For so many people, especially in and around Fort Lauderdale, riding a bike is second nature. How many people do you see our riding each day? With weather like ours, you can be sure there are plenty of exercise and leisure riders around. We also know that many people use their bikes as a way to get to and from work. Unfortunately, bicyclists face many dangers when they go out despite steps they may take to be safe.
If another person’s negligence has caused you harm while you were riding your bike, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. is here to help. If you need a Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney, we will work to recover compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.
There were more than 6,600 bicycle accidents in Florida during the latest reporting year. Out of those, there were:
Looking at those numbers, you can see that almost every bicycle accident leads to an injury or a fatality. Why are bicyclists so vulnerable?
When you think about it, they really have no protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of ponds slamming into them. Even at slower speeds, they are susceptible to harm. At higher speeds, the injuries can be catastrophic:
The cost of medical care for injuries like this can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly. The overall costs of bicycle accidents are rarely figured into insurance totals, and this includes things like lost wages as well as pain and suffering damages.
All too often we see bicycle accidents happen in places where the bicyclist had the right-of-way. This can be in intersections, crosswalks, and even designated bike paths. Many times, drivers simply ignore bicyclists.
We know how scary these crashes can be, especially if you were injured. If your bicycle crash was caused by another person’s reckless or careless behavior, seek legal assistance immediately. As medical bills start to come in, you may wonder how you will be able to afford everything.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. understands these cases and they know how to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include: