If you are in or around West Palm Beach, you are in one of the most popular areas in the state of Florida to enjoy a pleasant bike ride. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous areas. Every year, hundreds of Florida residents are victims of accidents caused by negligent drivers. These accidents can result in serious injuries.
Being injured by a negligent driver while you are riding a bike can lead to devastating injuries that may be with you for the rest of your life. You could suffer soft-tissue injuries like cuts and abrasions, or receive more serious injuries like dislocations, fractures, or broken bones. In a particularly bad accident, you may have skull, spinal cord, or organ damage, requiring surgery to properly heal, and many times needing extensive time out of work for rehab or physical therapy.
Using an experienced personal injury law firm in West Palm Beach like LJ Law Group can help make sure that you have the best chance possible to recover any monetary compensation to which you may be legally entitled. We will work with the unique circumstances of your accident to build a strong claim that will be difficult for the insurance company to deny.
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents In West Palm Beach
Under Florida law, bicycles are treated the same as motor vehicles: they must follow the same rules and procedures as anyone in your average car or truck. Despite the efforts of officials to enforce safety and attentiveness, bicyclists are involved in collisions with cars or trucks every single day. Some of the ways drivers are causing accidents include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Losing control of their vehicle while driving
- Failure to see an oncoming cyclist
- Backing up out of a driveway or alley and accidentally hitting a cyclist
- Failing to stop at traffic control signals or stop signs
- Crowding bicyclists during passing
- Distracted driving.
Negligence is the leading cause of nearly all reported accidents, however, there is the possibility of a defective bicycle or its component being to blame The injured party will need to prove that the bike was being operated as intended when it malfunctioned and caused your damages and losses. In cases like this, you may need to file a product liability claim.
Why Choose LJ Law Group?
The personal injury claims process is complex and often frustrating. Things can become overwhelming very quickly and can lead those without legal help to take the first lowball settlement offer that is made. This can cost you thousands of dollars, and with mounting medical bills and lost wages only being part of the damages you suffered.
Speaking with a personal injury law firm like LJ Law Group will give you a powerful ally in your fight for fair compensation. We know how to build a strong claim with documents and evidence. We will be your advocate during settlement negotiations, and if your case requires litigation, and stay by your side in court as well. Contact us for a consultation.