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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 Trial Attorneys, 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.
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Driver Negligence That Results in a Florida Bicycle Accident
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:
- Failure to Yield to Cyclists
- Failure to Use Rear-view Mirrors When Backing Up
- Speeding or Reckless Driving
- Opening the Door of a Parked Car Without Looking for Cyclists
- Distracted Driving
- Driving while Intoxicated
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.Contact us Today
Common Injuries Sustained in Florida Bicycle Accidents
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:
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Bones
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Internal Injuries
- Cuts and Lacerations
Contact Our West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today
The attorneys at Felice Trial Attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to provide strong personal injury representation for victims of bicycle accidents. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s common for cyclists to feel at fault after an accident, but most likely, the driver is responsible. Stay at the scene, call the police, and seek medical attention. Don’t let shock or pressure from the driver make you flee. The driver should be held accountable for their negligent actions.
One common type is the “right hook,” where a driver turns right and collides with a cyclist on their right. To avoid this, try not to be beside a vehicle during an intersection and stay alert. Another type involves cars pulling out from side roads to make turns, leading to crashes. Slow down and watch for cars perpendicular to you on side streets.
In most cases, the negligence of the driver causes the accident due to their failure to pay attention. These accidents result in significant injuries, and it’s crucial to investigate the crash, determine liability, and gather evidence to hold the driver accountable.
Yes, bicyclists involved in motor vehicle collisions can use their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance to cover medical treatment. However, hiring an experienced attorney ensures that the PIP carrier pays the appropriate amount of medical bills.
To protect your rights, reach out to Felice Trial Attorneys at 561-444-8822. Your initial consultation is free, and they work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only charge a fee if they secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf. You can also fill out their online form to request a callback.
If the driver leaves the scene of the accident without stopping or providing their information, it becomes a hit-and-run case. In such situations, it’s crucial to contact the police immediately and provide any available details about the driver or vehicle. An experienced bicycle accident attorney can assist in navigating the legal complexities of hit-and-run cases.
A bicycle accident attorney can provide legal guidance and representation to protect your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries. They can handle communication with insurance companies, gather evidence, assess liability, negotiate settlements, and if necessary, represent you in court.
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