Florida is a great state for bike riders. On any given day, you can find people out and about, enjoying the great weather while on a bicycle ride. We have plenty of leisure and exercise riders around Fort Lauderdale, but there are also many people who use their bikes as a mode of transportation to and from work.
Unfortunately, bicycle riders are also vulnerable when it comes to vehicle crashes. We learned that a Fort Lauderdale woman was killed in a vehicle crash last week. The accident happened at around 8 p.m. on January 28 and took the life of Casey Liening. The police say that she was struck after two vehicles collided with one another. One of the cars slammed into her as she rode.
This is not something that any cyclist can predict. Our condolences go out to the Liening family. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates knows that there are so many dangers that bicyclists face each day in and around the city. If you need a Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney, call us today.
Just like the rest of the state, Fort Lauderdale can be a crowded place. There are so many people coming in and out of the city from all over the country that the streets can be dangerous. This can really put bicyclists at risk. For the latest reporting year in the state, there were 6,675 bicycle crashes. Out of those, there were:
If you look at those numbers, you can see that most of the bicycle crashes end up with the cyclist experiencing an injury. These injuries are often severe. It is not uncommon for a bicycle crash victim to experience more than one of the following:
A bicyclist simply does not have any protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Even wearing a helmet, they are likely to sustain serious injuries. Not only are these injuries life-altering, but they can become incredibly costly.
All too often, bicycle accidents happen in areas where the cyclist has the right-of-way. This can be in bike paths, crosswalks, or intersections.
What are the main causes?
Usually driver error. This can include drivers who are distracted by their phones or another person in their vehicle. It can also include drunk drivers who disregard the safety of everyone in and around the roadway.
The aftermath of a bicycle accident that was caused by another person can leave you with many questions. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates wants to help you get answers. If you have been injured in a bicycle crash, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. This can include: