The Personal Injury Lawyers at Madalon Law realize Bicycle Accident Injuries and Fatalities are too common in Florida.
As a bicyclist, you have a right to enjoy the road safely. Unfortunately, bicycle injuries and accidents happen more often than you might think. The State of Florida has the highest number of fatal bicycle accidents per state. The counties with the most bicycle fatalities are Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
A collision with a car is the greatest fear most people have about cycling; in fact, the fear of an accident with an automobile is the single greatest impediment to getting more people on bikes – many people want to ride, but don’t feel safe when riding a bike. Those fears are well-founded considering bicycle fatalities in Florida for 2009, when Florida led the Country, were as follows by county:
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Madalon Law understand the different approach these cases need and our team is ready to fight for you.
Bicycle accident injuries often occur: when drivers or riders improperly make left turn accidents, gap turn accidents, right turn accidents, side-swipe accidents, dog versus bike accidents, driver road rage, car door accidents, distracted driver accidents, rear-end collisions and other common injuries from bike accidents.
The unique aspects of bicycle accident cases include accident reconstruction, bike design, manufacturing issues, Florida vehicle laws pertaining to bicycle riders and roadway design as it relates to bicycle riders.
In most bicycle accidents, a negligent automobile driver is at fault. Some of the most common types of collisions may include:
- A driver turning directly in front of a bicyclist
- A driver entering the street from a driveway pulls into traffic in front of the bicyclist
- A driver from a parking space pulls into traffic in front of the bicyclist
- A driver fails to yield at an intersection
- A driver fails to stop at a stop sign or red light
- A driver’s inattention while driving past a bicyclist
- A driver fails to look both ways when resuming travel after stopping at a stop sign
- A driver impaired by drugs or alcohol
When a bicycle accident occurs with a car, the cyclist is usually left in a very bad condition. Because of this, the police are not able to take the report of the bicyclist till hours later at the hospital. This gives a huge advantage to the driver of the car who gets the opportunity to give their side of the story first. This is an unfair advantage to the motorist who may have been negligent.
If you find yourself the victim of a bicycle accident, it is imperative to speak to an attorney and understand your rights for recovery and compensation.
The Injury Attorneys at Madalon Law realize the huge battle you could be facing with the other party’s insurance company. There is no reason to fight alone. Our Injury Lawyers are here for you. Our firm will not charge for any services unless you are paid. Contact us today and we will gladly go over your options with you.
The Bicycle Accident Attorneys of Madalon Law serve clients in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas, Hillsborough and the entire State of Florida.