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Bike Accident Lawyer in Miami
If you or a loved one were struck by a car while riding on a bicycle, you are not alone. 500,000 bicyclists check into hospitals every year and a great number of these injuries are caused by accidents with cars. In fact, 700 cyclists die every year after they were struck by a vehicle. Those that don't die still suffer from highly painful injuries, including road rash, nerve damage, broken bones, sprains, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, head trauma and more. When you have been victimized by a vehicle on bike accident, don't wait a second before your speak with a skilled Miami bike accident lawyer.
While most accidents of this nature are caused exclusively by the driver, there are some things a bicyclist can do to help protect him or herself. Cyclists should always wear bright colors, obey all traffic laws, wear a DOT approved helmet, ride defensively and light up their bike as much as possible. Even when you do all of these activities though, there is still no way you can protect yourself 100%. Common reasons cars hit bicycles, resulting in the need for accident claim representation in Miami, include:
- The vehicle illegally entering the bike lane
- Driver inattention
- Turning without looking
- Door opening as a bicycle passes
- Running red lights
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Blind driveways blocking a driver's view of oncoming bicyclists
- And more...
Every bicyclist knows there is a risk when they take up the sport, but that does not mean he or she should just lay back and accept the costs of an accident. If an accident is not your fault, you need to speak with a skilled Miami accident attorney immediately.
Remember, even if you are working with the driver's insurance company, you will still receive a better settlement when you invoke your right to representation with a knowledgeable Miami bike accident lawyer. While the insurance company adjusters will always be trying to maintain their bottom line and minimize your settlement, your attorney will work to maximize your reward.
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