Is Florida a dangerous state in terms of bicycle accidents?

Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC found that over a three-year period, Florida had an annual bicyclist death rate of 5.7 per million residents, more than any other state and much higher than the national average of 2.3 deaths per million. Louisiana, the state with the second-highest bicyclist death rate, had a rate of 3.8 deaths per million.

Bicyclists are more vulnerable than vehicle drivers, dying at a rate nearly double that of car occupants. Although bicycle safety has improved somewhat over the years, Florida has made less progress than most other states. While public safety improvements are needed, driver negligence is often to blame for accidents.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident through the fault of another, you may be able to obtain compensation for your loss. Contact Joyce & Reyes. We are available for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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