Homestead Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bikes are a popular way to get around in South Florida. With year-round warm weather, you can ride your bike for work or pleasure almost any time.

Yet accidents are bound to happen when bicycles and cars share the road. A reckless driver who is speeding or not paying attention might hit a bike in its path. Drivers who do not follow the rules of the road, such as checking their blind spots or yielding at crosswalks, can cause grave injuries if they hit a cyclist.

At Wolfson & Leon, we protect the rights of cyclists injured in accidents resulting from someone else’s careless or negligent actions. For 60 years, our Homestead bicycle accident lawyers have relentlessly pursued compensation for our clients. We offer a free consultation so that you can call us with questions or to find out if you have a case without worrying about a fee.

Find out how the Homestead bicycle accident lawyers at Wolfson & Leon can help by calling 305-285-1115 today.

Florida Bicycle Injuries and Fatalities

According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 7,250 reported accidents involving bicycles in 2022. From these accidents, there were 219 fatalities and 6,763 injuries. In 2022, Miami-Dade County reported 918 bicycle crashes, resulting in 17 deaths and 844 injuries.

Why Do Homestead Bicycle Accidents Happen?

Even with designated lanes, bicycles can face many hazards on the road. A driver who isn’t paying attention or drives carelessly could cause severe injury to a cyclist. A serious Homestead bicycle accident can happen if a driver:

  • Makes a left-hand turn without checking for oncoming bicycles
  • Opens a car door into the path of a cyclist
  • Does not check blind spots before they change lanes
  • Runs a red light or stop sign
  • Does not yield to bicycles in the crosswalk when making a right-hand turn
  • Hits the rear of a bicyclist sitting at a red light or stop sign
  • Backs out of parking spaces or driveways without checking for oncoming bicycles
Getting hit by a car is not the only way a bicycle crash can occur. If a cyclist swerves to avoid being struck by a car, they could hit another object, such as a parked car or sign. If cyclists fall off their bikes, they could be run over by another vehicle. Hurt in a Homestead Bicycle Accident?

Bicycles don’t come with a protective shield. So, when a bike is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the damage can be devastating and even fatal. Common Brickell bike accident injuries include:

  • Crushing injuries to internal organs and bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Impalement
  • Severe road burns
  • Deep lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Sprained ligaments

If you were hit or knocked off your bicycle by a car, you should seek medical help. Getting emergency medical care is an obvious step when the injuries are significant. However, even if you suffered only a few bruises and cuts, you should still get checked out by a doctor. Sometimes, the resulting damage isn’t apparent when the accident occurs. You may not realize you have hit your head or sprained your ankle until a few hours or days later. You may unknowingly make the damage worse by not seeking medical care.

Depending on the circumstances around the accident, you might be compensated for your injuries if you are severely hurt. Compensation may cover your medical bills and related expenses. You may also be reimbursed for your lost income if you cannot work while you recover. In some cases, you might be awarded compensation for such non-economic costs as pain, suffering, and mental distress.

Think You Can’t Afford Legal Help for Your Homestead Bicycle Accident?

When people are seriously hurt in bicycle crashes or other accidents, they do not always pursue their legal options. Sometimes, they just don’t know what their legal rights are. But other times, accident victims don’t seek legal help because they think they cannot afford it.

When Wolfson & Leon takes on your case, you won’t pay our legal fees unless we settle. With this contingent fee arrangement, you don’t have to worry about paying for legal help from your household budget. Instead, legal fees are paid directly out of your settlement. So, you get the legal representation you need when you are badly hurt without the stress of figuring out how to pay for it.

Homestead Bicycle Accident Law Firm

Since 1963, the Homestead personal injury attorneys at Wolfson & Leon have defended people seriously hurt in bicycle, pedestrian, and car crashes. When we take on your case, we will handle all areas of your claim from your initial call to the final settlement. We work diligently to get you the best settlement possible.

Find out how the Homestead bicycle crash injury attorneys at Wolfson & Leon may be able to help you by calling 305-285-1115 today.

Client Reviews
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