Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney
Our beautiful weather makes bicycling a popular year-round activity for many Florida residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, the heavy volume of cyclists on our roads, combined with the high volume of automobile traffic, also presents additional opportunities for bicycle accidents that can cause serious bodily injury, even death. In fact, a report released in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Florida had the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation – 0.57 per 100,000 people – more than double the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,00. And unfortunately, while other states have found ways to dramatically cut bicycle deaths during two periods measured over the last three decades, Florida has barely made a dent – reducing the number of bicycle accident deaths by less than 10 percent.
Florida Bicycle Accidents
Cyclists face a unique set of challenges while riding on Florida roads. In addition to potentially unsafe road conditions where the safety of bikers is not taken into account, cyclists are also especially vulnerable to distracted drivers of motor vehicles. There is a long list of causes for bicycle accidents, however these are among the most common in the state of Florida:
- Hazardous road conditions
- A collision between two bicyclists
- A collision with a pedestrian
- A motor vehicle failing to yield
- Careless driving
- A motor vehicle running a stop sign
- A driver or passenger opening a car door in the bicyclist’s path
At Anton Castro Law, we understand the devastating impact a bicycle accident can have on your life. We know that you may be victim to pain and suffering, emotional trauma, or financial hardship from lost wages and costly medical bills due to rejected insurance claims. We can help. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, call us today as you may be entitled to damages. Our knowledgeable bicycle accident attorneys, led by top Tampa personal injury lawyer John Castro, will work to represent your best interests and achieve the compensation that you rightly deserve.
How we can help
Our Tampa bicycle accident attorneys will protect your best interests every step of the way and have the experience to:
- Assess your claim
- Determine who is responsible for your injuries
- Determine what is considered fair compensation for your injuries
- Gather evidence from the scene of the accident
- Interview witnesses on your behalf
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Represent you in mediation
- Prepare your case should it go to trial
Don’t wait. Call a Tampa bicycle accident attorney at Anton Castro Law today!.
Because Florida law places time limits on when you can seek damages for personal injury cases, it is critical to understand your legal rights and to take immediate action after a bicycle accident has occurred. Your first step is to seek medical attention for your injuries, as your health and well-being is top priority. Your next step is to call a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling bicycle accident claims – one that will defend your rights, represent your best interests, and work to recover the damages to which you may be entitled.
Don’t wait – call accident and personal injury attorney John Castro of Anton Castro Law today at 813-907-9807 for more information to schedule a free consultation.