Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney
In 2015, 45,000 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with 818 of those incidents resulting in death. A recent study finds that finds that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation — 0.57 per 100,000 people, more than double the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,000. Because of the enormous impact a bicycle injury can have on one’s life and/or their family’s life, it’s important to discuss your legal rights with an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Tampa, Florida.
Franco Law Group possesses the means and the experience to manage your case entirely if you or a loved one ever find yourselves injured in a bicycle-automobile accident. Our highly trained attorneys are determined to provide the most efficient and dedicated service to all of our clients, ensure that their legal rights are protected and secure.
We hope that all is well with you and your family and that you are remaining healthy during these trying times. Florida (as well as most of the entire United States) has been essentially locked down by the on-going threat of the COVID-19 virus / pandemic.
Florida is no stranger to car accidents with over 400,000 crashes in 2019. A portion of those accidents involves vehicles which are classified as “low speed vehicles” (LSV). Low speed vehicles are defined as four wheeled vehicles that do not reach above 25 miles per hour, and their total weight does not exceed 3,000 pounds.
COVID-19 has reached Tampa at perhaps a greater speed than many could have anticipated. It is paramount to slow the spread and reduce potential overloading of local hospitals. While the danger may be low for a majority of the population, the lack of any vaccine makes COVID-19 significantly more contagious than the common flu.
The sting of the loss seems worse when their death was the result of a wrongful act or negligence, such as, by a person driving under the influence or a car manufacturer defect.
Per the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report on “Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving Behavior: the United States, 2014,” nearly 2 out of 3 drivers in the U.S believe aggressive driving is a growing problem when compared to the previous 3 years.