Miami Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycling is an activity that continues to gain popularity, especially in warmer climates like South Florida. Leesfield Scolaro represents those bicyclists who have been wronged on the roadway or by a defective product. Our Miami Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyers will work on your case on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he or she wins money damages for you. Contact your Miami Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer today and find out your legal rights and options.
Although many bigger cities have publicly recognized the rights of bicyclists and constructed special biking lanes and trails, many automobile drivers fail to respect these rights. Millions of men, women and children are critically or fatally injured each year when cars or trucks collide with bicyclists. Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries can mean financial and emotional devastation to the affected families, often requiring years of therapy and medical care. At Leesfield Scolaro, our experienced Miami Beach bicycle accident lawyers assist the victims and families of cycling accidents. We believe in maximum compensation for the victims and families of bicycle accidents. We are dedicated to helping people across Florida, including Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Key West, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, and Naples.
If you or anyone in your family has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, talk to a experienced bike accident attorney today. We will work hard to get you the money you need to meet medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses involved.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
Uneducated drivers and bicyclists have resulted in some staggering statistics
* A bicyclist is fatally injured every 6 hours;
* Nearly one million children are injured each year in bicycle related accidents;
* Nearly half of all bicycle fatalities occur to children under the age of 16;
* 75% of all serious injuries and fatalities from bicycle accidents are from head injuries;
* While collisions with cars account for only 1/3rd of all bicycle accidents, they account for the majority of catastrophic injuries and deaths.
Motor vehicle operators must be attentive to bicycle riders. They must equate a bicycle with a motor vehicle and observe the same laws. For example: if you are sharing the right lane with a bicyclist and you are planning to turn right at an intersection, you must yield to the bicyclist. You may not drive in a designated bike lane unless you have immediate intentions to turn off the road. There are many "new" traffic laws concerning bicycles and ignorance of these laws will not protect you against negligence if you injure a bicyclist.
Bicycle riders are subject to the same traffic laws as motorists. If you are riding a bicycle, you are also required to obey traffic laws and in doing so you deserve the same protection by those laws as automobile drivers.