Due to COVID-19, bicycle riding is on the rise for several reasons. Quarantining and social distancing is serving up a major dose of cabin fever. South Floridians are craving fresh air and sunshine.

While gyms were temporarily closed, bicycles became a great source of exercise to keep your body and mind fit. Parents were and still are looking for ways to supplement the physical education kids typically receive in school and sports. Bicycling is a great way for children to exert energy.

Nationwide, people who typically commute on public transportation are opting to pedal their way to work and to stores to avoid coming in contact with germs on buses, trains, and subways.

Increased ridership has a direct correlation to increased accidents. If you do find yourself the victim of a bicycle-related accident, Visit NeufeldLawFirm.com Common injuries include broken bones, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, scarring, road burn, head injuries, torn meniscus, torn ACL, neck injuries, back injuries, soft tissue injuries, and torn knee injuries that require surgery.

To help Neufeld Kleinberg and Pinkiert build the strongest case possible to bring home a win for you, create a paper trail from the start. Document everything. If you are physically capable at the time of the accident, collect photos and videos from the scene. Get contact information from eyewitnesses. Notate the condition of the party who is at fault. If they appear to be impaired in any way, such as under the influence of drugs or alcohol, overly tired, visually impaired; this could help your case.

Create a folder of all this documentation. Include hospital and medical records for diagnoses and treatments you received as a result of this bicycle accident. Show proof of how these injuries are impacting your ability to function. Has it caused you to miss school or work? Please remember to ride safely. Make sure to perform routine maintenance on your bike. Many people have not used their bikes in years, even decades. Before hopping back on and going for a spin around the block, find a local bicycle repair shop offering curbside service to make sure it is functioning properly. Wear bright clothing and reflective gear. Be aware of your surroundings, including other cyclists, motorists, and road conditions. Most importantly, wear a high-quality helmet!

Whenever possible, ride on a path or trail free of cars and trucks. Parks throughout Florida have reopened. Golf courses have loosened restrictions.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bicycle accident or any kind of accident, visit NeufeldLawFirm.com for a FREE consultation and case evaluation. Neufeld Kleinberg and Pinkiert  accepts cases throughout South Florida, including Hollywood, Wilton Manors, Aventura, North Miami Beach, Plantation, Davie, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Miami, and surrounding areas.