In a community as beautiful and vibrant as Sarasota, many people enjoy the fun and freedom bicycling provides. Whether riding to work or simply for leisure and exercise, bicyclists can be found all over town at almost any time of day. However, bicycling can be a dangerous activity, and injuries from bicycle accidents can be severe and life-threatening.
At Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb, our experienced bicycle accident lawyer will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve following a bike wreck. Call our Sarasota office today at 941-365-7171 to schedule a free case evaluation. We help accident victims from Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, or anywhere within the state of Florida.
Bicycle Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence
One of the leading causes of bicycle accidents is automobile-driver negligence. Motorists often fail to notice or provide adequate room on the road for cyclists. Injuries caused by careless drivers can have life-long consequences for injured bike riders.
Common causes of vehicle-related bicycle accidents include:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
- Using excessive speed
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Turning into a bicyclist’s lane of traffic
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light
Product Liability Claim
Other drivers are not always the cause of serious bicycle-related injuries. If a defect in the bicycle contributed to the accident, you could have a claim against the manufacturer. In cases of product liability, your attorney will need to prove:
- The bicycle’s performance had not altered since its initial purchase
- The bicycle was performing as the manufacturer had intended
- The defective bicycle or part was unreasonably dangerous
Compensation for Traumatic Cyclist Injuries
Injuries sustained by cyclists are usually more serious than those suffered while in a well-protected vehicle. When a rider is struck by a car or truck, sever injuries can occur, such as:
If you sustained one of these traumatic injuries, a lawsuit may seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.
How Can Our Bicycle Accident Attorney Help You?
Bicycle accidents can be very complex, and require the knowledge, skill and perseverance of an experienced bicycle accident attorney. To help you recover full and fair compensation for your losses, our attorney will:
- Investigate the scene of the accident
- Gather witness statements
- Review police and accident reports
- Team with other professionals to analyze medical records and create accident reenactments to determine accountability
If you have been in a bike accident anywhere in the state of Florida, it’s important to seek legal counsel as quickly as possible. Contact our seasoned bicycle accident lawyer today online or at 941-365-7171 to schedule a free consultation.