Whether you choose to cycle for health reasons, in an effort to live your life in a more environmentally-responsible manner, or to avoid sitting in seemingly never-ending traffic on a daily basis, there are many good reasons why you, and other Floridians, choose the humble bicycle as your mode of transport. The stunning scenery is sure to help in the decision-making process too.
All the fresh air, zero-emission, and health-boosting cycling comes at a price, however, should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident on any of North Miami Beach’s busy roads. Bicycle accidents, and the consequences thereof, can differ greatly from car accidents, with one of the fundamental differences relating to the lack of protection offered by a bicycle.
Without the impact-absorbing metal shell afforded to those driving a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, cyclists involved in North Miami Beach bicycle accidents are often seriously injured, or even killed, in what may otherwise seem a relatively minor collision.
When this happens, standard Florida car accident law applies, mean you could be entitled to seek monetary compensation from the driver responsible for causing a bicycle accident you were injured in. Without legal knowledge, you will find it incredibly difficult to represent yourself successfully, meaning your best option is to enlist the services of an experienced, committed, North Miami Beach bicycle accident attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA.
According to the most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, relating to 2015, Florida roads saw a higher number of bicyclist deaths than anywhere else in the United States. The 150 cyclists who lost their lives in road accidents in Florida that year represented 5.1% of total traffic fatalities that year, compared to approximately 2% nationwide.
While this makes for sobering reading, it is at least heartening to learn that the law does favor cyclists when it comes to North Miami Beach bicycle accidents. Provided that you are following the law of the road at the time when the accident occurs, an experienced bicycle accident attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA could recover monetary damages on your behalf.
When you work with our North Miami Beach attorneys, we will do our utmost to prove that the motorist was at fault. As many of those bicycle deaths and injuries reported by the NHTSA could have been prevented by vehicle drivers paying full attention to the road and their surroundings, the law is likely to be on your side. As 96% of those bicycle accidents included in the NHTSA report involved a single vehicle, we are confident of our ability in recovering maximum compensation for you in a timely and efficient manner.
If required, our bicycle accident attorneys are always ready and willing to litigate on your behalf, as we have successful done for numerous cyclists to date.
Did you know that alcohol was found to be present in around 47% of 2015 fatal road accidents involving cyclists? Whether the motorist responsible for colliding with your bicycle was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting, turning to speak to passengers, or otherwise distracted, you can rest assured that your North Miami Beach bicycle accident attorney will work tirelessly to hold them accountable for their behavior, and the consequences of their actions.
If you have been injured in a North Miami Beach bicycle accident and require outstanding legal representation and guidance, schedule a free consultation by calling us on 954-523-8292 today, or by using our online contact form.