West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys
People ride bicycles for many reasons - to get some fresh air, stay fit, contribute to the green movement regarding transportation, or simply the ease of not having to find a parking spot. Whether you ride on the roads or on one of the many scenic bike paths, such as the Palm Beach Lake Trail, the unfortunate truth is that bike accidents and injuries can happen and derail your life.
Even with more and more people cycling, the roads are mostly filled with cars, SUVs, trucks, and other motor vehicles. Many drivers are distracted or otherwise careless behind the wheel, which can be a nightmare for cyclists.
If a driver hits you on your bike and you suffer injuries, there is often compensation available to cover your losses. This compensation does not come automatically, however, and you should always seek the help of a West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyer.
Common Injuries to Cyclists
Cyclists do not have the safety features of motorists. Florida law only requires cyclists under age 16 to wear helmets, and even if you choose to safely wear a helmet, it can only protect you from certain types of injuries a percentage of the time. You are never fully protected from head injuries, even with a helmet.
Because cyclists have such little protection, they can suffer devastating injuries in collisions with vehicles. Common injuries include:
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Friction burns
- Face and jaw injuries
All of these require medical attention and can result in extensive medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, permanent impairments, and more.
Liability for Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
Because your losses from a bicycle injury can be serious, you want to know whether someone else should be liable for covering these losses. Some liable parties might include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Drivers who fail to yield
- Employers of drivers who are on the job when the accident happens
Many types of negligent driving can lead to accidents and liability for cyclist injuries. Our attorneys can review what happened and identify all possible sources of liability in your case.
How We Can Help
The legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa have helped many injured accident victims - including cyclists - seek the compensation they deserve. We can assist with every stage of your case, from the initial assessment to insurance claims to litigation when necessary.
We are skilled negotiators who know how to investigate your accident, gather evidence, file the appropriate claims, and negotiate with insurers. We bring over 35 years of experience to the table, and we can stand up for you.
Let Our West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyers Help
The law firm of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa has locations located in Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, and we assist bicycle accident victims throughout South Florida. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and how we might help today.