Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Accident Attorney

Representing the legal rights of individuals injured in Miami bicycle accidents

Riding a bicycle can be a fun way to spend the day, a great form of exercise, and a cost-effective environment-friendly form of transportation. Unfortunately, bicycle riding also comes with the risk of collisions that can cause catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. Though bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are expected to share the roads and respect the safety of one another, this does not always happen and serious accidents occur on a regular basis. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports1 that, in 2012 alone, more than 49,000 bicyclists sustained injuries in accidents with motor vehicles and an additional 726 bicyclists died from their injuries.

Bicyclists who have been injured by negligent drivers or other parties deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for all of the losses they incurred as a result of their injuries. Miami bicycle accident lawyer Joseph J. LoRusso works to protect the rights of injured bicyclists and provides the highest quality of representation in every case. If you have suffered injury, contact our office today to find out how we can help you.

Bicycle accidents can be caused by various forms of driver negligence

In a major metropolitan area like Miami, bicyclists and motorists are often in extremely close proximity to one another.  Drivers owe other people using the road a duty to drive in a way that does not place them at an unreasonable risk of harm. Unfortunately, drivers do not always meet this duty, sometimes with devastating consequences. Among the more common forms of driver negligence that often causes bicycle accidents include the following:

·        Failure to yield the right of way

·        Speeding

·        Failure to observe stop signs

·        Ignoring poor weather conditions

·        Driving too close to bicycle lanes

·        Distracted driving2

·        Failure to observe traffic signals

·        Driver error

·        Improper vehicle maintenance

·        Driving under the influence

These and other forms of driver negligence can leave victims with serious injuries. Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable commuters on the road, as they do not enjoy the protections offered by a vehicle body like people in cars and trucks. As a result, they can often be thrown from their bikes and sustain secondary injury when they come into contact with other vehicles, objects, or the ground. People who are injured in bicycle accidents should seek immediate medical attention, even if they do not believe that their injuries are serious.

A Ft. Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights

Bicyclists should not be afraid to head out onto the roads to ride. At the Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, P.A., we are dedicated to helping any wrongfully injured accident victim hold negligent parties accountable for their harmful actions. We explore every possible option to help you obtain the recovery you deserve for all of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.

South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful bicycle accident claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.

1 http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812018.pdf

2 http://www.distraction.gov/

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