Bicycling is a healthy, eco-friendly way to travel. However, bicyclists face an extreme risk of injury when sharing the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), last year, 829 bicyclists were killed, and 45,000 were injured in traffic crashes.
In a collision with a motor vehicle, bicyclists are unprotected and vulnerable to suffering severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers are passionate advocates for injured bicyclists.
Our attorneys have the experience, skill, and knowledge to help you immediately following a serious bicycle accident.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was the result of another person’s negligent driving conduct, an experienced injury lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and plan a strategy to pursue the full compensation.
If the driver who caused the accident fled the scene, then you need to act quickly to protect yourself. Do what you can to capture a description of the vehicle or a license plate number and to get contact information from any possible eyewitnesses.
Although bicycle accidents can occur for many reasons, many are the fault of motor vehicle drivers. Common driver causes include:
Damages you may recover after a bicycle accident will depend on the extent of your injuries and the losses you have suffered. Your damages are likely to include:
Punitive damages are also awarded in some Florida bicycle accident cases. These damages are designed to punish the defendant for intentional or reckless conduct that caused your injuries and to deter similar behavior in the future.
At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC, we offer a free initial consultation to determine if you have a case before proceeding. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was someone else’s fault, call us today to schedule a free case consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim and provide the high-quality representation needed to recover maximum compensation.
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