Attorneys Representing Injured Bicyclists And Pedestrians
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 injuries. There is little protection between you and the pavement in the event that 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, such as:
- Speeding cars, minivans, and SUVs
- Winds created by large vehicles, such as semi trucks
- Inattentive drivers
- Inattentive pedestrians, skaters and other cyclists
- Drivers failing to yield the right of way to someone on a bike
- Drivers ignoring or failing to notice the rider’s hand signals for turns
- Drivers opening car doors directly in cyclists’ paths
- Drivers turning into a bicyclist who is attempting to cross the street
- Debris left on a public riding path, such as a sidewalk or street
- Bicycles’ manufacturing defects
After A Bike Wreck, Learn About Your Legal Rights
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 firm of Law Office 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 With A Lawyer After Suffering Injuries In A Bicycle Accident
Firm founder Craig Gibbs has helped people injured in bike accidents for more than 33 years. Prior to becoming a personal injury accident attorney, he was a claims adjuster for one of the largest insurance companies in America.
When you consult with us, you will discover that we deliver one-on-one attention. We can use our insider knowledge to your advantage. We want to win compensation for you. We are 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 Floridians injured in bike accidents.
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.