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Accidents Can Occur When Cyclists Share The Roadways With Cars, Trucks, And SUVs

States all across the country, yes, even Florida, have implemented laws that require drivers and cyclists to share the roadways. They have installed bike lanes to ensure that the streets can be driven and ridden on safely without incident. Some places mandate that bicyclists use hand signals and wear appropriate safety gear. Meanwhile, other locations make motorists slow down and move over when approaching or passing a rider.

Should cyclists or auto operators fail to obey the rules, they are sure to find themselves in a heap of trouble. For example, persons might receive tickets and have to pay fines, which nobody wants to do. Then again, an individual may even get a blemish on his or her driving record. Of course, when an accident becomes part of the equation, those things seem small in comparison to the outcome. Cyclists often obtain severe injuries in such crashes, such as...

• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Torn Ligaments And Muscles
• Internal Bleeding
• Paralysis
• Traumatic Brain Injury

Don't Believe That You Can't Be Involved In A Bicycle Accident

More and more people are looking for alternative means of travel these days. Many folks have grown tired of contributing to the Earth's pollution, and others simply believe it is too expensive to own a car. After all, there are all sorts of expenses that come along with vehicle ownership like insurance, fuel, and maintenance. Regardless of what your reason is for hopping on a two-wheeler, it is best to keep in mind that dangers could be lurking around any corner.

According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 6,590 bicycle accidents in 2018. Of those wrecks, 6,183 injuries came to fruition. Not to mention, 160 fatalities also arose. In other words, you could be involved in an accident in the blink of an eye. Anyone that still doubts the issues happen regularly should take a look at these recent headlines from the area.

• Patch – Cyclist Killed In Valrico Accident: FHP
• MSN – Bicyclist Killed In Crash Near West Palm Beach Identified
• WINK News – Roadblock Due To Crash With Injuries Vehicle Versus Bicycle On Livingston In East Naples

Reasons Why It Might Be In Your Best Interest To Hire An Accident Lawyer

If the motorist was negligent while behind the wheel, which led to the crash and injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. However, in most cases, insurance companies do not play fair. To start with, they offer the victim a low-ball settlement from the get-go. If the person doesn't know any better and accepts the amount, there is a good chance that he or she will find out that it won't cover all of the recovery costs in the long run.

Additionally, insurers don't mind dragging their feet. Why? Well, they hope that by delaying, delaying, and delaying some more, the individual will eventually run out of money and settle for less than their fair share. These agencies do not have your best interest in mind. Rather, their primary concern is writing a check for the smallest possible figure. Therefore, it can prove to be a good idea to put a proven and reputable firm in your corner.

Our accident lawyer, Brian O. Sutter, has been practicing law since 1983. Then, the newest member of the team, Bryan Greenberg, attorney at law, joined the practice in 2017. They will fight tooth and nail on your behalf to recover the compensation that you deserve. The representatives collect witness testimonies, driver histories, cell phone records, and more to build strong and robust cases. So, give the office a call today and show that pesky insurance company that you mean business.