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Common Types of Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Injuries

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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 rider’s probability of suffering a traumatic brain injury …

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Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Statistics

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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. Most safety experts strongly support the use of helmets …

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Florida Bicycle Accident Statistics

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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 accidents. More alarming, though, …

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Bicycle Safety Tips

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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 2 people die in bicycle …

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Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Bicycle Accident Claim?

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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 over by an automobile, a much greater …

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Tampa Driver Found Guilty 3 Years after Striking and Killing USF Bicyclist

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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 March …

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2014 Off to a Scary Start for Bicycle Accidents

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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 …

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