It is a fact: Florida’s pedestrian fatality rate is greater than most any state, and often is the nation’s highest.
We have handled many cases involving death and serious injury to bicyclist and pedestrians in the twenty years of practice in this field. Why are there so many accidents in Florida, and what should you do if you are in an accident? There are several theories why there are so many accidents in Florida. Florida has a combination of climate and long daylight hours that promote walking and biking which increases exposure to traffic. Florida is known for urban sprawl with highways that are not adequately protect from vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. Millions of tourist come to Florida to enjoy our state, and many of these people are not familiar with our streets making them more susceptible to getting into an accident.
The City of Clermont in Central Florida is know as the “center of the universe” for triathlon training and home of the National Training Center. The roads in this area are packed with cyclist and runners year round.
If you are in an accident, it is critical to gather witness names and preserve evidence in anticipation for presenting your case as the police often cite a pedestrian or cyclist as being at fault in an accident. Remember, the opinion of the police officer nor the crash report is admissible in court. For this reason, even if you have been at fault, you can still have a case to recover for your injuries.
Brett Bressler is a competitive runner and triathlete. He has handled pedestrian and cyclist injury and fatal accident cases.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, allow our knowledgeable and caring lawyer to walk you through the legal process with ease and precision. Our staff is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the injured, and wants to help you regain your pre-accident state without further delay. You do not have to endure the pain and agony of your bicycle accident over and over again by communicating with the insurance companies alone. Brett M. Bressler , P.A. can help you receive the attention and outcome you deserve by calling us today at (407) 599-2002.