Florida roads are dangerous enough when you’re sitting inside a large automobile, sport utility vehicle (SUV) or truck. However, when you’re pedaling a bicycle on a Florida street, roadway or sidewalk – vulnerable, exposed and unprotected – you are completely leaving your safety and your life in the hands of the motor vehicle drivers following you, approaching you and surrounding you. One split-second distraction for a driver can be the end of your pedaling tour and potentially your life.
Most motor vehicle drivers are not good at sharing the road with vehicles propelled by human pedal power. No matter how careful you are as a bicyclist, you cannot completely protect against motor vehicle drivers’ carelessness. Even where you are fortunate enough to have a designated bike lane, there’s generally not a physical barrier to prevent cars and other motor vehicles from invading your cycling path. That painted line won’t stop a two-ton, three-ton, four-ton or heavier vehicle from striking you and sending you flying to serious personal injuries, broken bones, road rash, brain damage, paralysis and potentially death.
All Florida drivers have a legal duty to look out for cyclists. When someone breaches that duty owed to those sharing the roadway and innocently pedaling their bicycle for pure exercise or gasoline-free transportation, the personal injuries suffered by the cyclist can be devastating and physically and financially crippling.
No matter how careful you are as a bicyclist, you cannot completely protect against motor vehicle drivers’ carelessness.
Florida Ticket Firm knows the Florida traffic laws that apply to the interaction of bicycles and motor vehicles on Florida roadways and Florida walkways. Florida Ticket Firm and its knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers also know the challenges you, as a seriously injured cyclist face – the medical bills, the rehabilitation, the physical therapy, the vocational therapy, the pain, the emotional strains and the feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed. It’s difficult enough dealing with the life-changing physical impact that serious personal injuries can wreak, but adding the unforgiving financial impact can be seriously staggering.
Florida Ticket Firm can help you if you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed, in a bicycle accident. Let Florida Ticket Firm’s accomplished Florida personal injury attorneys help you. Florida Ticket Firm works hand-in-hand with well-respected, experienced personal injury law firms and handles all personal injury matters on a contingent fee basis. All costs pursuing your claim will be advanced on your behalf and you owe nothing unless there is a recovery.