Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you need a bike accident lawyer in Florida, our bicycle accident lawyers have handled hundreds of bike accident claims on behalf of those who were struck by a car. Call a Florida bike accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation. We also handle Florida bike accident claims on a contingency fee basis, so we waive all fees and costs if you don't get compensation for the accident.
While biking offers the advantage of a good aerobic workout and the potential to avoid traffic, it is not without its risk. Statistics reveal that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths in the United States. Not only is the rate particularly high, but it is more than double the national average. Even worse, when bicycle accidents occur, bicyclists are often very seriously injured and sometimes even if killed. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a bicycle accident, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Florida
There are a number of different ways in which bicycle accidents in Florida are known to occur, but some of the most common causes of these accidents include the following:
● Bicyclists and motor vehicle operators who run stop signs
● Careless driving
● Failure of drivers to yield the right of way to bicyclists
Common Injuries Associated with Florida Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accident injuries are almost always serious. Many of the most serious accidents occur because bicyclists are not wearing helmets at the time the accident occurs. Traumatic brain injuries can leave a person facing large medical bills and a lifetime of medical complications. Some of the other common injuries that occur as a result of bicycle accidents include:
● Abdominal injuries
● Traumatic brain injuries
● Dislocations and fractures
● Facial injuries
The Basis of Florida Bike Accident Lawsuits
If a person was injured by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle, there are several types of actions that an attorney can help a person with, including filing a negligence-based claim. To establish that a motor vehicle driver was negligent, there are several elements that must be met which include the following:
● The driver had a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner that complied with Florida regulations.
● The driver failed to operate the vehicle in a safe manner
● As a result of the driver’s failure to comply with safety regulations, an accident occurred.
● As a result of the accident, a bicyclist was injured or ended up facing any other type of damage.Recognize Your Rights as a Florida Bicyclist
In accordance with Florida bike law, all bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as any other driver in Florida. As a result, bicyclists, like any other drivers on the road, are entitled to their share of the road. Cars are supposed to still use reasonable care to watch out for bicyclists.
Speak with an Experienced Florida Bicycle Attorney
If you or a loved one was harmed in a bicycle accident, you might have already discovered that the law concerning bicycle accidents in Florida is particularly complex. As a result, it is often a wise idea to obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate matters. Contact the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at 800-337-7755 to schedule an initial free case evaluation.