Riding A Bicycle In Florida Is Not For The Faint-Hearted
In a recent study, Florida was the most dangerous state for bicyclists. One news report called it a “killing field.” If you ride, you need to exercise a great deal of caution and ride defensively.
But that often is not enough. Negligent motorists can strike and injure the most cautious rider. If you been in a bicycle accident, you need more than just medical help. You need an experienced attorney who can serve as a strong advocate for your compensation.
Bicycle Crashes Can Leave You With Serious Injuries
Our attorneys at Tuttle Law, P.A., know how severely you can be injured when motorists collide with a bicycle. Crashes can range from minor, where you suffer only bruises to seriously broken bones, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, and in the worst cases, fatalities.
You may need multiple, major surgeries, casts, therapy and long-term care. Spinal cord injuries can lead to paraplegia and quadriplegia, along with lifetime medical care. Our attorneys understand how devastating these crashes can be, and we work to secure the financial compensation you will need, no matter the level of care you may require.
Carelessness And Negligence
Negligence is defined as violating the standard of reasonable care. Drivers seem to be ever more distracted, perhaps by phones and texting, as one study found that while vehicle crashes had increased, those due to carelessness had increased at almost four times the rate of the overall increase.
If a driver is texting, it may be possible to subpoena their phone records during discovery to prove their negligence. Our attorneys are skilled at examining crashes and looking for the evidence you need to be successful with your claim.
Contact Us For Assistance
If you were injured by a negligent motorist or another bicyclist while on your bicycle, our lawyers can help. Call our Vero Beach office to make an appointment at 772-571-4441 or use our online contact form.