Miami Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycle accidents can result in life-changing injuries and death due to lack of protection. When bicycle accidents are caused by negligence, the injured cyclist may be eligible for financial compensation. To find out if you qualify for compensation, contact the Miami personal injury lawyers at Baron & Herskowitz today. Our lawyers represent bike riders who are seriously injured in collisions with motor vehicles as well as those who are injured in accidents caused by defective bike parts.
Bicycle Accidents and Negligence
By law, vehicle drivers must share the road with bicyclists and must use caution when bicyclists are on the road. The following are examples of driver negligence that can result in serious accidents and injuries:
- Failure to check for bicyclists before making a right turn
- Ignoring traffic signals such as pedestrian crosswalks, stop signs and stop lights
- Driver distractions such as texting or talking on a hand held phone while driving
- Reckless driving and speeding
- Driving while intoxicated
- Veering into the bike lane
Bike parts manufacturers may also be found negligent if a defective part results in an accident. At Baron & Herskowitz, we represent individuals that are injured in accidents caused by faulty brakes, defective bike tires, unsafe helmets and sticky gears. Even if you are unsure if the bike you were riding is defective, you should hold on to the parts and we can help you get it inspected.
Involved in a Bicycle Accident? What You Should Do
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, it is important to document as much of the accident as possible so you can prove liability. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries and your bike if it is damaged. If the accident involves a motor vehicle, make sure to take down the license plate number as well as the insurance information of the driver. It is always a good idea to call the police so the accident is documented and to seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor.
Types of Bicycle Accident Injury Claims
At Baron & Herskowitz, we represent individuals who suffer serious injuries in bicycle crashes, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
- Back and neck injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
We also represent the families of persons who are killed in accidents caused by negligence.
Talk to a Miami Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love is critically injured in a bicycle accident, you may be facing financial, physical and emotional challenges. At Baron & Herskowitz, we are familiar with the struggles you face and will serve as your advocates. We will help you recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to so you can focus on recovering. To find out if you qualify to file a bicycle accident lawsuit, contact our law office today.