If you’re the type who needs some fresh air, then we know you love getting out on your bicycle. There are so many places to ride in and around Miami Gardens that you may wonder why you ever take your car. Some people ride for exercise and leisure while others actually use their bikes for transportation. No matter what you use your bike for, we know you expect to be safe when you go out.
Unfortunately, other drivers on the roadway are not always considerate of cyclists. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident, contact the Dante Law Firm. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Miami Gardens are standing by to review your case.
The thing about riding bikes is that you know there are risks. Let’s face it, there just isn’t much protection in case of an accident. The human body is resilient, but it can’t stand up to a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. When a cyclist gets hit by a vehicle, there are two impacts – one with the vehicle and one with the ground. That’s two times the body gets jarred.
Common injuries include road rash, bone dislocations and fractures. Often, though, an accident results in internal injuries and head trauma. Some injuries that seem minor at first may not show symptoms until hours after the accident, so go to a hospital no matter what.
If you are hit by a driver who choose to ignore the right-of-way signs at a crosswalk or on a street, they should be held liable for their negligence. There is a good chance they were distracted by their phones, sending a text message or watching a video. More and more, we are finding that distracted drivers are just as dangerous as impaired drivers.
Drivers who are intoxicated are always a danger on the roadways, especially to cyclists. Their choice to drive while impaired could impact your life forever.
2017 in Florida saw nearly 7,000 bicycle accidents. If you are hit when riding your bike, you could end up in the hospital for a period of time. If you need surgery to mend your injuries, you may need extended rehabilitation to fully recover. All of this will keep you from your job and from living your life.
What happens if insurance companies don’t offer you enough to handle all of your expenses?
If you don’t think you are being offered enough compensation, you need to seek legal advice.
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. At the Dante Law Firm, we don’t think it’s fair that you have to suffer financially because of someone else’s irresponsible behavior. Getting into a bike accident can be scary, but your focus needs to be on getting healed, not wondering how you will pay your medical bills and feed your family. Our experienced attorneys will sit with you and review your case so we can plan the best path forward.