Plantation Bicycle Accident Lawyer
When it comes to drivers, there are three things that you can count—impatient and aggressive maneuvers, speeding, and distracted driving. Tragically, many cyclists learn this the hard way by being hit. Whether you were injured by a driver while you were riding on the sidewalk, within the bike lane, on the shoulder of the road, or while taking the full lane to make a turn or avoid a pothole, you have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Regardless of what the negligent driver, the police, or others may have told you at the scene, only an experienced Plantation bicycle accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience to determine who was at fault. More likely than not, the driver was to blame, not you. To seek justice for your serious injuries and financial losses, including property damage and lost wages due to disability, we strongly urge you to call the Plantation bicycle accident lawyers at Lyons & Snyder as soon as you are ready.
Four Ways That Most Bicycle Vs. Driver Collisions Occur
- Right Hook—Driver, while making a right turn across the bike lane or shoulder, cuts off the cyclist.
- Driver Turns Left Across Traffic—Driver turns across traffic, T-boning the cyclist who is traveling straight.
- Hit From Behind—Driver simply runs over or hits the cyclist from behind. This is how most fatalities occur.
- Driver Fails To Yield From Side Street—Driver pulls out in front of a cyclist, who has the right of way.
Damages You Can Seek in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Pain and suffering;
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages and earning capacity;
- Property damage;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional distress; and
Fighting Biases Against Cyclists
Virtually everyone drives. When a driver makes a blatantly dangerous maneuver, such as speeding or cutting someone else off, those who witness it do not think to themselves, “All auto drivers are dangerous, and should not have a right to be on the road.” But few people ride bikes. When they see a cyclist run a stop sign or ride down the wrong side of the street, the takeaway that many drivers leave with is just that—”all cyclists are a danger to themselves and others, and should not be on the road.” This, of course, could not be further from the truth. Cyclists, in general, follow the rules of the road more closely than drivers, and of course only pose a danger to themselves when and if they violate traffic laws, unlike those behind the wheels of two and four ton vehicles. However, the bias against cyclists is strong, and permeates through every aspect of the legal system. Police, judges, insurance adjusters, and even witnesses are generally biased against cyclists. As such, you need an attorney who will pull out all the stops to defend your rights, and definitely prove that the driver was at fault, not you.
Contact a Plantation Bicycle Accident Attorney
As the victim of a bike crash, you deserve to be heavily compensated for your grave injuries. The at-fault driver, whether they were drunk, aggressive, impatient, or distracted, must be held accountable. Call the Plantation bicycle collision attorneys at Lyons & Snyder at 954-462-8035 to set up a free consultation today.