Though bike wrecks might result in a person getting personal injury damages, not getting injured in the first place is better, and can be done by taking safety into account when bicycling on the road with cars.

Safety requires having the right gear, understanding Florida traffic laws, and keeping a bike well maintained.

On gear, wear a helmet. In Florida, when in a crash, helmets are sick, head injuries are not. Before going on a ride, wear a helmet low in the front to protect the forehead, then fasten the buckle and tighten the chin strap. Adjust the helmet each time before going on the road to inspect for wear. Even after recovering from a bike wreck, dead neurons in the brains from a concussion might lead to dementia.

Aside from helmets, another often purchased safety equipment is the glove. Gloves protect the skin on the palms of hands when there is a crash on pavement. Some gloves are padded to protect hands from handlebar compression stress during long bike rides.

When in competition, mouth guards prevent blows to the chin from messing the teeth if there is an wreck. Just like a boxer, in a race, the mouth guard protects the pearly whites.

If enjoying Florida bicycling in the winter or at night, do not forget to bring active lights, reflective materials, for increased traffic visibility to stay out of a Florida bike accident. Wearing a rear view mirror attached to the helmet may permit evasive action when on rough cycling roads.

Cycling safety 101 involves knowing traffic laws to survive a Florida bike accident in difficult traffic situations. If a person contributes to his injuries by not knowing traffic laws, s/he may not get full recovery in a personal injury lawsuit. Traffic rules for bikes and cars are found at motor vehicle handbooks. Bicyclists on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as cars. They need to obey traffic signals and stop signs, ride only in permitted sections of freeways, ride in the same direction as other traffic, ride as near to the right curb of the roadway, make turns in the same way as drivers, and signal intentions to cars and trucks.

Knowing traffic laws means learning how brakes and gears work to save a life. Stay out of a Florida bike wreck by ensuring brakes are in working condition. For a powerful stop, squeeze the brake levers. When the rear wheel skids, release the front brakes, and squeeze the front brakes.

Bike maintenance is another step in preventing a Florida bike wreck. Maintenance involves learning how a bike works, what handlebar adjustments to make, how to repair a tire.

If you are ever in a Florida bike accident, and need to recover bike accident compensation, engage an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to aggressively assist.