Bicycle Accident Attorney in Jacksonville
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Riding a bicycle is a healthy, environmentally-friendly activity that is fun and can reduce your costs for traveling short distances. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents involving automobiles are a major cause of serious injuries to children and adults. Even though a cyclist is obeying the rules of the road and wearing the proper safety gear, it may not protect them from being the victim of a car or truck accident. In a majority of collisions with cars and bikes, the driver states that they simply failed to see the cyclist in time. Although this may be true, it is no defense against the charge of negligence while carelessly operating a motor vehicle; and just because the driver may not have been charged at the scene does not mean that the driver was in the right. At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., our attorneys are experienced at investigating, documenting and representing personal injury and wrongful death claims for injured cyclists.
Recovering from an Injury from a Bike Accident
When a driver engages in negligent or reckless behavior, bicycle accidents with serious injuries can occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are over a half million bicycle accidents each year that require some level of hospital or advanced medical care. Due to a cyclist’s exposure and the massive weight of most automobiles, the driver of the car or truck can escape unscathed while the bicycle rider receives the blunt force of the impact.
The result can be catastrophic with bike accident victims receiving extensive road rash, fractured limbs, neck or spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), disfigurement or paralysis. If you were injured in a vehicle-related accident, you may be facing a lifetime of recovery, so avoid speaking with insurance company representatives without legal counsel present.
Bicycle Accidents with Holt Harrell
Driver Negligence & Breach of Duty
Operating a motor vehicle comes with a duty of care to those who share the road. Too often, bicycle riders are put in danger due to inattentive, reckless or aggressive drivers. Some common causes of bike accidents include:
- Failure to yield right of way
- Driving in bicycle lanes
- Making illegal turns
- Driving under the influence
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Hazardous road conditions
- Intentional acts by drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Backing out of driveway
- Failure to check blind spots
A bicycle accident caused by a careless car or truck driver can result in life-altering injuries. Our accident attorneys can present a persuasive case showing who was at fault for your bicycle-related injuries or fatalities. If you or a loved one was injured or died due to an auto-bicycle accident, contact us at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111 for a no costs, no obligations consultation.
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