Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Fort Lauderdale
Bicycle riding is an excellent way to exercise for people of all ages. However, not all areas in Florida have designated bike lanes that make bicycling safer.
An accident that produces a bent fender in automobiles can lead to serious injuries when one of the vehicles is a bicycle. Broken limbs, head injuries, spinal injuries and even death can result from these accidents. All bicyclists should learn safe riding practices and wear proper equipment such as helmets and good-fitting shoes to avoid accidents. Stay in designated bike lanes and follow all traffic regulations, just as an automobile would, to avoid accidents. Be alert to traffic conditions around you at all times, and stay on watch for unexpected hazards.Traffic Hazards in Populous Areas
In 2009, 630 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. Over 51,000 bicyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Traffic conditions continue to worsen each year, and bicyclists are increasingly at risk of being involved in an accident. In addition, the risk of encountering a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs becomes increasingly likely as population density increases. In some cases, hit-and-run drivers leave the scene of accidents. In these cases, a thorough investigation of the accident can help to determine the legal responsibility for the accident. The bicyclist involved in the accident may be eligible for compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other expenses related to the injury. A competent accident attorney can help an accident victim to navigate the sometimes-confusing steps of filing a legal case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in traffic while riding a bicycle, you need a Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney with knowledge of the law and experience working with these cases. Contact a Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney from Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, to discuss the details of your case.