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Bicycle Accidents Lead To Lost Wages, Injuries, And More

It is not uncommon to see motorists and cyclists sharing the roadways in Florida. For one, the Sunshine State is a tourist destination. People come here from various places for the theme parks, beaches, and immaculate weather. Additionally, the area is home to a large population, and with the price of gas what it is today, numerous people are choosing to find green solutions for their traveling needs.

There is always the option of walking from one destination to the next, but a bicycle makes getting from point A to point B quicker. Plus, riders don’t have to purchase insurance or fuel like with a car. Instead, they can just hop on and go. However, the venture can prove to be dangerous from time to time. Due to so many folks being in a single place, an accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Of course, the driver of the vehicle typically doesn’t have to worry about injuries, but unfortunately, cyclists are usually not as lucky. Damages often include…

• Paralysis
• Permanent Disability
• Internal Organ Damage
• Fractured And Broken Bones
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Loss Of Life

Bike Accidents Occur More Regularly Than One Might Think

Most people don’t have images of bicycles and cars colliding in their minds. Still, the incidents are possible and they happen frequently. So much so that research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals 840 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes across the United States in 2017 alone. In many cases, drivers of the vehicles are at fault as riders typically have the right of way. If it can be proven that the motorist is to blame, the rider may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries. Negligent and reckless acts that tend to come into play include but are not limited to…

• Failure To Obey Traffic Signs And Signals
• Driving While Under The Influence Of Drugs Or Alcohol
• Texting Or Talking On The Phone When Operating A Motor Vehicle
• Speeding
• Failing To Yield

Settlement Amounts Vary From Case To Case

Putting a top-notch legal team on your side is a good idea if you become injured in a bicycle accident and another party is to blame. The firm will put a strong case together via witness statements, phone histories, black box data, surveillance camera footage, and more. No single claim is the same, thus, compensation amounts differ from one case to the next. There are some basic things that should be covered when determining a settlement though.

For example, current and future medical expenses need to be viewed. After all, many times, the injuries require long term care. Property damage is something else that must be examined. If the person was riding a bike that is worth thousands of dollars, they want to be sure to recover the cost of the possession. Persons should not forget about lost wages either. The victim will likely be out of work with no paycheck coming in for a period. As you can see these proceedings can be complex and complicated. Therefore, they should contact our firm for a free case review and let our attorneys fight for the compensation that they deserve.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Bicycle Accidents Lead To Lost Wages, Injuries, And More

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