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Importance Of Helmets For Florida Bicyclists

Many of us ride our bicycles around our neighborhoods and do not assume that we will be injured in a bicycle accident. However, what if a car turns the corner and the sun’s glare is in that driver’s eyes causing him or her to have poor vision? This occurs more often than we would imagine. As a result, many cyclists become victims of serious head and brain injuries because of a bicycle crash.

Although Florida law only requires children under the age of 16 to wear bicycle helmets, it is a wise choice that everyone riding bicycles equip themselves with bicycle helmets and other safety gear. It is important to understand that head and brain damage can occur in a South Florida bicycle accident, and bicycle helmets play a critical role in helping reduce head injuries.

Sadly, people often do not think that they will be a victim of a bicycle accident in Florida and do not take protective measures by wearing a helmet to prevent serious injuries from occurring. Although a bicycle helmet cannot stop every catastrophic injury from occurring, it has been known to help reduce brain injuries and head trauma in bicycle accidents.

When purchasing a bicycle helmet, you should look for a bicycle helmet that meets these standards:

  • Fits your head comfortably
  • Helmets that meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards
  • Helmets that meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements
  • Helmets that meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards
  • Helmets that meet the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • Helmets that meet the Snell Memorial Foundation standards

Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld in in Fort Lauderdale to speak with a skilled bicycle accident attorney today if you or your child has been hurt in a South Florida bicycle accident. To schedule a free legal consultation with us, call 954-807-1334.

You can also take advantage of our FREE book, Secrets Exposed: 7 Deadly Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Auto Accident Case.

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