Miami Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
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Miami Lawyers Representing Victims of Bicycling and Pedestrian Accidents
With Florida’s beautiful weather, it’s common for drivers to share our busy roadways with runners, pedestrians and bicyclists, and – when safety is ignored – results can be disastrous. In fact, in 2007 and 2009, Florida had the highest number of bicycle deaths in the country. And, according to Smart Growth America, which compares the number of pedestrian fatalities to the number of people who regularly commute on foot, 1,539 pedestrians were killed between 2003 and 2012 in South Florida. Between 2008 and 2012, that’s about 2.58 deaths per every 100,000 regular pedestrians; which, according to Smart Growth America, makes the Miami – Ft. Lauderdale metro area the fourth most dangerous area for pedestrians in the nation.
How Pedestrian and Bike Accidents Happen
These pedestrian, runner or bicyclist accidents generally result from a motorist’s negligence or inattentiveness while driving their vehicle. Some the most common collisions occur when a motor vehicle driver:
- Turns directly in front of a pedestrian, runner or bicyclist
- Enters a street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic into the pedestrian, runner or bicyclist
- Fails to yield at an intersection or runs a stop or red light
- Is inattentive or distracted while driving past a pedestrian, runner or bicyclist
- Fails to look both ways when resuming travel after stopping at a stop sign
- Is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Bicycling accidents and/or injuries can also be caused by pedestrians, defective bike parts, recalled helmets, and ineffective bike safety equipment. These accidents cause serious injury such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, head, neck and spinal cord injuries and even death.
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If you were injured in an accident, lost a loved one to negligence, or had your insurance claim denied or underpaid, let us help you obtain the results you deserve. To learn more, please contact our Florida law firm today for your free initial consultation. We would be honored to put our experience, skill and integrity to work for you!