Daytona Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer
While only 1% of all trips taken in the United States are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do. In 2010 in the U.S., almost 800 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 515,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries. Data from 2005 show fatal and non-fatal crash related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $5 billion. (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)).
Cyclists are vulnerable to collision with vehicles on our roads. These bicycle accidents usually result in tragic consequences for cyclists, including catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Many cycling accidents and injuries are the cause of improper safety precautions or not being familiar with the rules of the road. Many can also be the fault of other vehicles or pedestrians. There are a lot of ways in which a cyclist can become involved in an accident.
At Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., our Daytona Beach bicycle accident lawyers have witnessed the damaging effects that result when cars and bikes collide. In many cases, cyclists suffer the most as broken bones, concussions, lacerations, neck, back and brain injuries, as well as fatal injuries are all possible. Bicycle injuries require an experienced lawyer. If you have been injured in a bike accident in the Daytona Beach area or anywhere in the State of Florida, let a personal injury lawyer from Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. fight your bicycle injury case for you. Our attorneys have accomplished impressive results for their clients in these kind of cases.
The aftermath of an accident can be a confusing time, particularly if you have suffered a severe injury that has landed you in the hospital. As your lawyers, we look to clearly explain your options while helping you or your family determine a plan of action for:
- Paying for medical expenses
- Recovering lost income from being forced to miss work
- Dealing with insurance companies
- Understanding your rights after an accident
- Seeking medical help, including specialists
- Working with authorities
There are many causes of bicycle accidents, due to the negligence of drivers:
- Negligent drivers not paying attention
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers failing to yield stop signs
For this reason, compensation may be available to those who are victims of Florida bicycle accidents. If you or someone you know or love, is the victim of an injury due to a bicycle accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation and can take legal action to pursue it. You may be eligible for financial compensation, and can take legal action to pursue it. You may be eligible for financial compensation due to your medical bills, and other losses incurred.
The law typically requires cyclists to use the roads (rather than pedestrian walkways). When using the roads, cyclists are entitled to the same rights and protections afforded to autos. Unfortunately, a large number of drivers of autos and trucks fail to heed the rights of bicyclists. A staggering number of bicyclists are injured or killed by cars and trucks each year on our roads. Most of those accidents are the fault of the car or truck drivers. As many cyclists know all too well, automobile drivers simply do not pay adequate attention to their surroundings and they do not respect the rights of cyclists.
At Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., our experienced Daytona Beach bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to protect a bicycle accident victim’s rights. Our bicycle collision attorneys have decades of experience at dealing with insurance companies, successfully handling bike accident cases, recovering damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the cost to repair or replace the bicycle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, contact a Daytona Beach bike accident lawyer at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., today at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation.