When a negligent driver fails to use care and injures a person in a bicycle accident or causes a death, the driver is liable for injuring the bicyclist. Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for bicycle accidents, and Floridians are more than twice likely to be killed or injured than in any other state. Cycling accidents result in very serious injuries, including brain injury, broken bones, amputations, and death.
Our bicycle accident attorneys at Abbott Law Group in Florida have helped many cyclists to recover compensation for their injuries and property damage. Call us today at (904) 292-1111 to get a free case evaluation.
Depending on the cause of your bicycle accident, the most common types of lawsuits are: negligence and product liability.
If the driver acted carelessly behind the wheel and/or violated traffic laws, the driver may be held liable in a negligence lawsuit. Common acts of negligence in a bicycle accident include:
If a bicycle defect contributed to the accident, you may file a lawsuit claim against the bicycle manufacturer.
If you have been injured while riding your bicycle in the Jacksonville area or Florida, please seek medical attention right away, and call our bicycle accident attorneys at (904) 292-1111 to get legal help.
The Abbot Law Group has an experienced team of bicycle accident attorneys for more than 35 years. Call the Abbott Law Group at 904.292.1111 (or fill out the online form) to receive a free, confidential case evaluation. If your case meets the criteria for eligibility to file a lawsuit, we will fight to obtain the maximum compensation to which you may be legally entitled.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Bicyclist Traffic Safety Facts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Bicycle Safety
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – Bicyclist Crash Statistics