Cycling is, without doubt, a cheap, convenient and environmentally conscious way to get around Miami, but it can also leave you at risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries should you be involved in a traffic accident. Without the protection offered by a 3,000-pound metal frame, you are significantly more vulnerable than many others on the road, and statistics confirm that bicyclists tend to sustain more severe injuries than occupants of cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Should you be injured in a Miami bicycle accident, a highly-experienced and knowledgeable attorney from Dante Law Firm, P.A, could channel their legal expertise into recovering the damages you deserve.
Cyclists are expected to comply with the same rules of the road as motorists and are subject to the same legal restrictions. However, even when a cyclist is law-abiding and behaves as they should, a mistake on the part of a motorist could result in them being catastrophically injured. While working as Miami bicycle accident attorneys, the legal experts at Dante Law Firm, P.A. have successfully handled numerous cases involving these resulting injuries:
If you are a cyclist in Miami, you are not likely to be pleased to learn that you are more at risk of sustaining these, and other, injuries than cyclists anywhere else in the United States. In 2014 alone, 985 bicycle accidents occurred in Miami, with 15 of them proving to be fatal. According to cyclists involved in these collisions, poor road conditions, coupled with drivers travelling at excessive speeds, pose the most significant hazards. As you can imagine, where a bicycle is sharing a road with motorists travelling at over 50mph, the scope for injury is considerable.
When you approach a Miami bicycle accident attorney from Dante Law Firm and request that we handle your case, there are two types of lawsuits we could file on your behalf – negligence and product liability.
The first of these lawsuit types – negligence – applies where the negligent behavior of a motorist caused injury or death to a cyclist. This can happen in numerous ways, but some of the most common examples we see tend to include:
On the other hand, a product liability lawsuit may be appropriate where your accident was caused by faulty or defective bicycle parts.
However your Miami bicycle accident was caused, a skilled attorney from Dante Law Firm, P.A. can recover the monetary damages you deserve. To discuss your case, and learn more about how you could benefit from our expert legal representation, call us today at (305) 949-2526 for a free initial consultation.