Over 7,000 cyclists are struck by a motor vehicle on a yearly basis. Too often this results in the death of the cyclist. Just as with motorcycles, bicycles are easily lost in a vehicle’s blind spots and do not offer any protection to the cyclist.
Florida law establishes specific requirements for people riding bicycles: Children under 16 years of age must wear a helmet at all times. Cyclists with a child under four years of age must have an extra seat or carrier attached to the bicycle. Cyclists must always wear a lamp and reflectors when riding at night, among many other regulations. However, these requirements do not exempt drivers of motor vehicles from exercising due care.
When a cyclist is struck by a moving vehicle the type of injuries sustained tend to be serious and permanent. Therefore, it’s essential to hire attorneys who are experienced in litigating bicycle accident cases.
At Carey Leisure & Neal, we have decades of experience representing injured cyclists throughout Florida. All of our attorneys are Board Certified experts recognized as such within the legal industry. When you become our client, we are available for you 24/7.
Contact us at (727) 799-3900 for a free no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.