Patty Benne, 30, of Weston, FL was involved in a Bicycle Accident on the evening of November 15. Benne was traveling on her bicycle from west to east across Royal Palm Blvd in Weston, when her bike hit an uneven piece of the bike path; Benne was ejected from the bike and thrown onto the curb. Patty was rushed to Memorial Regional with minor injuries; luckily she was wearing a helmet.
According to the U.S. Office of Health, Safety & Security, the six most common causes of bicycle accidents are:
(1) Bicyclist traveling on the wrong side of the road;
(2) Vehicle makes an unsafe turn;
(3) Bicyclist traveling into the path of a vehicle from a driveway or sidewalk;
(4) Auto driver opening door while bicycle passes;
(5) Bicyclist weaving or leaving the edge of the road/bike lane.
With the weather in South Florida being perfect for bike riding many people use their bikes as a means of transportation or for training. In my practice as a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale and its environs; Weston Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Pompano and Coral Springs, I have represented many victims of traumatic head and body injuries sustained from bicycle incidents. Just as the use of a seat belt is a critical safety tool when operating or riding in an automobile, so is the use of a bicycle helmet. Invest in a helmet.
Always seek legal counsel from an experienced south Florida Personal Injury Attorney should you become the victim of a bicycle accident to know your rights. Cohn, Smith & Cohn offers free, confidential case evaluations, so you risk nothing by telling us about your case and learning more about our experience. To set up a meeting, call us today at (954) 522 4600.