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  • Common Types of Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Injuries

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can involve abrupt collisions and potentially severe injuries to the rider. Even though motorcycles are faster and more powerful, a bicycle accident can be equally as devastating. A cyclist may crash or be struck by a motor vehicle while riding under 5 mph and can still sustain catastrophic, life-threatening injury. Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In South Florida, bicycle accidents occur at a relatively high rate. Central and southern Florida’s major metropolitan areas are among the nation’s most dangerous areas when it comes to fatal bicycle accidents. A few different causes are common among many accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles. Bicycle helmet awareness has been a growing topic of discussion in recent decades. ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    March 20, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    For the past several years, Tampa has ranked consistently among the top 3 most dangerous cities for cyclists within the state of Florida, typically trailing behind Orlando and/or Miami. Since 2007, nearly 4,200 bicycle accidents involving injuries have been reported annually. At least 100 of those accidents involve a bicyclist death. At the current average rate, at least 12 people are injured and ...
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  • Florida Bicycle Accident Statistics

    March 20, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In Florida, bicycles provide an economical and enjoyable way to get around throughout the year. However, riding a bike near Florida’s major cities can be particularly hazardous, especially for beginner-level cyclists or those who ride regularly in or near traffic. Florida has ranked consistently over the past several years as one of the top three states in the US with the most fatal bicycle ...
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  • Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Bicycle Accident Claim?

    March 17, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the state of Florida, bicyclists near major metropolitan areas like Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville face the highest risks of fatal bicycle accidents in the US. Florida’s major cities record the highest rates of bicycle accident fatalities every year. Since bicycles offer no protection to riders and most traffic accidents involving bicycles cause the cyclist to be ejected or run ...
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  • Tampa Driver Found Guilty 3 Years after Striking and Killing USF Bicyclist

    February 12, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A Tampa area driver that killed a bicyclist in an accident nearly three years ago has been found guilty. The vehicle the man was driving had been exceeding 90mph when he struck and killed a cyclist close to the University of South Florida’s Riverfront Park. On Monday, February 3rd, a jury convicted Lenoy Angel Rivera, age 21, of vehicular homicide. Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced on ...
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  • 2014 Off to a Scary Start for Bicycle Accidents

    January 22, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    2013 closed out on a consistent pace for bicycle accidents after a rider was injured in Pinellas County on December 31st. Though police believed he had been drinking, the bicyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Park Blvd. Now, just a few weeks into 2014, South Florida has had already had its fair share of bicycle accidents. Critical Mass Leader Hit While Riding On Thursday ...
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  • Cyclist Injured in Pinellas Park Accident

    January 7, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On New Year’s Eve, a local man riding a bicycle was seriously injured after being struck by an automobile on Park Boulevard. The accident occurred in the evening hours just after dusk, according to Pinellas Park Police. The accident report revealed the cyclist had entered an eastbound traffic lane against the flow of traffic. The sun had already set and the man was riding the bike in traffic ...
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  • Holiday Rush Increases Danger on the Road

    December 23, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    that people should be wary of more than just being able to weave their way through the crowds to find a gift. Researchers at the UA Center for Advanced Public Safety, who analyzed 10 years of Alabama crash data, found that the days just before Christmas can be a more dangerous time to drive than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s. UA researchers found heavy traffic surrounding ...
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  • FDOT to Designate Bike Lane on Clearwater Causeway

    September 30, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Officials from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced they would designate marked bicycle lanes on the Clearwater Memorial Causeway just days after a man turned himself into police in connection with a deadly hit and run accident involving two cyclists on Labor Day. One of the cyclists died on the scene and the second died in the hospital several weeks later after a small pickup ...
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  • Arrest Made in Fatal Tandem Bike Accident

    September 5, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Rob Lemon and his girlfriend, Hilary Michalak, were riding their tandem bike early Monday on the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater when a vehicle crashed into them, according to media reports. The impact splintered the bike into pieces and tossed the couple 50 feet apart, the Ledger reported. Meanwhile, the vehicle reportedly kept going. Though both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, ...
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  • Child Helmet Safety Laws Linked to Fewer Deaths

    August 23, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Far too often, children go for bicycle rides without a helmet. The unfortunate reality is that bikers who don’t wear this type of protective gear are at significant risk of suffering fatal or catastrophic neck or head injuries. Years of studies and mounting evidence show that helmets save lives. The Journal of Pediatrics conducted a cross-sectional study of all bicyclists aged 0-16 years ...
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