debris, potholes, and cracks in the pavement pose a danger to bicyclists. Because they can cause a cyclist to lose control of the bike.

Avoid Injuries Cycling Safety

In all honesty, cyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries when involved in a collision with a car or truck. Therefore, to avoid a crash or injury cyclists can take certain precautions. So, here are some safety tips for cyclists to follow:

  • Lleve siempre un casco bien ajustado y abróchese bien la correa.
  • Stay visible. Wear bright colors when riding or wear something that reflects light (reflective shoes, reflective tape, etc.)
  • Presta atención. No lleves auriculares para poder escuchar el tráfico y los peatones a tu alrededor. Nunca envíes mensajes de texto mientras conduces.
  • Circule en el mismo sentido que el tráfico y manténgase lo más a la derecha posible. Utiliza los carriles bici siempre que puedas.
  • Obedezca todas las leyes de tráfico, incluidas las señales, los carteles y las marcas de los carriles, cuando circule por la calzada. Si cruza una calzada sobre o a lo largo de un paso de peatones, respete las directrices para el cruce de peatones.
  • If riding between the hours of sunset and sunrise, Florida Law requires the use of a headlight lamp which exhibits a white light visible for 500 feet. Also, it requires the rear of the bike equipped with a taillight lamp and reflector visible for 600 feet.

Motorists Safety Reminders

Although, bicycle safety is important for both the cyclist and motorist. FLHSMV (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) states motorists must pay special attention when driving around cyclists. So, here are some safety tips for motorists to follow:

  • Los conductores DEBEN dejar un mínimo de un metro de distancia a los ciclistas cuando conduzcan junto a ellos o los adelanten. Es la ley.
  • Al girar, ceda el paso a cualquier ciclista que se encuentre en el carril bici y realice el giro detrás del ciclista.
  • Evite utilizar las luces largas cuando vea que se acerca un ciclista.
  • Antes de abrir la puerta de un coche, compruebe si hay ciclistas que puedan acercarse por detrás.

Liability in A Bike-Car Accident

Regarding, injuries from a bike-car or bike-truck accident, you can sue the responsible party for damages. Not to mention, as a victim Florida states you have 4 years from the date of the accident to file the claim. More importantly, you can recover damages from the at-fault party if you can prove liability.

At any rate, you as a cyclist have the same legal rights and duties as motorists in Florida. Yet, many drivers do not use care when sharing the road. For example, a distracted driver may not see you cycling and could collide with you.

Then, you can assert your personal injury claim under negligence. Due to the fact, they failed to use reasonable care. Thus, holding the at-fault party liable for injuries caused by the accident.

Damages and Compensation in a Cycling Accident

Furthermore, victims of a bike accident can recover damages. As a matter of fact, you can receive compensation for current medical bills and future medical bills. As well as, for loss of income, and property damage. Also, family members of a person that dies from the accident can recover damages through a wrongful death claim.

So, if you are in a bike-car or bike-truck accident, you could receive compensation. Hence, our Abogados de accidentes de coche en Tampa will review your case. Then, we will work to protect your legal rights so you can get the outcome you deserve.

CONTACT A TAMPA BIKE-AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

In short, after a bike-car accident, you may not know your rights. Above all, don’t struggle through the process alone. Actually, our equipo de lesiones personales está aquí para ayudarle con cualquier necesidad legal que pueda tener en relación con su accidente.

Por último, dejemos que RHINO Lawyers responder a sus preguntas y revisar los hechos de su caso con una consulta gratuita. Así que, comience completando el "EVALUACIÓN DE CASO GRATUITA INSTANTÁNEAMENTE" o llamándonos a cualquier hora, de día o de noche, al 844.329.3491.

Menú