Florida Bicycle Wrongful Death Lawyer
As Florida wrongful death bike lawyers, we care about Florida cyclists.
Florida bicycle wrongful death fatalities are sadly on the rise. In 2012, 120 bicycle riders were killed in Florida bike accidents. This is more than all the bike crash fatalities in the entire country of England (and England has triple Florida's population and a much higher bike riding demographic). As Florida bike accident lawyers, we try to stay up on the alarming number of bike crash fatalities in our state. Florida's cyclist wrongful death rate is three times the U.S. average. Florida ranks 1st in number of wrongful death bicycle fatalities in the country. A recent Orlando Sentinel article proclaims Florida leads the nation in bike deaths. In 2008, Florida had 125 bicycle wrongful deaths. In comparison, California only had 109 bike fatalities, and California has double the population of Florida. According to a 2014 Dangerous by Design study, four of the most dangerous cycling cities in America are Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Orlando.
So why are there so many Florida bicycle accident wrongful deaths?
Florida bicycle wrongful death fatalities are so high because Florida was designed for cars, not pedestrians and bike riders. Florida developed in the 1970s which was the golden era of the automobile. As a result, Florida roads are not bike friendly. Specifically, Florida is a hotbed for bike deaths because its road lanes are too wide, Florida has subpar bicycle lanes with no dividers separating cars from bikes, and Florida sidewalks are too narrow for bicycle traffic. Florida's lawmakers are trying to remedy the problem in Tallahassee, but unfortunately, redeveloping Florida's streets and sidewalks would cost billions and is an unachievable goal.
Florida Wrongful Death Bike Accident Lawyer
If your loved one was killed in a Florida wrongful death bicycle crash, we are here to help. As Florida bicycle accident lawyers, we regularly handle wrongful death lawsuits across the state. We can help answer your questions and guide you through this difficult time. Call us at 561-316-7207 to speak with a wrongful death bike accident attorney today. If you would prefer to contact a Florida bike death lawyer via email, please fill out the free case evaluator below.