Bicycle Accident Injury Representation

Cycling can be a very enjoyable sport and an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Because of our climate, Florida is a haven for bicycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, more bikes on the road lead to more accidents. Even in nonfatal collisions, the physical vulnerability of a cyclist means that a crash can cause devastating harm to a victim.

You should explore your legal options if you or a family member has been affected by a fatal or serious collision. Our attorneys at Heller & Heller, P.A., are here to put our many years of legal experience to work for you as you pursue justice against a careless motorist who caused your accident.

Liability After a Bicycle Crash

When a car, truck or SUV strikes a bicyclist, the motorist often says that he or she did not see the bike. Even if this is true, it is not a valid excuse under the law. Drivers have a duty to keep a proper lookout, and, if they fail to do so, they can potentially be held liable in a court of law for any resulting injuries and damages.

  • Just as with car accident lawsuits, an injured bicyclist must make out a case of negligence in order to prevail against a motorist whose careless driving led to a crash. The term "negligence" has a particular meaning under the law: the failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner.
  • Sometimes, the reason for a bike crash is not immediately clear. It may be that a road defect contributed to the accident, in which liability may be found not only against the motorist involved but also against a property owner or governmental entity.
    • It may also be that a defect in the bicycle worsened the accident, in which case a product liability claim may be possible. An attorney experienced in bicycle accident litigation can help investigate a bike crash and determine who was at fault.
  • It is important that this investigation take place as soon as possible after the accident, while the evidence is still fresh and more readily available. Failing to retain legal counsel in a timely fashion can result in a reduction in the value of a case, as well as the possibility of missing important filing deadlines such as the statute of limitations.
    • An attorney can also help build and document a case, as well as explain the financial compensation to which an injured person may be entitled for lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Discuss Your Case With Us

The knowledgeable lawyers at Heller & Heller, P.A., can advise victims and their families on asserting their legal rights. We represent clients in Coral Springs and in the surrounding areas. Fill out our online form or call us at 954-228-5940 to schedule a free consultation.