Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Call John Bales Attorneys.
Every year, cyclists are seriously injured when motorists fail to safely share the road. John Bales Attorneys understands the stress caused by medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a crash. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, we are here to help you get your life back.
Our bicycle accident lawyers will work hard to build you the strongest claim possible to help you get the compensation you are owed. We have an office in Tampa, and we also serve clients in Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota. Contact us today—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—by calling (800) 225-5564 or filling out our free initial consultation form.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents?
Traffic conditions are never predictable. Even the safest, most experienced bicyclist can be involved in a serious crash. Common factors that can lead to bicycle accidents include:
- Failure to Yield When Entering the Roadway
Motorists are legally obligated to yield to oncoming traffic when they exit a driveway, alley, or parking lot.
- Failure to Keep a Safe Distance While Passing
Motorists must leave a safe distance of at least 3 feet when passing cyclists in Florida.
- Right Turn Collisions
Even when a bike lane is present, collisions often occur when motorists fail to signal or when drivers makes sudden turns across cyclists’ lanes of travel.
- Road Hazards
Dangerous conditions such as potholes, broken pavement, or construction debris can cause bicyclists to lose control. The parties responsible for maintaining the area where an accident occurred may be held legally responsible for damages.
These are just a few of the common dangers bicyclists like you may face on the road. If you have been injured on a bicycle through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Our bicycle accident lawyers will take the time to get to know you and understand the details of your claim to help protect your legal rights.