Our Attorneys Know the Rules of the Road
Riding a bike is one of the best ways to enjoy Florida’s unique weather with its all-year sun and inimitable fresh air. And yet, Florida’s love for the outdoors and bicycle riding also makes the state dangerous for both bicyclists and pedestrians.
Per capita, Florida is the deadliest state for cyclists, with thousands of bike crashes occurring across the state each year. At Lampariello Law Group, we are a boutique personal injury firm of bicycle accident lawyers dedicated to bringing justice for cyclists who are injured while riding in the Sunshine State.
Know that you have legal rights as a cyclist and we will pursue legal compensation on your behalf if your rights or those of a loved one were violated.
Causes of Florida Bicycle Accidents
Cars are required by law to allow three feet of space when passing a bicycle. Drivers who negligently fail to do so are a frequent cause of bicycle accidents in the state. Other common causes of these accidents are often based on similar driver inattentiveness, such as:
- Backing into a cyclist
- Failing to yield right of way
- Running stop signs or traffic lights
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving or road rage
- Failing to check blind spots when turning or changing lanes
When riding a bike, you are largely unprotected from a vehicle, even if you wear a helmet. For this reason, serious and permanent injuries may result, including:
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- And more
Whatever the cause of the accident or the injuries sustained, our bicycle accident attorneys will pursue justice on your behalf.
What to Do After an Accident
Whenever possible, file a police report and get the contact information of drivers and witnesses at the scene. Document the scene with pictures as well, but always put your own health first. Serious brain injuries may not be evident in the immediate aftermath of an accident, so take care of yourself and receive medical attention first and foremost.
Our bicycle accident attorneys can help you obtain this information if your injuries were serious enough to warrant immediate medical attention. Either way, talk to us before you speak to an insurance company who will not give you a fair settlement offer.
We will conduct a thorough investigation before pursuing legal compensation and taking on the insurance company and adjusters for you. Our priority is giving you the best legal representation so you can receive the compensation needed to repair, rebuild and recover.
As always, we will provide you with our legal expertise and counsel so you can make an informed decision based on our counsel. Take the first step towards recovery and contact Lampariello Law Group for a free legal consultation to discuss your Florida bicycle accident.