Ocala Bicycle Accident Lawyer
As a cyclist who was injured during a collision with a distracted, aggressive, drunk, or speeding driver, you have the right to pursue substantial compensation by working closely with an experienced Ocala attorney. We understand that you and your loved ones have just been through a traumatic experience, and now may not seem like the right time to be thinking about a personal injury claim. However, the sooner you find the right attorney, the sooner we can take some of the stress of dealing with insurance companies off your shoulders. The Ocala bicycle accident lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm has successfully handled countless bike collisions by recovering large settlements for our clients.
Drivers and City Planners are Creating Extremely Dangerous Conditions for Cyclists
At a time when the obesity epidemic is causing millions to die prematurely or to live sedentary, secluded lives, and at a time when the planet needs our help the most, there has never been a more important point in history to ride a bike as now. Riding has obvious health benefits, produces no greenhouse gas emotions, and is a way to connect with one’s city, neighbors, and friends. Unfortunately, many drivers see cyclists as a nuisance and do not understand, or simply refuse to recognize, that cyclists have a right to be on the road for both commuting and recreational purposes. Distracted drivers create an extreme hazard for everyone, particularly cyclists, by gazing down at their phones as they head to work or the grocery store. Congested streets and long commutes create a culture of impatiens and aggression. Cities are designed around cars, not pedestrians or cyclists, producing unsafe infrastructure and inadequate laws to protect vulnerable road users. All of this leads to increasingly dangerous streets for bicyclists, and the numbers reflect that. 840 people were killed while bike riding in 2016, nearly 15 percent more than three years prior when ridership levels were actually higher, according to Outside Magazine.
Getting the Facts of the Crash Right
After a bike and automobile collision, police conduct an official accident report, detailing the cause of the crash, driver testimony, and witness statements. Your testimony, unfortunately, was probably not included since you were being taken to the hospital at this time. Police accident reports may be accurate, though it is just as likely that they got it wrong and took the driver’s side of the story without fully investigating the incident. Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation whether or not the driver was found at fault in the police report. Our attorneys have complete understanding of Florida traffic laws, and are experienced in how many bike and car collisions happen. Whether you were injured during a classic right hook, hit from behind, or pushed off the road by an aggressive driver, we can win your case.
Let Our Ocala Bicycle Accident Lawyers Help You Today
Florida is the most dangerous state for cyclists, leading the way in cyclists fatalities according to WTSP News. For civil justice, the Ocala bicycle collision lawyers of The Pendas Law Firm are here for you. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of joy of life, permanent scarring, emotional distress, property damage, lost wages, and more. Call us at 1-754-800-0000 to schedule a free consultation today.