Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Florida bicycle and pedestrian accidents are some of the worst types of wrecks we encounter. Not only are they common as a result of drivers not seeing or respecting the rights of others on the road. They are also very dangerous.
Bicyclists and pedestrians do not have the same protection that those driving or riding in other vehicles have. When a bicyclist or pedestrian is involved in a Florida car accident, even a minor one, the consequences can still be severe.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are often injured or even killed in Florida car accidents. They may sustain broken bones or dislocations, back or neck injuries, or even head or brain injuries. These injuries may take years to fully heal, requiring extensive medical treatment along the way.
Some of the most common causes for Florida bicycle and pedestrian accidents include:
- Swerving into a bicyclists
- Turning in front of an oncoming bike
- Failing to yield right-of-way in a crosswalk
- Jumping the curb onto a sidewalk
All these instances can have disastrous consequences for those involved. Negligent drivers, who knowingly or unknowingly violate the rules of the road, can cause serious injuries or loss of life in car wrecks.
Bicyclists and pedestrians can seek financial compensation for their injuries and related costs, recovering damages to fix a problem caused by someone else.
If you find yourself in this position, give one of our Florida car accident attorneys a call. We can help you through the difficult time after being injured in a serious crash, helping you recover and avoid the dirty tricks and tactics of the insurance companies.