Each year, there are thousands of accidents involving bicycles in Florida. One minute you are out enjoying the beautiful weather; the next, you are struck by a negligent driver and left with serious, painful injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident while riding a bicycle, contact a Tampa bicycle accident lawyer at the Capaz Law Firm to see how we can help.
Florida law regulates how motorists and bicyclists must share the roadway. For example, when passing a bicycle, the law requires motorists to keep at least three feet of distance between their vehicle and the cyclist. However, motorists are often unaware of bicycle laws and sometimes see cyclists as a nuisance. Often, divers don’t even look for bicyclists when making turns or entering traffic which can lead to serious accidents. Accidents can also occur when a driver runs a red light or stop sign, fails to yield at an intersection, or is distracted by their cell phone. Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol are also a major factor in serious bicycle accidents.
Accidents can also occur as a result of poorly maintained roads, poorly lit roadways, poor roadway design regarding bicycle safety or due to bicycle malfunction or helmet failure.
If a negligent, distracted or intoxicated driver causes an accident that leaves you injured, you have a right to hold them accountable. An experienced attorney at the Capaz Law Firm can investigate your accident, help you seek medical treatment, and seek compensation for your injuries including the cost of medical bills, lost wages and more, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact an experienced accident attorney at the Capaz Law firm. We are passionate advocates for injured pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Or, if you have lost a loved one in an accident, we can also file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for your loss and hold the negligent party accountable. Call for your free consultation.
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