Car and truck drivers lose sight of the fact that they share the roadways with bicyclists. When Orlando drivers are careless, they can cause injury to cyclists. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. Sometimes the need for emergency medical care is obvious, but sometimes bicycle accident victims make the mistake of thinking that they are okay. You should always seek immediate medical attention when you are involved in any type of personal injury accident.
Except for a few roadways in Florida, every FDOT travel lane is also a bikeway and there are no special signs or markings needed. In the state of Florida, the bicycle is considered a legal vehicle and may be operated on the street, unless noted otherwise, such as a marked bike lane.
Because bicycles offer little protection for their riders, injuries can be extreme when car and/or truck drivers make careless mistakes. The state’s personal injury laws allow accident victims the right to seek compensation for damages if the other party was careless
Other drivers have caused bodily injury and harm to cyclists for reasons such as:
More than half of Florida bicycle accidents are attributed to the fault of the driver. Even if you aren’t sure you have a claim, let our bicycle accident attorneys help you determine if you do.
Victims of bike accidents can suffer very serious injuries and some may require years to recover. Some bicycle accident victims are even left with life-long disabilities. Bicycle accident claims in the state of Florida have often included such injuries as:
Don’t Talk To Insurers After Your Bicycle Accident!
Most insurance companies try to contact accident victims after an accident happens. Insurance companies are trying to do what they can to avoid a trial by offering an initial settlement to an accident victim. There is a good chance that you might be entitled to a larger settlement amount than the insurance company is offering. Contact an Orlando bicycle accident attorney to carefully evaluate your case so you understand what you may be owed as a result of your injuries cause by your bike accident.
Victims of bicycle injuries have the right to seek financial compensation for damaged property, medical costs related to their personal injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In many cases where injuries are severe, the bicycle victim will require ongoing medical care. Our attorneys can help clients calculate the damages in these types of bicycle accident situations.