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Who Knew That Riding A Bicycle Could Be So Dangerous?

People choose to ride bicycles for many different reasons. For children and some adults, it is merely a leisure activity that allows them to have fun. Others prefer a bike as their means of transportation to get from here to there, and with gas prices and insurance costs as high as they are, who can blame them? Some folks use the equipment to exercise, get their bodies into shape, and keep them that way. Florida offers the perfect environment for all of these endeavors.

The weather is almost always nice, and there is plenty of beautiful scenery to look at while traveling from place to place. However, everything can change in two shakes of a lamb’s tail if the rider gets struck by a car. A study by the National Traffic Safety Administration revealed that in 2012, 726 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents. That number was 6 percent higher than the total of 682 in 2011. Not all incidents are fatal, but often, they do leave the individual with harsh injuries. Damages typically include but are not limited to…

• Ruptured Or Compressed Spinal Discs
• Bone Breaks, Dislocations, Or Fractures
• Head Trauma
• Internal Bleeding

Aside from the physical ailments, the event can also cause emotional distress. The rider can develop an anxiety or panic disorder, which may lead to them never being able to cycle again. Victims that are lucky enough to walk away with their life intact don’t always feel very fortunate. They are left needing surgeries, therapy, and more to recover from the wounds. Unfortunately, these things usually come with a hefty price tag and one that not everyone can afford.

Think About Hiring An Attorney

If another person’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness caused the accident, the injured party might be able to obtain compensation from them for their damages. Proving fault is not an easy task, but a lawyer obtains police reports, gets witness testimonies, photographs the scene, and even recreates the accident when necessary to build a case and prove who’s to blame. Typical kinds of negligence when bicycles and cars are concerned include…

• Distracted Driving
Operating Under The Influence Of Drugs Or Alcohol
• Speeding And Running Red Lights Or Stop Signs
• Improper Passing

The Lawyers of , Goldman, Babboni & Walsh have more than 100 years of combined experience. They have assisted Florida residents in resolving over 10,000 personal injury and accident cases. These individuals know the ins and outs of the legal system, and they will be happy to help you through this challenging time. The firm has the resources to take lawsuits to trial if need be, but thanks to the attorneys having outstanding reputations, the matters are often settled out of court.

Rather than letting them step foot in front of a judge and jury with their injured client, the opposing insurers and lawyers usually tend to resolve the matters quickly outside of the courtroom. Additionally, the initial case review is free, so there are no upfront costs to you. Plus, you only pay if compensation is awarded. So, give the office a call today and a proven name in the industry on your side.

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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.

Who Knew That Riding A Bicycle Could Be So Dangerous?

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