St. Cloud Bicycle Accident Lawyer
With miles of flat roads and beautiful weather year-round, it comes as no surprise that Florida is one of the most popular states for bicycles. Whether riding to work, exercise, or simply for leisure more people than ever are riding bicycles in St. Cloud. Unfortunately, drivers in larger vehicles do not always give bicycles the attention that they deserve, and this type of negligence can lead to a serious accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the experienced and dedicated St. Cloud bicycle accident lawyers at Draper Law Office are here to help. Call the office or contact us now to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents?
Many factors can contribute to a bicycle accident, but in many cases it involves the driver of a vehicle being negligent or reckless behind the wheel. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Reckless driving,
- Distracted driving,
- Running a red light or stop sign,
- Failing to obey other traffic signs and signals,
- Making an illegal turn or failing to signal,
- Driving under the influence,
- Texting while driving, and
- Improperly switching lanes.
Bicycle accidents are more likely to occur when a cyclist is facing traffic than riding with it, and more bicycle accidents happen at night than during daylight hours. An experienced personal injury lawyer can investigate the cause of an accident and hold the proper parties responsible for any injuries.
Compensation for Bicycle Accidents
Even when wearing the proper protective gear, bicyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries in traffic accidents that result in substantial medical bills, time away from work, and other expenses that can cause serious financial strain. It is critical that victims of bicycle accidents be fully compensated for the harm caused by a negligent driver. Damages in this type of case can cover all of the following:
- Present and future medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Property damage,
- Loss of future income and benefits,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Disfigurement, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life
How a Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a skilled attorney like those at Draper Law Office is critical after a bicycle accident. In many cases, a driver may claim that the cyclist was at fault in order to minimize or eliminate their injury claims. A lawyer can perform their own investigation of the accident and combat any accusations of fault. An attorney will handle all communication and negotiation with insurance companies as well as handle every step of the legal process so that their client can focus on recovery. And if a proper settlement cannot be reached, an experienced lawyer can take the case to trial in order to fight for the compensation that their client deserves.
Talk to Draper Law Office Today
At Draper Law Office, our skilled and dedicated personal injury attorneys in St. Cloud understand how devastating a bicycle accident can be for victims and their loved ones. We promise to zealously advocate for the compensation that you deserve for your injury claim. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.