Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Pasco
If you have been in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Some of the injuries caused by a motor vehicle to a pedestrian or a bike rider can be life threatening, since they are not protected by any shield around them, which is the case when you are in a car. Any injuries caused by irresponsible or negligent drivers must be challenged by the victims or their families.
Common Causes of Pedestrian or Bicycle Accidents
There are many reasons that can cause bicycle or pedestrian accidents, such as:
This is one of the most common cases of pedestrian accidents. Vehicle drivers are always advised to drive slowly on populated streets and residential areas. Some drivers continue to drive fast when they are either eager to get somewhere, are used to speeding on a regular basis, are distracted on their cell phones, or not paying attention to the speed limits.
Both young and inexperienced as well as old and experienced drivers can be easily distracted while driving. A driver could not pay enough attention to their surrounding for simple reasons, such as having too much on their mind, worrying about something that happened earlier, or just distracted trying to answer a call or a text. For many reasons, they can end up ignoring their surroundings; thus, not knowing that there is a school nearby or some other place where there could be a lot of people and children.
Missed Traffic Signs
Stop or Slow street signs are fairly common in populated areas and neighborhoods. Missing any of those signs, a driver could easily cause an accident, even a fatal one. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, the party at fault must be held responsible. You are fully entitled to receive the compensation you deserve for the damage done to your body, well-being, and quality of life. After an accident, bills could add up rapidly, including medical bills and loss of wages. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are known for making people go bankrupt.
Pedestrian / Bicycle Accident and Florida Law
In Florida, a pedestrian or bicyclist that is involved in an accident can obtain personal injury protection (PIP) coverage from the at-fault driver unless the pedestrian has his or her own PIP coverage. The pedestrian will be covered under his or her own PIP coverage if he or she has PIP or another family member within the household has PIP insurance coverage.
We have helped many pedestrian and bicycle victims of car accidents, and we can help you too. We handle all accidents on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we don’t receive payment for our services unless we first get you compensation for your injuries. We are here to ensure that you get full compensation for every type of loss that has resulted from the accident. To get started, schedule a free consultation with an experience car accident attorney.