Standing Up for Injured Cyclists
Bicycles are a convenient, efficient and affordable means of transportation and recreation for an increasing number of people in the United States. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay attention to cyclists and end up causing serious bicycle accidents.
Injured In a Bicycle Accident?
At The Florida Practice, we help cyclists seek financial compensation for damages resulting from bicycle accidents, including injuries and damage to property.
Assessing Your Case Based on the Specific Facts
One major consideration when evaluating a bicycle accident is whether or not the bicyclist was violating any traffic laws, and, if so, whether those violations will prevent the bicyclist from receiving compensation for his or her injuries. Evidence of contributory negligence, or the amount of negligence that can be attributed to the bicyclist, can reduce the total amount of compensation to which the bicyclist is entitled. It is important to know, however, that even if a bicyclist did break a traffic law, that bicyclist may not necessarily be found legally negligent. The bottom line is that drivers of motor vehicles have an obligation to avoid hitting vulnerable cyclists whenever they can reasonably do so. With that in mind, Mr. McDonnell will examine the details of your case to determine how much liability the driver of the motor vehicle may have.
Legal Representation by an Experienced Cyclist
Attorney Hugh James McDonnell is a cyclist himself, and he understands the lack of respect with which cyclists are treated by motor vehicle drivers. We hope that, by helping clients pursue claims against drivers who negligently cause bicycle accidents, we can raise awareness about bicycle safety. There is no excuse for drivers to treat cyclists with negligent disregard. If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, contact us today. The consultation with Mr. McDonnell is free, and you pay no fees or costs unless we win.
Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-422-4200.