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South Florida Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

2645 Executive Park Drive Weston, Florida, 33331

An Experienced Bike Accident Lawyer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, out of all reported bike crashes ( bikes and other pedaled vehicles ) involving one or more motor vehicles in 2013, approximately 48,000 cyclists were injured, and 743 cyclists were killed. The state of Florida had the highest rate of bike accident fatalities.


What Is Florida Bike Law?

 

Florida law states that cyclists must follow the rules of the road. Only Cyclists under 16 years of age are required to wear helmets. Bike riders must ride on the right side of the road in most cases, stop at stop signs, use lights between sunset and sundown, and follow traffic laws. However, a number of exceptions exist within these laws, and the attorneys here at Harry Rosen Law are experts at handling the complexities of your individual bicycle accident case. Call Harry personally to see if you have a case at (954) 640-0259.


When Is a Car Driver Negligent?

 

Motorists are required to share the road with cyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers do not respect cyclists and increase the risks of cycling accidents. Motor vehicle drivers maybe be liable in obvious cases of negligence, such as violating a traffic law or turning before looking. Weston based bike accident lawyer Harry Rosen has successfully sued many insurance companies and won millions in settlements for victims of accidents caused by car driver negligence.

Cyclists are permitted to travel in the middle of a lane if it is too narrow to accommodate both the cyclist and a motor vehicle or if they need to avoid an obstruction or danger, so determining fault is complex. Florida law requires a minimum distance of three feet between a bicycle and passing vehicle. It is negligent to overtake cyclists at high speeds or close distances, even if there is no physical contact.


At Harry Rosen Law in South Florida, we are currently handling a seriously injured cyclist who was riding his bike on the sidewalk and while riding across the street in a pedestrian walkway was hit by a municipal truck. Although a bicyclist is generally required to ride on the road with traffic there are exceptions that will permit a cyclist to ride on the sidewalk.


What To Do After a Bike Accident

 

Numerous motorists and law enforcement officers are unfamiliar with bike laws. After a cycling accident, it is important to avoid speaking with representatives of the driver's insurance company because they will use any statement against you or try to settle for an inadequate amount. Contact a bike accident lawyer like Harry Rosen, collect all evidence, file a police report with the driver's information and avoid negotiating with insurance companies. Cyclists do not always realize the extent of their injuries, so it's wise to file a police report and receive medical treatment immediately.


The attorneys at the law firm of Harry Rosen represent victims of bike accidents. Our attorneys will assess your case and help you receive compensation for your injuries and suffering. We strive to make the roads safer for bicyclists and remove the barriers of the road. Call Harry Rosen at (954) 640-0259. Our law firm services Weston, Sunrise, Plantation, Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach, … and all of South Florida.