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We are Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers relentless pursuing justice for victims of bicycle crashes in and around Fort Lauderdale. As Broward County natives and passionate cyclists, we are familiar with the dangers presented in riding a bicycle in Fort Lauderdale. We have successfully recovered more than $10 million for bicycle accident victims in the past. Let our experience work for you on your claim. As a South Florida based injury law firm with a passion for cycling, we are here to help pick up the pieces following a Fort Lauderdale bike accident. If you have any questions on your potential Fort Lauderdale bike crash injury, call us today for your free consultation at 754-312-7202. If you are local, please call us and set up an in-person meeting in our Plantation office. To learn more about who we are and why we care, click here.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a beautiful city located in Broward County. As a major South Florida tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale enjoys about 13 million visitors each year. The city of Fort Lauderdale has made a recent push to be bike-friendly; however, like its bigger brother to the south (Miami), Fort Lauderdale is a car-based city. The main arteries of Fort Lauderdale, like Broward Boulevard, Andrews Avenue, A1A, Las Olas, Hollywood Circle and Sunrise Blvd, are common sites of bicycle crashes and accidents, due to their heavy automotive traffic. Fort Lauderdale bicyclists are forced to use sidewalks or narrow bike lanes in an effort to keep up with speeding motorists. Unfortunately, these Ft. Lauderdale bike riders occasionally are hit by cars which can cause permanent injury or even wrongful death.
Florida Law on Ft. Lauderdale Bike Crash Accidents
Florida's laws are often the butt of many jokes. However, our lawmakers got it right when it comes to protecting bicycle riders. The law in Florida protects bike riders as if they were motorists on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk. This means if you were hurt in a Fort Lauderdale bike accident, even if the accident was partially your fault, you should speak with a Fort Lauderdale bike accident attorney about your potential case. Bike crashes leave cyclists permanently injured. These kinds of Fort Lauderdale bicycle crash lawsuits regularly result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts, due to the damages sustained in Ft. Lauderdale bike crashes.
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Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Accidents: Common Locations
Fort Lauderdale Bike Crashes on A1A Ocean Drive
Many folks enjoy riding bikes on Fort Lauderdale's beaches. The closest street where bicycle riders can bike near the beach is A1A, also known as Ocean Drive. Bicyclists riding on Fort Lauderdale's A1A can use either the sidewalk or ride directly on the street. In my observation, casual bike riders will use A1A's large paver-style sidewalk, while serious distance cyclists will ride on the street with traffic. There is a dedicated bike lane along A1A for bicyclists to use. Although the presence of a bike lane creates a safer riding environment, A1A is a constantly congested road full of rubbernecking tourists who are paying little attention to the road. As a result, Ft. Lauderdale bike accidents along the A1A beach are a common and unfortunate occurrence.
Ft. Lauderdale Bike Accidents Along Broward Blvd.
Broward Blvd. is the central road that goes from downtown Fort Lauderdale all the way west to Plantation. Broward Blvd. also dissects Fort Lauderdale (and Broward County) into northern and southern halves. Cycling is common along Broward Blvd because of its central location. Broward is definitely a 'stroad' meant for cars and is usually unsafe for bicycle riders. Fort Lauderdale bike crash accidents are common along the sides of Broward Blvd. due to the street's heavy automobile traffic.
Bike Crashes in Hollywood, Florida on Young's Circle
Hollywood is a growing city to Fort Lauderdale's south. Many vacationers go to Young Circle in Hollywood to ride bikes (also known as Hollywood Circle). Bike rentals and bike accidents are growing in Hollywood due to the uptick in bike usage. Hollywood bike crashes that lead to Fort Lauderdale bike crash lawsuits are venued in Broward County, Florida.
Fort Lauderdale Bike Accident Statistics
Statistics confirm that Fort Lauderdale bike accidents resulting in injuries are on a sharp incline. The Sun-Sentinel, a Fort Lauderdale-based newspaper, reports that bicycle commuters in Fort Lauderdale has increased by 10% from 2010 to 2011. This is largely due to increased fuel prices. Additionally, the number of people who are biking around Ft. Lauderdale for recreation on the weekend is skyrocketing, leading to much more Fort Lauderdale bicycle accidents with cars. With the drastic increase in bike riders all over Broward County, bicycle crashes involving cars are bound to occur. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Fort Lauderdale bike accident, contact a Fort Lauderdale bicycle crash lawyer at 754-312-7202 to discuss your potential Fort Lauderdale bike accident claim. If you were hurt in a Ft. Lauderdale bike crash and fail to bring a claim, you may waive your right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience. Please fill out the free claim evaluator below to get more information on your potential Ft. Lauderdale bicycle accident case.