Florida “the Sunshine State” abounds in bicycles. Partially due to our great weather and also for health/ecological reasons many Floridians use bicycles as a primary source of transportation – they bike to work and also for fun. Bicycling has become an integral part of the Florida life style. So it’s not shocking that Florida ranks among the highest in the nation for the number of bicyclist deaths every year. Very often the victims of bicycle accidents receive serious injuries that result in loss of employment and/or permanent injury. In such cases Williams, Ristoff & Proper will be of great help to the victim or his family
As bicycles offer minimum safety the bicyclist can be seriously injured if struck by a vehicle. One of the major causes of bicycle accidents is driver distraction. Most bicycle accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers. Some of the common types of bicycle collisions are caused when a driver does not stop at a stop sign or red light or when they turn directly in front of the cyclist. Driver intoxication, failure to yield the right of way also result in serious accidents. In Florida, vehicle drivers and their interactions with bicyclists are governed by strict laws that enforce certain legal obligations on the vehicle drivers. So the vehicle drivers are held responsible for injuries caused to cyclists. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident you can contact Williams, Ristoff & Proper.
Many a times bicycle accidents cause severe injuries to cyclists – they may suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and nerve injuries. In the worst cases the victims suffer permanent disfigurement, paralysis and even death. The victim of the bicycle accident can file a claim to compensate certain expenses and losses. The victims should speak to Williams, Ristoff & Proper who will readily represent your rights and fight for the financial compensation the victim is entitled for.
Our attorneys will correctly identify the legal issues in your personal injury lawsuit. Many times our clients come in thinking one thing is a problem when really they deserve compensation for something else. To find out more about how to recover compensation for injuries suffered because of an accident, call today.