Are Bicycle Helmets Effective in Miami

Posted by: Jimmy De La Espriella
Category: Personal Injury Blogs

Biking on the bridge in Miami is probably one of the best things to do on a weekend in Miami. The thrill of riding a bicycle down the bridge and feeling the wind on your face while seeing the ocean all laid out in front of you. It is truly a feeling you can only experience in Miami. 

But this is also what makes biking so dangerous. Throughout most of Miami, there are biking lanes that are specifically dedicated for bicycles, but they share the same road as the cars. This is the part that makes it dangerous. With the big amount of cars in Miami and the influx of bikers realizing that Miami is in fact a nice place to bike and be in, the amount of bicycle accidents has increased as well.

How Do Helmets Help?

According to The Guardian, the helmet in fact helps reduce the likelihood of traumatic and severe brain injury by up to 65%. 

So why was a study done on helmets?

Isn’t it obvious that helmets DO in fact assist in lessening the chance of traumatic head injury? After the mega study that was done in Australia, yes.

However, there were many bikers (professional) that wanted a comprehensive study as to why and how much better helmets actually are. Ironic that this is coming from professional bikers right? Well yes and no. Of course they know that helmets are important for the safety of riders in the case that they get flung over their bikes. But also, according to a survey, the main factor that deters people from riding a bike is actually the helmet. Lots of people don’t want to wear the helmet. 

So how does the helmet actually prevent you from getting injured?

Well it’s quite simple. When you fall off your bike, your head is the most exposed and vulnerable portion of your body. Also when you fall off the bike, the direction you are thrown in is forward and mostly propelled through your head. 

This is mainly why helmets are safe and prevent severe injury. 

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me in Miami?

Personal injury lawyers in Miami can help you get the financial compensation for the injuries you suffered at the hands of negligence. 

Getting financial compensation for your injuries, especially when caused by negligence can become a big journey that lasts from months to maybe even a whole year. 

With the constant calling (or maybe even NO calling at all) and the back and forth for counter offers and settlements, the process can become stressful and possibly even make your injuries worse because of the accumulated stress. 

Dealing with the lawyers, adjusters, and the insurance companies make it so much harder to peacefully recover, and this is where a personal injury lawyer comes in.

Our personal injury lawyers in Miami will deal with all that and more so that you can not only recover from your injuries but also get the financial compensation for your injuries.

The losses that can result from an accident caused by negligence can be severe. They can range from something as small like:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Some external bleeding
  • Minor bumps and dents on your car

But these are just the minor injuries. From negligence, major injuries can be:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of body parts or limbs
  • Totaling of your vehicle
  • Possible death

This is why a personal injury lawyer in Miami is crucial. We can help you with the legal guidance and process of getting your financial compensation while you are healing from your minor or major injuries.

Our lawyers start you off with a free consultation to hear what happened to you during the accident and how you are dealing with your injuries. We hate to hear how badly you got injured and want to make sure you get the help you need.

From there, our team will start gathering evidence so that we can build you a strong case for financial compensation. 

Author: Jimmy De La Espriella