Most of us remember learning how to ride a bike. It was terrifying at first, but then, when we figured it out, we learned that the freedom was amazing. We use our bikes for many different reasons. Some of us get on them to exercise or spend our leisure time with the breeze blowing by. Others use them as their daily transportation. The last thing we think about when we hop on our bike is getting injured, but accidents do happen. When they do, the injuries can be devastating.
If you have been in a bike riding accident, you may find that you need a Miramar bicycle accident attorney. The Dante Law Firm is ready to help you in the wake of an accident. We will take you through all of your options.
Let’s face it. There is no comparison in damages when it comes to a vehicle versus bicycle crash. No matter how safe we try to be when we get on a bike, there is just not the same level of protection. No metal frame is around us and no airbags will stop a fall. Any impact with a vehicle has the potential for serious injury. It doesn’t have to be a direct impact. Sometimes bicyclists are side swiped by vehicle mirrors or are hit when a driver makes an unexpected turn.
We understand that any injury you sustain can cause medical bills to pile up and even cause you to miss work. This can jeopardize the livelihood of you and your family.
Some people rely on their bikes for their transportation. When living in an urban area, it often makes more sense to simply ride a bike. It saves on fuel costs and is more environmentally friendly. Often, it is the quicker way to get to work or the store. Some people even make a living with their bikes, whether they are delivery drivers or couriers.
The CDC says that bicyclists are at higher risk of crash related injury and death than those who use cars. In 2015, there were almost half a million bicyclists injured on US roadways. Often, these accidents happened because drivers in vehicles were careless and weren’t paying attention to their surroundings. Sometime, a bicyclist is hit by an impaired driver or one who was distracted by their phone.
Please, get medical attention if you’ve been in a bike accident. Even if the injury seems minor, be aware that symptoms of internal or head injuries often don’t appear until well after the initial incident.
After you seek treatment and notify the police, you may need a bicycle accident attorney in Miramar. If a vehicle driver was at fault for the accident, insurance companies will attempt to have a quick resolution. Do not speak to them until you know your rights. At the Dante Law Firm, we are ready to help you with every step of the process and will ensure that you have all the necessary information. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526. You don’t have to do this alone.