Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are a major concern in Florida. The Florida Highway Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that in 2021, there were 9,552 pedestrian crashes resulting in 847 fatalities on the roadways. There were 6,399 bicycle collisions reported, with 183 fatalities. Sadly, these statistics continue to climb annually due to the population growth of the Sunshine State and our booming tourism industry.
The injuries sustained in pedestrian and bicycle accidents are often catastrophic, with life-long physical and emotional repercussions. Many accidents result in wrongful death. The severity of injuries depends on the speed and the point of impact. Some of the most common include:
Determining liability for a pedestrian or bicycle accident can be complex. In some cases, more than one party may be at fault. For example, if a driver is distracted and hits a pedestrian, the driver may be liable. However, if the pedestrian was crossing the street outside a crosswalk, the pedestrian may also be at fault. Other parties that may be held accountable are government entities responsible for maintaining the roadways or the manufacturer of a defective car or bicycle part.
Florida Statute 316.130 specifies the traffic regulations for pedestrians.
Florida Statute 316.2065 specifies the traffic regulations for bicyclists.
Too many motorists fail to provide reasonable care when driving in the area of pedestrians and bicyclists. If you or someone you love has sustained severe injuries or has died in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact Lyons Legal, LLC. We can advise and counsel you regarding your legal rights and options.
At Lyons Legal, LLC, we fight for the compensation you deserve. The severity of your injuries and the negligent party’s actions will influence your case’s outcome. While treatment costs vary widely, we can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact emergency medical services and seek medical treatment immediately. Internal injuries frequently do not appear right away and can be life-threatening. They often require swift medical treatment. Contact law enforcement at the scene of the accident, as their report provides evidence in a civil suit against a negligent driver. Call Lyons Legal, LLC, to calculate the damages and file for compensation as soon as possible. We must investigate promptly before the evidence goes away. If possible, take photos or videos of the accident scene and gather information from witnesses.
At Lyons Legal, LLC, we know that each case is unique. We meticulously investigate every accident, gather evidence, and aggressively negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Insurance carriers often try to devalue or minimize the damages of the injured. If an adequate settlement is not reached, we can present your case to a judge and a jury to win the compensation you deserve.
Call Lyons Legal, LLC at (407) 720-7990 to schedule a FREE CASE EVALUATION with a knowledgeable and caring personal injury attorney. Our office is located in Orlando, Florida. We charge nothing for our legal services until you receive a settlement or court-ordered award. At Lyons Legal, LLC, we are personally committed to securing justice for those injured as the result of a personal injury.