Collier County, Florida
- Only about 1 in 7 bicycle accidents in the United States involve children younger than 15.
- The first automobile crash ever recorded in the United States occurred in New York City in 1896 when a motorized vehicle collided with a pedalcycle rider.
- A total of 716 bicyclists were killed and 52,000 injured in traffic accidents in the United States during 2008.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Florida is the deadliest state in the nation for bicycle accidents. A total of 125 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2008 – accounting for about one–sixth of the 716 fatal bicycle accidents that occurred nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
South Florida Injury Lawyer Gregg Hollander and the Hollander Law Firm have a reputation as cycling advocates and are proud of our record of aggressively pursuing the rights of cyclists who have been seriously injured or killed in an accident.
Both coasts of Florida have made significant investments in bike trails: More than 100 miles of paved bike trails exist in Miami–Dade County, while in Lee County, officials have invested in more than 20 designated bike trails for riding enthusiasts.
The Hollander Law Firm has decades of experience representing bicycle accident victims throughout South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
The growing popularity of cycling for exercise and recreational has steadily increased the average age of cyclists involved in serious or fatal accidents over the last decade: from 32 to 41 for fatal accidents and from 24 to 31 for injury accidents.
Like motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, South Florida bicycle accidents are usually the result of a careless motorist who fails to yield the right–of–way, often resulting in very serious or fatal injuries to the cyclist. An accident victim is entitled to payment for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, current and future medical complications, rehabilitation and other damages best pursued by a South Florida law firm experienced in handling injury claims involving cyclists.
As a veteran trial attorney who has handled thousands of injury cases throughout South Florida, Attorney Hollander will move aggressively against the at–fault driver in pursuing your claim through mediation, arbitration or trial. Our staff will thoroughly review the insurance coverage available and may even be able to assist you in filling a claim for damages from your own insurance company or the insurance coverage on other vehicles in the at–fault party’s household.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a bicycle accident, an experienced injury attorney or wrongful death lawyer can fight for your rights and help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Hollander Law Firm today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family.