ORLANDO BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
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In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Florida has the highest rate of bicyclist fatalities of any other state in the country. Florida has more than double the nationwide average of .25 deaths per 100,000 people. While many other states have found ways to reduce their fatality rate, Florida still has not successfully found a way to combat the problem. At Todd Miner Law, we’re committed to helping bicycle accident victims recover from more than just compensation after an accident. We believe that drivers who fail in their duty to share the road with bicyclists, should be held accountable for their negligence. If you’ve been hurt by a careless driver, turn to our firm for immediate assistance. The following are common causes of bicycle accidents:
- Making a left or right turn in front of an oncoming cyclist
- Failing to check blind spot before merging
- Opening a car door in the path of an oncoming cyclist
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What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?
A bicycle accident may result in not only painful physical injury, but also a great degree of financial stress. The victim may not be able to work while they are recovering from their injuries, and with expensive medical bills piling up, legal action can quickly become necessary. After all, an injured person should not have to suffer the financial impact of an accident caused by someone else’s careless actions. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to pursue additional damages for funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of support and services, emotional anguish, and more.
Do Bicyclists Have the Right-of-Way in Florida?
When a client comes to our law firm with a bicycle accident claim, we often must establish if they were hit by a driver who ignored their right-of-way or otherwise violated a traffic rule. In Florida, bicyclists have the right-of-way as a pedestrian does, but only when they are using a bike path, sidewalk or another pathway separate from the street. When a bicyclist is riding with traffic, they are subject to all the roadway rights and rules as any other vehicle or motorist, which includes yielding the right-of-way when safe and necessary. Were you struck while riding your bicycle on a path approved for pedestrians? Or were you a part of the regular traffic flow when a negligent driver collided with you? The answer can change how your case develops.
Is There a Bicycle Helmet Law in Florida?
Florida currently does not have a bicycle helmet law for adults. If you are 16 or older, then you are not legally required to wear a helmet when you ride your bicycle. However, you should always wear a helmet when riding to improve your safety and to help limit your liability in case of a bicycle accident. If it can be proven that you had no helmet on and you suffer a head injury, then the defending insurance company will certainly try to pin more liability on you by arguing you had not taken reasonable steps to protect yourself from harm.
Why Choose Us?
When you’re injured, we realize that you have a choice in who will represent you. Here’s why we’re confident our firm is the right choice for you:
- Attorney Todd Miner has 25 years of legal experience
- Extensive trial experience & proven record of success
- Former insurance defense experience – we know the “other side”
- Millions recovered for injured people
- Attorney Todd Miner is AV®Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
Representing Personal Injury Victims with over 25 Years of Experience
Todd Miner Law is passionate about protecting the rights of injured people. Backed by more than 25 years of legal experience, exceptional legal knowledge and experience working for the largest insurance company in the nation, we have superior negotiation and litigation skills. We know and understand how stressful the aftermath of an accident can be, which is why we leave no stone unturned in seeking maximum compensation for our clients.
Contact us to talk about your potential case today with an Orlando bicycle accident attorney.