Orlando Bicycle Accident Lawyers Martinez Manglardi PA urge drivers to be alert for bicyclists sharing the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, bicycle accidents in Florida kill more than 100 people a year. A recent spate of high profile bicycle accidents in the Orlando area has energized safety advocates. Police recently arrested a driver in the deadly bike crash involving a young Altamonte Springs family. The accident killed an 18-month-old child and severely injured her parents. The family was out for a bike ride and were waiting on a sidewalk for a light to change when they were hit by an intoxicated driver.
In Orlando, a car hit and killed a member of the Nona Cycle bicycle club on Heintzelman Boulevard near Orlando International Airport. According to witnesses, a car veered into the bike lane, striking David McGrinn Jr., who later died at the hospital. Police say the crash is still under investigation. In other Orlando bike accident news, the family of a cardiologist killed while riding a bike in Maitland has filed a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit. The family is suing apartment complex managers who they say were negligent in closing a sidewalk, forcing Orlando Health cardiologist Dr. Robert Dalton Jr. to ride in the street.
WATCH: do you know the “3-foot law” for cyclists? Friends of David McGrinn Jr, who was killed this weekend while cycling, want to remind drivers to give them space. THE LAW: https://t.co/atnSem7CiX
— Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) July 30, 2019
Orlando Bicycle Accident Lawyers Can Help Victims
Orlando Bicycle Accident Lawyers are joining with safety groups in highlighting the “3-foot-law”. Florida law states that “Drivers MUST give bicyclists a minimum of three feet of clearance when driving alongside or passing them.” Other safety rules include:
- When turning, yield to any bicyclist in the bike lane and make your turn behind the cyclist.
- Avoid using high beam headlights when you see a bicyclist approaching.
- Before opening a car door, check for bicyclists who may be approaching from behind.
Most accidents are caused by failure to follow safety rules and common sense. When such negligent action leads to death or injury, the law provides a way for accident victims to recover losses and get compensated for damages. Personal injury lawyers can often win generous settlements to help victims and survivors carry on. If an accident causes damage to your life and property, you’ll want the best personal injury lawyer in Orlando. Consider the Orlando personal injury law firm Martinez Manglardi PA. For more than 30 years, we’ve been helping accident victims pick up the pieces. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation at one of our convenient Central Florida locations.