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Florida Bicycle Accidents

When cycling, you share the road with vehicles that weigh 3,000 or 4,000 pounds and maybe even several tons with a semi-truck. Needless to say, you are vulnerable.

According to the US Department of Transportation, every year cycling accidents account for roughly 2% of all traffic fatalities in the country. Florida is one of the most dangerous places in the country to ride a bicycle. The state ranked first in traffic fatalities. There were 6.56 bicycle fatalities per million people in 2011, according to data from the US Department of Transportation. That was almost double the next state.

What are my rights if my relative or I was injured or killed in a bicycle accident?

If a vehicle hit and serious injured or killed someone, the first thing that is needed is more information. The circumstances of the accident are important. If the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated, left the scene of the accident, or was texting while driving, he or she could be guilty of negligence. That makes it is possible to file a claim. The first thing you need to do is contact a Florida personal injury attorney. A lawyer can help you understand the law and how it impacts your specific case.

Can I get my medical bills paid for?

Even if you don’t have a case for negligence, you are still entitled to money to cover your economic losses. Florida is a "no fault state". That means a vehicle must carry personal injury protection insurance. The insurance does not require anyone to prove who was at fault in an accident and is meant to quickly expedite the process.

Florida bicycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has over thirty years of experience representing victims that have been injured in accidents. For additional information, give us a call today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).

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