Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycles are a fantastic way to get around town in places like Delray Beach. There are many people who use bicycles everyday to get to work, home, run errands, or to simply enjoy a nice ride. Unfortunately, others on the roadway do not always pay attention to cyclists, and when an accident occurs the results can be devastating for the victims. At Lyons & Snyder, our dedicated Delray Beach bicycle accident lawyers understand the seriousness of bicycle accidents and will fight for the compensation you deserve for your case. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents happen for many reasons, but most are due to the negligent or reckless actions of a driver behind a larger vehicle on the road. The most frequently cited causes of bicycle accidents in Florida includes the following:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Drifting into bicycle lanes
- Making an improper turn
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence, and
- Failing to follow traffic signs and signals
Regardless of the cause, when an accident does occur the injuries that result can be catastrophic.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Even when wearing protective gear like a helmet, the victims in bicycle accidents can still suffer severe injuries in a crash. Given the lack of protection that a bicycle provides compared to a larger vehicle, the cyclist almost always suffers more serious injuries than others involved in the accident. Some of the most common injuries that occur in bicycle accidents include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and skull injuries
- Facial trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and road rash
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ injuries
- Amputation injuries
Compensation for Bicycle Accidents
Victims of bicycle accidents are entitled to economic and noneconomic damages that result from the crash. Economic damages cover all out of pocket expenses, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate a bicycle accident victim for their pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The families of bicycle accident victims can also collect compensation in fatal crashes, where the victim dies as a result of their injuries, through a wrongful death claim. Compensation for wrongful death includes payment for any final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, any final pain and suffering of the victim, and for the loss of love, support, guidance, and counsel of the deceased. To learn more about what your bicycle accident claim might be worth, talk to our office today.
Call or Contact Lyons & Snyder Today
Cyclists have just as much right to the roads as other vehicles in Delray Beach, and when an accident occurs you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side to help you through the case. To learn more about your legal options and to receive a free evaluation of your injury claims, call or contact Lyons & Snyder today.