Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims throughout St. Petersburg & Tampa
Whether you ride a bike for fun, fitness, or as a convenient way to get around the city, you have legal rights if you get hit by a car, truck, or any motor vehicle. Often drivers aren't looking out for a person on a bike, and may think they have the right-of-way. In many instances the car must yield to a person on the bike. "Share the road" isn't just a catchy phrase, it is the law.
If you have been hurt, we invite you to contact our firm. At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., Attorney Mathias is an award-winning attorney with decades of legal experience. He has dedicated our firm to serving those who have been hurt by others' negligence and has time and time again secured the relief our clients need to recover and move on with their lives.
Don't just "hire an attorney." Retain a proven advocate. Contact our firm for a free consultation today.
Causes of Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents typically occur because the driver in a vehicle isn't paying attention or is driving recklessly.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Texting while driving
- Using a cell phone while driving
- Changing the radio
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield
- Making an illegal turn
All of these actions are considered negligence. Under Florida personal injury law, when an accident is caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another person, that person is liable for paying damages to the victims.
Taking Legal Action Following Your Bicycle Accident
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, we can help you take legal action. As a victim, you have rights that entitle you to compensation for your pain and suffering, mental distress, lost wages, and medical bills.
You are also entitled to have your bike replaced. If you had specialized parts or custom additions on your bike, those can be replaced as well. Our firm has never charged a fee for helping a cyclist get their bike replaced. It doesn't do you any good to have "one third" less to get another bike. We get compensated by the other party, so you have nothing to lose by allowing us to at least help you get your bike replaced.
The first step towards compensation is talking to a knowledgeable St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorney ready to hear your story. Contact us today.