Bicycle accidents are frequently devastating for cyclists, as they are far more vulnerable than all other motorists on the road, and if you’ve been hurt as a cyclist due to a negligent driver, you should speak with an experienced Broward County bicycle accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact The Finizio Law Group, P.A. today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Do I Need a Broward County Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there have been over 25,000 documented bicycle accident injuries between 2014 and 2021. Unfortunately, most of these accidents were the result of negligence, meaning they were, typically, preventable. Those who’ve been hurt due to the negligence of another motorist should seek the services of an experienced Broward County auto accident lawyer at once.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are typically the result of negligence, though there are times where they are not. For example, if a cyclist is caught in inclement weather conditions, such as a severe rainstorm, it may cause them to slip and fall off their bicycle. That being said, in most cases, bicycle accidents happen because drivers fail to obey the rules and regulations of the road. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents are as follows:
- Motorists failing to yield to cyclists
- Motorists trying to overtake cyclists
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Dooring accidents
- Distracted driving
- Tailing cyclists too closely
- Unsafe merges or lane changes
- Drivers failing to see cyclists at night
If we can prove that you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence by providing evidence such as surveillance footage of your accident, witness testimony, medical documentation, and more, we should recover compensation to help you deal with any economic or non-economic damages you’ve sustained, including the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost current or future wages
- The cost of medical bills
- Emotional trauma
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Ensure you bring your personal injury claim within four years of the date of your accident, in accordance with Florida’s statute of limitations. The sooner you bring your claim, the better.
Contact a Broward County Bicycle Accident Lawyer
The bottom line is that if you are a cyclist who has been seriously injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now, and we are here to help. Contact The Finizio Law Group, P.A. to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.