Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorneys
From the most avid cross-country cyclists to children riding in neighborhoods,
bicyclists are injured every day due to negligent motorists. According
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 618
fatal bicycle accidents in the U.S. in 2010 and a staggering 51,000 bicyclists
were seriously injured. Unfortunately, far too many of these bicycle accidents
that result in serious injuries occur in the Sunshine State. Many of these
accidents are the result of careless drivers, motorcyclists, drunk drivers,
or truck drivers.
With the frequency and severity of these accidents, Florida bicycle law
has become very important to us at Vanguard Attorneys. State laws regulate
the way bicyclists and motorists share the roadway. For example, when
a motorist passes a bicyclist, the driver must remain a minimum of three
feet away from the cyclist. When motorists drive negligently, carelessly,
or recklessly, bicyclists on the road face the risk of suffering serious
injuries. Unfortunately, when bicyclists are involved in such collisions,
the results are often detrimental and life altering. Such catastrophic
injuries often require specialized and continuous medical care, which
can be costly.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident,
contact our Tampa bicyclist accident lawyers at Vanguard Attorneys so we can begin working on your personal injury
claim right away. We can provide you with a free consultation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
In most cases, bicycle accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers
who participate in the following actions:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Impaired driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop at stoplight or sign
Drivers who cause such accidents due to negligent actions should b ehelf
libale for a bicyclists injuries, emotional distresses, lost wages, and more.
How Vanguard Attorneys Can Help
When a motorist wants to claim that fault of the personal injury lies with
the bicyclist for '"coming out of nowhere," our team wants
to be able to refute those claims.
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys will obtain photographs of your bicycle accident injuries, the scene of
the crash, and the motor vehicle involved.
We will also have your bicycle examined by an expert who can analyze important
- Paint transfers
- Chipped paint
- Bent frames
- Bent wheels
- Damaged brake pads
We know that even the most careful bicyclists cannot always avoid a collision.
As your Tampa personal injury law firm, we will protect your rights and
help you receive the fair outcome you deserve.
If you would like to speak with a Tampa bicycle accident lawyer regarding
contact us today.