Bicycling is a fantastic activity in Florida because of all the wonderful weather Florida has to offer, as well as all the excellent trails and paths. Biking is a great form of exercise, and it’s a good way to get out and get some fresh air. However, bike accidents are extremely common in Florida.
Although bikes have the legal right to right in the right of way with cars, trucks, and other automobiles, drivers often treat bicyclists with disdain. Alternatively, drivers don’t pay attention and create unnecessary danger for bicyclists. As a result, there are many crashes between vehicles and bikes every year in Florida that cause serious injuries or death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident in Orlando, or anywhere else in Florida, we invite you to reach out to us and schedule your free legal consultation with an Orlando bike accident lawyer at our office. You can call us at (321) 352-7588, or you can contact us on our website and set up your free consultation by email.
Florida Bike Accident Statistics
Bike accidents and bike accident fatalities are on the rise across the United States, and Florida is no exception. In Florida, accidents between bikes and vehicles are astoundingly common, and fatal bike accidents are more common in Florida than in any other state. Below are some of the alarming bike accident statistics that we pulled from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Total Bike Accidents Per Year in Florida
- 2018: 6,590 Total Bike Crashes
- 2019: 6,664 Total Bike Crashes
- 2020: 5,952 Total Bike Crashes
- 2021: 6,404 Total Bike Crashes
- 2022: 7,040 Total Bike Crashes
Total Bike Accident Fatalities Per Year in Florida
- 2018: 160 Total Fatalities from Bike Crashes
- 2019: 156 Total Fatalities from Bike Crashes
- 2020: 169 Total Fatalities from Bike Crashes
- 2021: 197 Total Fatalities from Bike Crashes
- 2022: 198 Total Fatalities from Bike Crashes
Total Injuries from Bike Accidents Per Year in Florida
- 2018: 6,183 Total Injuries from Bike Crashes
- 2019: 6,229 Total Injuries from Bike Crashes
- 2020: 5,574 Total Injuries from Bike Crashes
- 2021: 5,958 Total Injuries from Bike Crashes
- 2022: 6,582 Total Injuries from Bike Crashes
As you can see from the data above, 2022 was the worst year over the past 5 years for bike accidents, including bike accident injuries and bike accident fatalities. Unfortunately, this increasing trend of bicycle accident fatalities in Florida shows no signs of slowing.
Common Places Where Bike Accidents Occur in Florida
Bike accidents happen all over the place in Orlando and in Florida. However, there are some spots where bike accidents occur most often. Below are some of the most common places where bike accidents occur in Orlando and throughout Florida.
Bike Accidents at Intersections
Distracted driving is unbelievably prevalent in today’s world because of cell phones and other electronics. Drivers who are not paying attention are far more likely to run into a bicyclist and cause a bike accident. This is particularly true at intersections where a brief lapse in focus can result in a car colliding with a bike. It happens all the time, and this is a major source of serious or fatal bike accidents in Florida.
Bike Accidents in Parking Lots
Parking lots and driveways are a common location of pedestrian accidents and bike accidents because people often leave a parking spot without checking their mirrors of being sure of their surroundings. Thus, a bike accident will often occur when a bicyclist is riding by just as a vehicle is backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
Bike Accidents in the City
The data shows that most bike accident fatalities occur in urban areas. Thus, bicyclists are particularly in danger when driving around busy city streets. This is especially true now because inexperienced bicyclists can hop on a Lime, Bird, Wheels, Razor, or other rental bike and take a ride through downtown Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, or Tampa. Often, these folks have little or no experience riding bikes. Inexperienced bicyclists riding around in the most dangerous areas for bikes is nothing short of a recipe for disaster.
Contact an Orlando Bike Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident in Orlando, or anywhere else in Florida, we can help. We help people who have been injured by careless, negligent, and reckless drivers get the justice they deserve.
We offer free legal consultations to injured people throughout Florida. All you have to do to schedule your consultation with an Orlando bike accident lawyer is call us at (321) 352-7588. If you would rather set up your consultation by email, you can contact us on our website.
Once you’re schedule for a consultation, you can rest assured that your consultation will be with an Orlando bike accident lawyer. We do not schedule injured people to have a consultation with an intake specialist or some other customer service representative.