Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Florida’s year around warm weather makes it a popular destination for bicyclists. Unfortunately, these bicyclists often share the road with other vehicles – making bike riding extremely dangerous. In 2016, there were over 6,000 bicycle crashes within the state. Because bicyclists lack the same protections of drivers and passengers, bike accidents often cause serious injuries and even death. Out of the 6,000 bicycle accidents in 2016, 140 sadly resulted in death. If you or your loved one have been injured or killed in a bicycle crash, contact Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney Devon Workman as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
Florida Bike Accident Claim
After a bike accident, an injured bicyclist can potentially file a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault driver. To succeed, the bicyclist will need to show:
- The driver owed a duty to the rider;
- Driver breached that duty; and
- The bicyclist suffered injuries as a result of that breach.
Drivers owe all other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists a duty to act like a reasonably safe and prudent driver. Drivers often breach this duty and injure bicyclists when:
- Failing to Yield
- Failing to Use Turn Signals
- Drinking and Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Failing to see Bicyclists at Intersections
- Failing to Leave Sufficient Space
If you have been injured while biking due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Injuries in bicycle accidents can be serious and potentially life changing. With such little protection, the following injuries are often seen after a bicycle accident:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Brain Injury
What Can a Bicycle Accident Attorney Do for You?
Riders who are injured as a result of a bike accident are often left with medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. It is up to the cyclists to pursue legal action against the at-fault party. Too often, injured riders go into their claims alone without a Florida personal injury lawyer by their side. Because of this, the injured may not get fully compensated for their damages because they did not have a dedicated South Florida injury attorney in their corner.
Here at Workman Injury Law, our goal is to ensure you get fully compensated for your loss and make your recovery process go as smoothly as possible. We will personally assist you in your bike accident claim and aggressively pursue just compensation for the following:
- Hospital & Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Costs
- Lost Wages/Future Earnings
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Property Damage
Call today for free case review!