IN FLORIDA ALONE, AN AVERAGE OF 5,000 BICYCLISTS ARE INJURED EACH YEAR—AND ANOTHER 100 KILLED—WHEN MOTORISTS FAIL TO SAFELY SHARE THE ROAD. [Source: A Safer Florida: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, “Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2012,” October 2012.] If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may be facing any number of challenges, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and costly medical bills as a result of your injuries.
At John Bales Attorneys, we understand just how devastating a bicycle accident can be. Contact us now for a free consultation. Our bicycle accident attorney will work to build the strongest claim possible to help you get the compensation you are owed…and to help you get your life back. Better Get Bales!
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
We recognize that even a highly experienced bicyclist can be involved in a serious crash. In addition to unpredictable traffic conditions, cyclists face a number of dangers on the road, including:
- Failure to Yield When Entering the Roadway: It’s the law: Motorists must yield to oncoming traffic—including bicyclists—when exiting a driveway, alley, or parking lot.
- Passing Without Maintaining a Safe Distance: Florida law requires that motorists leave a distance of at least three feet when passing cyclists.
- Right Turn Collisions: Motorists must signal before turning. Collisions often occur when motorists fail to signal before turning, or make sudden turns across cyclists’ lanes of travel—even in the presence of a bicycle lane.
- Road Hazards: Potholes, broken pavement, or construction debris all pose a serious danger to bicyclists. These, and other dangerous road conditions, oftentimes cause a cyclist to lose control of his or her bicycle. The party or parties responsible for the maintenance of an area where an accident occurred may be held legally responsible for damages.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, through no fault of your own, you may be entitled compensation. Our experienced bicycle accident lawyers will review the details of your claim and will work to protect your legal rights and obtain the outcome you deserve.
What Can You Expect with John Bales Attorneys?
Care. Quality. Respect.
In a split second, a motorist may have changed your life and your ability to support yourself.
Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys will investigate the accident and any contributing circumstances. We are dedicated to helping you you gain the resolution you deserve—so you can focus on getting better.
With John Bales Attorneys, you can feel confident that you are supported by a knowledgeable, and compassionate, legal team. We will keep you up to date throughout the entire process, and will do our best to answer any questions you may have along the way.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident … Contact us now so we can get to work building your claim—and you can get back to rebuilding your life.
Life doesn’t wait. Why should you?
Call John Bales Attorneys now.