Jacksonville, Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney
Pedestrians – Cyclists
Bicycle riding and cycling are popular in Florida, because they're a healthy, fun way to enjoy the outdoors. From road bikes to mountain bikes to beach cruisers, more people are riding bicycles to school and work on Florida's sidewalks and streets. Some even prefer to ride, because it saves money and gasoline.
Unfortunately, the simple construction of the average men's or women's cruiser bike has a downside—it naturally leaves riders exposed to potential crashes on Florida's surface streets. As a result, there is little protection between you and the pavement in the event you're struck by a passing commuter.
Common Causes of Bike Crashes in Florida
Most cyclists are aware of the risks involved in road biking. Bike wrecks and bike-related injuries have many causes:
- Speeding cars, minivans, and SUVs
- Winds created by large vehicles, such as semi trucks
- Inattentive drivers
- Inattentive pedestrians, like skaters or other cyclists
- Drivers fail to yield the right of way to someone on a bike
- Drivers ignore or don't notice the rider's hand signals for turns
- Drivers open car doors directly in a cyclist's path
- Drivers turn into a bicyclist who is attempting to cross the street
- Debris is left on a public riding path, such as a sidewalk or street
- The bicycle has manufacturing defects
Florida Bike Wreck Injury Attorney
When a vehicle collides with a bike on a Florida street, the bike rider may suffer head injuries, neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments, concussion, coma, lacerations, road rash, dismemberment, or disfigurement. Any way you look at it, the physical trauma is serious, often requiring hospitalization.
At the bicycle injury Law Firm of Craig Gibbs, we hold negligent parties accountable when you're hurt on your bike and need medical treatment. We will review your case, calculate your current and future medical expenses, physical therapy, time lost from work, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the damage to your bicycle, and pursue a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Consult an Experienced Florida Bicycle Crash Attorney
Firm founder Craig Gibbs has helped bike accident victims for more than thirty years. Prior to becoming a personal injury accident attorney, Mr. Gibbs was a claims adjuster for one of the largest insurance companies in America.
When you consult us, we deliver one-on-one attention, and we use our insider knowledge to your advantage. We want to win as much as you do—and we're committed to obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. Until each cyclist can ride without fear of a devastating collision, we're here to represent bike accident victims. If you were involved in a crash on your bike, please take a moment to call us at 904-396-4499 or fill out the simple contact form here.