According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Annual Report for 2017, there were 6,675 bicycle accidents on our roadways in 2017. 6,263 of those accident resulted in injuries and 128 resulted in death. Riding a bicycle on our Florida roadways is a dangerous endeavor.
Bicycle riders have rights on the road that are often ignored or disregarded by car drivers. Whereas most car accidents do not result in injuries, the same cannot be said for bicyclists who lack the metal frame of a car surrounding them to protect them in an accident. Bike riders are too often seen by car drivers as a nuisance on the road in our state when they have the same rights as anyone else. It is common for drivers to not pay attention to the roadway they are required to share with bicycle riders and this carelessness often results in them striking and severely injuring the bike rider. The injuries sustained by bike riders in an accident can be severe and life threatening. When a driver’s carelessness results in an injury to a bike rider, they should be made to pay for those injuries.
Some injuries sustained in bike accidents are easier to see than others. People can break or lose body parts, suffer severe scarring or have some other visible injury. In those cases, it would be easy for a jury to see the injuries and determine that they were caused by the accident in question. Other times, people suffer mental or internal physical injuries that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Examples of these are herniated discs in your back or neck that now cause pain on a daily basis or affect your ability to use your arms and legs. Other examples include depression and/or anxiety one may suffer from as a result of a bike crash or a traumatic brain injury causing memory loss or other cognitive issues. Despite the fact that people suffering from these ailments may appear perfectly normal on the outside, all of these are serious injuries that can be permanent and you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses, pain and suffering resulting from these injuries. It is important that you receive medical treatment from skilled medical providers who know how to pinpoint, diagnose and treat these types of traumatic injuries. I can help you find highly qualified doctors who are experienced in treating people who have suffered traumatic injuries in accidents. Seeing the right doctors is critically important because they are in the best position to identify your potential injuries and provide the appropriate care to help you recover.
If you are injured in a biking accident, call us immediately so we can evaluate your case and take all steps necessary to secure evidence and otherwise build your case in order to present the truth so you can get the justice and compensation you deserve. We will help you get the medical treatment you need and will take care of the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on getting well while we handle the rest. CARE, COMPASSION, PREPARATION; INJURY LAW AS IT SHOULD BE.