Florida has an aggressive state-wide bicycle helmet law, but helmets can
only do so much. Orlando personal injury lawyer Todd Miner has the experience
to take legal action and recover financial compensation when safety gear
fails and bicyclists and motorcyclists are seriously injured.
Oddly, some drivers are under the impression that if the cyclist didn’t
have protective gear and an accident occurred that the driver is somehow
safe from damages. That couldn’t be further from the truth, according to Miner.
Drivers are charged with exercising reasonable care for the safety of others,
particularly when traveling around bicyclists. Unfortunately, not all
drivers do this. It’s therefore important for Orlando to understand
that helmets and pads won’t keep a cyclist entirely safe. Even when
a bicycle helmet is worn, they can fail in an impact. The spine, neck
and other critical areas are not protected, and serious injury can occur.
Todd Miner is a motorcycle accident attorney who cares passionately about
bicycling safety. He knows that cyclists are very vulnerable because they
don’t have the protection of metal around them as drivers do in
automobiles. He knows that cyclists are at greater risks of being seriously
injured or even killed in an accident.
Distractions Are Dangerous to Cyclists
The best thing drivers can do to protect cyclists is to be alert. Texting
while driving is now unlawful in Florida and in several states. When drivers
are distracted, it is easy to miss a car or a child on a bike.
In Florida, law makers just approved the texting ban Feb 7, making texting
while driving a secondary offence. Drivers can only text while they are
stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic.
Distractions aside, keep bicycle helmets and safety gear as required attire
when bicycling, but always stay mindful that they won’t stop a car.
To learn more about your rights to compensation after a serious injury,
contact a motorcycle accident lawyer Florida residents trust: Todd Miner.
He’s just a phone call away.