Our sunny climate allows cyclists to enjoy riding their bikes for work or pleasure almost year-round, except for possibly during the unpredictable rainy summer season. But the sad news is Florida ranks as the No. 1 state in the country for bicycle accidents.
At Goldberg Noone Abraham, we have a track record of success. Our lawyers can help you through every step of the legal process. For nearly 20 years, we have helped bicycle accident victims and victims of other auto accidents obtain full and fair compensation, whether through negotiations and settlements or through courtroom trials.
Bike Accident Causes
There are many reasons why bicycle accidents are so prevalent in Florida:
- Distracted driving: Although Florida has recently made texting while driving a primary offense, the practice is still prevalent throughout the state, and it is extremely dangerous.
- Unsafe bike lanes: A few years ago, a law was passed requiring bike lanes to be seven feet wide, instead of the initial four feet, but it only covers new construction. It doesn't say anything about all the existing four-foot lanes, which are hazardous at best.
- Drunk driving: Like any kind of auto accident, alcohol increases the risk for everyone on the road, including bicyclists.
The bottom line is drivers, in most cases, simply never see the cyclist prior to the crash.
Physical Injuries From Bicycle Accidents
Due to lack of safety protections, bicycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that can include:
- Head and skull injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Facial and dental injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neurological damage
- Fractured bones
- Amputation injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
Get The Compensation You Need
After an accident, after you have secured the medical help you need, the most important thing you can do is call an attorney from our firm who can help you through your case. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you get the financial compensation you need.
Do not wait. It is important that we get involved with your case as soon as possible to gather the evidence we need. Contact us by calling at 239-461-5508 in Fort Myers, 239-208-3000 in Cape Coral or by email.