"My settlement was for $1.26 million. The accident changed my life, and Tom made sure that my injuries were identified, and my interests protected."
"Tom's excellent negotiation skills at the near day long mediation brought us a $650,000 settlement."
"Their dedication and proactive strategy was vital in the successful resolution of my situation. Honesty and fairness are the cornerstones of this firm's core values."
Our attorneys have seen the extensive injuries and damage that can result in the wake of a bicycle accident. Bicycles are considered vehicles under Florida law, and cyclists are expected to follow the same rules of the road as other motorists; however, some motorists may fail to exercise a reasonable level of care when operating their vehicles. They may neglect to share the road with others, which can put cyclists at risk for serious injury. At Stathopoulos Law Group, our Tarpon Springs bicycle accident attorneys have successfully represented injured bicyclists in cases against negligent drivers and insurance companies. We have helped accident victims recover compensation for injuries and property damage, and are committed to holding negligent motorists accountable for their actions.
How can a Clearwater Bicycle Accident Attorney Help?
Cases involving bicycle accidents can be as complex as traditional motor vehicle accident claims; therefore, it is important to hire an attorney to assist you following a crash. To help recover compensation for your losses, your attorney may:
- Gather witness statements;
- Review police and accident reports;
- Recreate the scene of the accident;
- Inspect and document any damage to the bike;
- Investigate the driving history of the alleged at-fault party; and
- Contact experts to analyze medical records and create reenactments of the accident to determine fault and causation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Though there are a number of causes of bicycle accidents, these accidents can result from:
- Failure to yield the right of way;
- Failure to see bicyclists approaching an intersection;
- Running into or backing over cyclists;
- Failing to use turn signals;
- Failure to leave sufficient space;
- Running red lights or stop signs;
- Opening a car door without checking the mirror(s) for cyclists;
- Failure to look both ways when turning or crossing an intersection;
- Aggressive or reckless driving; and
- Driving under the influence.
If you have been in a bicycle accident, you may have legal recourse. To see how our Tampa bicycle accident attorneys may be able to help you collect compensation, please fill out our case review form at no cost and no obligation to you.