Comprehensive Legal Representation For Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Victims
Fighting For the Justice You Deserve After a Life Changing Accident
Accidents happen when you least expect them and they can truly wreak havoc on your life. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents can be particularly devastating, simply because the victim is much more exposed while walking or riding a bicycle than they are in a vehicle. Victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents often suffer more critical injuries, which in some cases are fatal.
For many individuals who were injured in an accident, the future is filled with days spent in chronic pain, receiving expensive medical care, or losing time from work while staying home to heal. Recovery is difficult, and often, life is just never the same for victims of bicycle or pedestrian accidents and their families. During a difficult time like this, it is important to have a strong support system and trusted legal guidance.
A bicyclist faces the most danger when he or she shares a road dominated by cars and trucks. Navigating intersections and changes in terrain can be challenging and potentially hazardous, adding further risk. While most drivers may be aware of other cars and trucks in traffic, the attention paid to bicycle riders is often very low.
Bicyclists are very vulnerable to injury because they have little protection against the metal build or inertia of an automobile. While wearing a helmet may protect bicyclists from critical head injuries, there’s not much else that a cyclist has in the way of protection. Common injuries that result from bicycle accidents include but are not limited to loss of limb, soft tissue damage, internal organ damage, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries.
While walking for leisure, exercise, or to get from one place to the other, the last thing you expect is to be the victim of an accident. However, pedestrian accidents are common in Florida, especially in communities where walking is more prevalent. A pedestrian may be struck by a motor vehicle while crossing a busy road, while walking in a parking lot, or while entering or leaving an establishment.
Common injuries that result from pedestrian accidents include open and closed head injuries, broken bones, loss of limb, back and spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more. Surprisingly, pedestrians can be critically injured even when the vehicle is going slow. With that much weight and force behind the vehicle, it can do a significant amount of damage when it collides with a person, regardless of speed.
Florida Is a “No Fault” State — What Does That Mean?
Florida is a “no fault” state when it comes to insurance law. What this means is that the victim of a pedestrian accident or a bicycle accident may not be able to file a claim for compensation right away. However, by working with an experienced attorney who understands no fault insurance statutes, you can protect your right to file for the full and fair compensation that is due to you under Florida law.
Contact Dreyer & Dreyer Today
Dreyer & Dreyer is a team of professional pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys who not only understand Florida’s personal injury laws, but also have a grasp of the area’s insurance statutes and how they may affect your case. When you need solid legal representation that you can count on, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dreyer & Dreyer.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a bicycle or pedestrian accident, it is critical that you act quickly. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss the facts surrounding your case and to determine what your next step should be. Call now at (941) 365-4357.