If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another, you should speak with a trusted bike accident attorney in Tampa to seek compensation for your injuries. The experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will understand the unique circumstances of your case and help you file a winning personal injury claim.

Causes of Bike Accidents in Florida

In Florida, bicycle accidents have become a widespread public health issue. The state ranks #1 in the country for most bicycle deaths. In 2018, over 6,000 bicyclists suffered devastating injuries in road accidents.  Several factors contribute to bicycle accidents in Florida, including:

  • Careless driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding 
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Improperly switching lanes
  • Making an illegal turn

Determining Fault in Florida Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are treated the same as any other motorist under Florida law. This means that cyclists must adhere to the same rules and regulations on the road as other motorists. The standards to which cyclists and drivers are held can be important in determining the fault for an accident. This is especially if the bicyclist demonstrated negligent behavior, such as biking while intoxicated or failing to wear a helmet. Most bike crashes in Florida occur because of another driver's negligence.

Your bike accident lawyer in Tampa will review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine liability. Besides the at-fault motorist, other parties can also be held liable for a bicycle accident, such as:

  • Bike manufacturer
  • Governmental or municipal agencies
  • Manufacturer of defective bike parts
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Filing a Bike Accident Injury Claim

If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident owing to the reckless behavior of another motorist, you could file a claim against the responsible party. These are the primary elements of a bike accident injury claim:

  • The other driver has a duty of care to follow the rules of the road
  • Evidence proving this duty of care was breached
  • Proof of bicycle accident injury
  • Evidence that the injury was a direct result of the breach of duty

Bike accident attorneys can help you understand your legal options following a bicycle accident to help you file a successful claim. Your attorney will advise you on the best legal steps to obtain maximum compensation. Legal representation is the best way to secure a winning settlement that covers the entire extent of your losses.

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Our Personal Injury Attorneys will Fight to Maximize Your Damages in the Shortest Possible Time

The law firm of Carlson Meissner & Hayslett has helped several victims of bicycle accidents and their families acquire the compensation they deserve. Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys are dedicated to providing the best legal representation possible. With over 125 years of combined legal experience, you can count on us to take the necessary steps to maximize your compensation.

To request your free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 727-306-0273 or complete our online form.

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