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What Type Of Damage Recovery Is Possible For Bicyclists In Florida?

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Because Florida has lovely weather, it makes sense that many enjoy riding bicycles for exercise, recreation, or as a mode of transportation. Yet, bike riders are still vulnerable to injuries. Injuries happen on busy roads and on bike paths. While trails reduce the possibility of a bike sharing a road with a motorist, there… Read More »

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Five Common Bicycle Crashes To Be Aware Of In Florida

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For Floridians, bicycling is a way of life. Year-round great weather, beaches, and amazing urban scenery make Florida a great place to take to the road on two wheels. Unfortunately, throughout the greater Tampa Bay area, including St. Pete/Clearwater, bicycle crashes have gotten worse in recent years. When cars and bikes collide, there is… Read More »

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2010 Master Plan Report Identifies High Risk of Bicycle Accidents in Pinellas County

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According to a comprehensive report and master plan prepared for Pinellas County, crash data from 2007 to 2010 was reviewed in an effort to address escalating bicycle and pedestrian crashes in the county. The results were startling. Clearwater bicycle accident lawyers have also noticed a marked increase in pedestrian and bicycle crashes in the… Read More »

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What to Do if You are in a Bicycle Accident in Florida

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If you are injured while riding your bicycle in Florida, you may be able to recover damages for the harm you suffered. It is important that you do not do anything in the meantime that can hurt your chances in court or destroy important evidence for your case. It is therefore important to contact… Read More »

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$7 Million Settlement for Clearwater Bike Accident Victims

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The families of two bicyclists who were killed while riding a tandem bike on Clearwater’s Memorial Causeway finalized their civil lawsuit earlier this year by accepting a seven-million-dollar settlement from the employer of the man who hit and killed the couple. Christopher Weed was a bar back at Shepherd’s at Clearwater Beach and had… Read More »

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Bicycle Accidents in Florida: What You Need to Know

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Cycling is a fun pastime, an inexpensive transportation option, and a great way to get exercise. Unfortunately riding a bicycle can be dangerous and result in accidents either through colliding with an object, another bicycle, or a car. In fact, Florida has the highest rates of bicycle deaths in the nation. If you are… Read More »

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Bicycle Safety Tips When Sharing the Road with Automobiles

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Some people depend on bicycles as their main mode of transportation, as well as leisure. Frequent cycling can also be an excellent way for a person to stay in shape. However, cyclists face an increased danger by sharing a road with cars. With an increase in the number of people using bicycles on a… Read More »

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Bicycling Fatalities in Florida

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As citizens become more informed and concerned about their own physical health levels and about carbon emissions, more and more people each year are using bicycles for transportation, especially in major cities.  Due to the increase of cyclists, many states have attempted to make the roads safer for them to ride.  Noting the increase… Read More »

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Tampa Bay “Ride of Silence” Highlights Risks of Bicycle Accidents

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Recently, several cyclists took to the streets of Tampa to participate in the 11-mile “Ride of Silence.” The Ride of Silence was organized as a bike ride in remembrance of those killed or injured on bicycles. The annual event has sought to raise awareness towards bicycle safety. Despite campaigns by the Florida Department of… Read More »

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Doing Your Part to Avoid Bicycle Accidents While Riding on Florida Roads

By Paula Roman |

According to the most recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, bicyclist deaths account for about two percent of deaths involving motor vehicles nationwide and as much as five percent in Florida. This puts the state in the second position for the most deaths of bicyclists due to car accidents. Although vehicles, pedestrians,… Read More »

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