Florida is an extremely dangerous state for bicyclists. This is due to the presence of more elderly drivers, densely populated cities, and tourists who are unfamiliar with the road. Although many cities are either adding or increasing the size of bike lanes, accidents still occur. If you’ve been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you have a right to seek compensation for damages.
At Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek, we’ve been providing personal injury attorney to the people of West Palm Beach and the entire state of Florida for years. We understand what it takes to build a strong case after an accident that was caused by driver negligence. It’s our goal to protect your rights and ensure you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Contact us today at (561) 444-8822.
According to Florida bicycle laws, cyclists have the same rights and duties as other motorists on the road. Unfortunately, when driver negligence leads to a vehicle/bicycle accident, the cyclist is usually the one who sustains major injuries. Even while wearing a helmet, a bicyclist can still sustain injuries that could lead to permanent disability.
Proving negligence is the primary goal when filing a personal injury claim after an injury. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence in bicycle accidents include:
These situations can result in a direct collision between a vehicle and cyclist. The rider may also be forced into traffic while trying to avoid an accident and end up being struck by another vehicle. Regardless of the scenario, these accidents can easily lead to serious injuries and even death.
Cyclists must take precautions while riding alongside traffic. Helmets, reflective clothing, and lights are all highly recommended. However, sometimes an accident comes out of nowhere and there’s nothing the cyclist can do to prevent it. This can result in a wide range of serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include:
If you’ve sustained any type of injury after a bicycle accident, it’s important you seek medical attention and follow up with your doctor’s recommended treatments. At Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek, our attorneys will evaluate your injuries, medical bills, and any other damages such as lost wages to determine the right compensation to fight for. We are dedicated trial lawyers who fill fight to get you full and fair compensation and justice for your injuries. If we don’t get an appropriate settlement from the insurance company, we’re not afraid to fight for your rights in a court of law.
The attorneys at Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek have the knowledge and experience needed to provide strong personal injury representation for victims of bicycle accidents. In fact, partner Matthew Naparstek is an avid cyclist. When Matt is not in the courtroom you will find him riding the streets of Palm Beach County on his bicycle. We have the first hand knowledge of the challenges and dangers cyclists face on the road. We’re a small practice with the resources of a large firm. This means we’re capable of providing personalized service while also fighting hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our bicycle accident attorneys today at (561) 444-8822 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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