Bicycle Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach
Florida is one of the most dangerous states for a bicycle rider. Each year, hundreds of Floridians are victims of negligent drivers who fail to share the road with cyclists.
The West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyers at Gordon & Partners have seen the extensive injuries and damage that occurs during a bike crash. If you or someone you love has suffered bike injuries, contact one of our bicycle accident lawyers for a free legal consultation.
You may be entitled to recover compensation for injuries and property damage.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Florida law treats bicycles the same as vehicles, which means they must follow the rules of the road. Unfortunately, despite efforts to ride safely, bicyclists can still become involved in a car or truck collision.
With this in mind, some driver errors that are the leading causes of bike accidents include:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Loss of vehicle control
- Failing to see an approaching cyclist
- Backing up or running into bicyclists while exiting a driveway or alley
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to give bicyclists enough room while passing
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
Though negligence is the leading cause of bike accidents, a defective bicycle may also cause a collision. If the injured party can prove that the bicycle was being operated as intended and caused a crash, a product liability claim may be filed.
A West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyer proficient and experienced in handling bike accident claims can help you determine your legal options. Our firm has helped injury victims throughout the West Palm Beach area for more than 25 years. When experience matters, count on Gordon & Partners.
Bike Accident Injuries
It goes without saying that helmets and other protective clothing is strongly recommended, as are lights and reflective devices for riding at night. Despite the usage of safety gear, when involved in an accident, cyclists can suffer debilitating injuries.
Some common bike injuries include:
Head injuries occur in 22 to 47 percent of injured bicyclists, often as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle.
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that Florida has the worst bicycle accident death rate in the nation. Approximately five percent of all fatal collisions in the state were bicycle fatalities.
If someone you love suffered fatal injuries after a bike accident, contact a West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyer. You may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation or call 1 (855) 722-2552.
Compensation for Bike Accident Injuries
If an inattentive or negligent driver has struck you through no fault of your own while you were bicycling in Florida, file a police report and seek medical attention right away. Victims should not provide a statement to the driver’s insurance company until they have had the chance to speak with a bicycle accident lawyer.
Insurance may cover some medical expenses, but if a cyclist sustained a serious injury and insurance benefits have been exhausted, a lawsuit may need to be filed. Victims of bike accidents may be entitled to recover damages for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rib fractures
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Spinal cord injury
Our bicycle accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve, as we believe the party that caused your injuries should be held accountable for what they have done.
Contact a West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer
The aftermath of a bicycle collision is not just physical, but also mental and financial. Cases involving bicycle crashes can be as complex as a motor vehicle wreck, which is why it is important to reach out to a West Palm Beach accident lawyer.
An experienced attorney can build a robust case so that victims receive the justice they deserve. Along with gathering important documents, a lawyer can investigate the driving history of the individual who caused the crash, create reenactments, and complete the necessary steps to exhaust the insurance benefits available.
Our West Palm Beach bicycle accidents lawyers go above and beyond to help our clients. We understand that the road to recovery after a bicycle accident is a long one, but you do not have to go at it alone. With skill and compassion, Gordon & Partners is ready to fight for you.
For a free case evaluation, call 1 (855) 722-2552 or fill out a contact form.
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