Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Accident Lawyers
50+ Years of Experience Fighting for the Seriously Injured
Florida is a popular destination for bicyclists due to its miles of nature trails and beautiful beaches. Many bicyclists also travel on our roads, which puts them at danger of serious collisions with motor vehicles. Bicycle accidents are often associated with severe injuries, though only among riders—drivers are protected by the safety features of their vehicles. This means a biker who was doing everything right could end up seriously disabled by a negligent driver who suffers no consequences at all.
We are here to help those affected by devastating bicycle accidents. Whether you were injured or you lost a loved one to a careless driver, our team can help you find justice. With more than 50 years of experience, our Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of state driving and insurance laws. We can help you navigate this the personal injury legal system efficiently and easily.
To start your claim, call Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. at (888) 499-6206 for a free consultation. Our family firm is dedicated to providing compassionate and skillful support to bicycle accident victims.
The Risks to Florida Bicyclists
Under Florida law, bicycles are considered vehicles; therefore, cyclists are expected to adhere to the same rules of the road as other motorists. At the same time, motorists must be prepared to share the road—something many of them do not do.
Florida remains the most dangerous state for bicyclists, with an average of 110 cyclist deaths annually. In fact, our state accounted for 16% of the nation’s bicycle fatalities in 2017, according to an accident survey by AAA.
While it is possible for bicyclists’ bad practices to cause or contribute to accidents, motorists often put bike riders in danger by:
- Failing to yield to bicyclists
- Encroaching on bicycle lanes
- Engaging in unsafe passing behavior
- Driving while distracted
- Operating their vehicles in a reckless manner or speeding
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Opening their doors into the path of a bicyclist
- Losing control of their vehicles
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, it’s possible you didn’t even see the exact act of driver negligence that caused it. Having proof of liability is necessary if you plan to seek compensation from the at-fault party. If you’re in this situation, make sure to ask your attorney how they can help you find the evidence you need to file a claim.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Bicycle Accident?
If you’re involved in an accident in a no-fault state like Florida, you may hear there’s no need for you to hire an attorney—after all, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover your injuries, no matter who was at fault.
There’s one part of this that is true: PIP insurance will pay up to $10,000 even someone who is 100% at fault in an accident. However, especially after a bicycle accident, insurance can be complicated.
You Probably Don’t Have Bicycle Insurance
Car insurance is required for everyone who drives a vehicle—but bicyclists aren’t required to purchase coverage. This means figuring out whose PIP applies—and encouraging that insurer to step up—may take a bit of work. A lawyer can take on the heavy lifting to ensure your bills are paid in a timely manner.
What If the Injury Is Catastrophic?
Since Florida only requires $10,000 in PIP insurance, that’s the amount many people have. However, your medical bills and other losses may be much higher if you suffer serious injuries like:
Such injuries could have effects that last the rest of your lifetime, and you do not want to be left to bear them alone. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you recover a settlement for the extensive damages related to these types of injuries.
A Legacy of Success in Florida
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. has long been dedicated to helping injury victims recover fair compensation and find justice after accidents. We have recovered over $10 million for our clients with our compassionate and personalized representation. We go the extra mile to help every client because we know how pivotal your success is in an insurance claim. Whatever your needs are, we want to help you meet them.
Injured bicyclists should be fully compensated for both economic and non-economic losses incurred in the accident. Unfortunately, the process is rarely as easy as it should be. Do not hesitate to ask our bicycle accident attorneys how we can help investigate your accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and fight tirelessly for your right to compensation.
Contact us by calling (888) 499-6206 for your free consultation. Our Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers are available 24/7.