Many cyclists in South Florida ride their bikes along the scenic coasts and roadways for exercise, recreation or competition. Most cyclists understand the risks they undertake when they share the road with motor vehicles, yet many motor vehicle drivers carelessly ignore cyclists on the road, which poses a serious risk to themselves, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
While cyclists and motorists are expected to share the road, most bicycle accidents are caused when a negligent, careless, reckless or inattentive driver strikes a cyclist on the road. Often, drivers either do not see cyclists on the road, or blatantly choose to ignore them. Most bicycle accidents are completely avoidable. Many drivers turn directly in front of cyclists or enter the roadway as a cyclist approaches and either strike the cyclist outright or force the cyclist to swerve into traffic or pedestrians. Drivers and cyclists are expected to abide by the same rules of the road. For example, both are expected to use turn signals. Drivers that follow too closely to cyclists, fail to yield to cyclists or fail to provide passing room pose a severe risk to cyclists and pedestrians. When cyclists are involved in accidents with motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can suffer serious injuries including: broken bones, brain injuries, nerve damage, neck and spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident you are entitled to be compensated for your losses including compensation for medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and any scarring or disfigurement caused by the accident. Additionally, Florida law allows for pedestrians or cyclists injured in a bike accident to recover Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits, up to $10,000. To find out if you are eligible for PIP benefits call the attorneys at Friedland | Carmona today and speak with a qualified insurance attorney.
Additionally, sometimes manufacturers place defective bicycles on the road that can cause serious injury to cyclists. Cyclists reasonably expect that the bicycle they have purchased will perform the way it is supposed to. Defective bicycles can cause serious injuries to cyclists. The attorneys at Friedland | Carmona are experienced Miami product liability attorneys who can help you recover compensation for any injuries sustained as a result of a defective bicycle.
Jonathan Friedland is a triathlon athlete and is familiar with bicycle accidents, as Friedland | Carmona has represented many cyclists who have suffered serious injuries while training for triathlon races or while simply going on joy rides. Jonathan Friedland has been practicing these types of cases in the state of Florida for over twenty years and has a track record of success. He has worked diligently to recover millions of dollars for his clients. Let him fight to recover the money you deserve! The attorneys at Friedland | Carmona will review the facts of your accident, inform you of your rights and help you move forward with the necessary steps to recover your compensation.
Call the Coral Gables personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation; Mr. Friedland will meet with you and your family to discuss your options and advise you as to what actions need to be taken. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact the South Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!