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Miami Bicycle Accident Attorney

Were you or a loved one injured while riding a bike in South Florida? Our bicycle accident attorneys in Miami can review the facts surrounding the crash to determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim and how best to proceed.

We don’t charge anything for the case assessment, and there are no costs whatsoever unless we win your case. Contact our office at (305) 372-3650 to speak with a member of our team in a free consultation.

Free Consultation Bicycle Accident Attorney in Miami

After being injured in a sudden bicycle accident in Miami, you have enough on your plate without having to worry about legal fees. Our personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so you won’t have to pay anything to find out if you have grounds for a case, and to learn how our team can help.

What Is a Personal Injury Journal?

In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, it’s difficult to imagine ever forgetting any of the grisly details; however, personal injury claims can be drawn out for quite some time. Your bicycle accident lawyer in Miami may advise you to put off accepting a settlement offer until you have reached maximum medical improvement. As such, your memories of the incident will start to fade over time. Keeping a personal injury journal that explains the accident and how it has affected you will ensure that vital details and memories are recorded.

Below are a few examples of what to include in your daily journal:

  • Your Exact Recollection of the Accident: As soon as possible after the bike accident, write down exactly how and when it happened. Write down every detail you can remember, no matter how insignificant it may seem. For instance, if you remember seeing surveillance cameras in the vicinity, make a note of that. Include the steps you took after the accident, for example, calling the police or going to the emergency room, as well as what the other party involved did afterward. Make note of any witnesses to the incident, if you spoke to them, and their contact information if you managed to get it. Witness statements could be useful when your injury attorney is corroborating your story. All this information will help your bike accident lawyer map out the incident and determine what evidence will be needed to strengthen your case.
  • Every Doctor’s Visit: Keep a record of all your doctor’s visits, the instructions your doctor gives you, the treatment you receive, if you go for physiotherapy, and what medication you take. These details will serve as evidence of the medical costs incurred and may also help to prove that you are doing everything you can to mitigate damages.
  • Symptoms that you Experience: Make note of the symptoms and pain levels that you experience daily. Explain how your injuries have affected your everyday life, routines, and limits. You may be able to recover intangible losses as part of your claim too, and these details will help to prove those damages suffered.

Bicycle Accident FAQs

What are common cause of bicycle accidents?

While there are countless causes of bicycle accidents in Miami, many are caused by Miami’s around-the-clock traffic, aggressive and distracted drivers, or wet roads.  Day and night, Miami’s roads are filled with cars. With the growing number of vehicles packed onto the city’s streets and operated by distracted drivers, it is easy to see why many bicyclists are hit or killed each year.  For drivers who are not fully focused on the road, bicyclists can be easy to miss.

Another reason for the high number of bicycle-related accidents and deaths in Miami is that many drivers do not know the rules of road that apply to bicyclists. This can lead to unexpected driving maneuvers and subsequent crashes.

What kinds of injuries are common in bicycle accidents?

Unfortunately, many bicycle accidents result in catastrophic injury, permanent physical impairment, or death. Safety precautions, such as properly fitted helmets, bright clothes, and reflective lights and gear, are critical for bicyclists.

Even with the best precautions, bicyclists must remain vigilant.  Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles and wearing proper safety equipment is the best way to avoid being injured in a bicycle-related accident. While crashes between bicyclists and motor vehicles can lead to various types of injuries, some of the most serious are traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries.

Who could be liable for a bicycle accident?

Determining liability, or who is at fault, in every accident case depends highly on the facts of each case. Bicycle accident cases are no different. Some considerations will include vehicle speeds, whether there was a failure to yield or follow a traffic control device, road and traffic conditions, and the rules of the road imposed by Florida statutes. In some cases, cities, municipalities, and private entities charged with a legal responsibility to properly maintain safe conditions on roadways can also be held legally responsible for injuries suffered during bicycle accidents.  Additionally, in Miami, Florida streets and roads are frequently under construction.  This can lead to unexpected driving paths, unsafe road conditions, and confusion among motorists and cyclists.  If a bicyclist is injured due to negligent roadway construction or design, private construction entities can sometimes be held legally responsible.

Speak with a Miami Bicycle Accident Attorney Near You

If you intend to bring a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident, there’s no substitute for reliable legal guidance. Our attorneys are ready to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the best possible resolution to your case. Use our contact form to schedule a consultation, or call (305) 372-3650.

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