Miami Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Helping Injured Bicyclists in South Florida
Miami is known as one of the best destinations to visit because of its amazing weather. When people want to soak up the sun, they head to the southern coasts of Florida. This usually means that a lot of people are partaking in outdoor activities, including water skiing, rollerblading, and riding bikes.
Whether you’re riding in the bike lane or not, there are threats to your safety all around. Unfortunately, people can sometimes end up getting hurt in a bicycle accident. That doesn’t mean that you should have to recover without any help—especially if the accident was not your fault.
If you or someone you love was involved in a bike accident, turn to the experienced Miami bicycle accident attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and our team will work tirelessly to help you secure the full, fair amount you are owed.
How Does Florida Law Protect Cyclists?
Laws are always put in place to protect civilians. Just because Florida law doesn’t force cyclists to wear a helmet doesn’t mean that there aren’t other laws that put a rider’s wellbeing first.
Usually, drivers pose the biggest threat to cyclists. If a driver is responsible for a bicycle accident, they are required to compensate the victim for their injuries. Our attorneys are here to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Here are a few laws all bicyclists and motorists in Florida should know:
- Every driver in the vicinity of a cyclist should exercise a duty of care—they’re required to do so by law
- Drivers should only be passing on the left side of bicyclists at a safe distance, no closer than three feet
- Bike lanes are reserved for cyclists, so drivers should not operate their vehicles in or park in bike lanes
- When a driver opens their door, they should be cautious that a cyclist isn’t passing
- Drivers must always yield to a rider making a left turn
The entire body is exposed when riding a bike, which means bicyclists who are hit by cars are at risk of suffering serious, life-threatening injuries. It’s extremely important that drivers respect and follow these laws so that cyclists remain safe from catastrophic injuries.
Common Bicycle Accident-Related Injuries
Some of the most common bicycle accident-related injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Face injuries
- Road rash (friction burns)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
Treating these and other serious injuries can be extremely costly, time-consuming, and painful. Many bicycle accident victims will be left with permanent disabilities and impairments, making it difficult for them to return to their once-normal, pre-accident lives.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek fair financial compensation for your accident-related injuries and damages.
Some examples of common damages in bicycle accident cases include:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance and hospital fees
- Ongoing and future medical expenses
- Medical equipment and devices
- Physical therapy
- Lost income/wages, including future earnings
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Loss of earning ability
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Mental health treatment
- In-home assistance and care
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, our Miami bicycle accident attorneys work tirelessly to maximize their clients’ recoveries. We want to help you see every penny you are entitled to receive, as well as ensure the responsible party is brought to justice.
How Long Do You Have to File a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit?
There is a four-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases in Florida. This means that you have four years from the date of the accident (in most cases) to file a bike accident lawsuit. If you wait too long, and the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. This means that you won’t be able to seek compensation for your accident-related injuries and damages.
Don’t Wait to Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Miami Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bike because of a negligent driver, get the help you need on all fronts—medically, emotionally, financially, and legally. Personal injury lawyer Amanda Demanda and her team are here to help with every aspect of your recovery.
Our helpful office team can schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case. We encourage you to get in touch with us right away so that we can begin building your case.