When bicyclists are asked what their greatest fear about riding a bicycle, the most common response is a collision with an. Like pedestrian and motorcycle accidents, a bicycle accident involving a crack or truck can lead to traumatic injuries that may leave your life forever altered and unable to enjoy your hobby.
Although fairly uncommon, bicycle accidents involving automobiles do happen. When bicycle accidents happen, they are usually the result of somebody’s negligence, even if the driver is alone. Obviously in that case, the fault would lay with the driver of the bicycle, but what if the bicycle accident happened with a vehicle. Whose fault is it then?
This is a difficult question, however more times than not, the at fault party is the driver of the automobile. As with motorcycle accidents, drivers frequently disregard their responsibility to share the road with bicycles. This negligence is the leading cause of bicycle accidents.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
- Texting or Other Electronic Distraction
- Drug and/or alcohol impairment
- Violation of Right-of-Way
- Being unaware of your surroundings
After a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle occurs, the driver of the vehicle may try to lie to avoid blame and taking responsibility for their negligent actions. If a bicycle accident occurs and you are able, try to take pictures of the car that hit you or attempt to remember specific characteristics about the vehicle. Make sure that the police are called and an bicycle accident report is filed with the police and always see a doctor. Florida limits the time you are able to file an insurance claim for damages. For more information, please see, Understanding the New PIP Law.
Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you or somebody you know has been in a Tampa bicycle accident or been in a bicycle accident in Florida, it is important you know your rights and have quality representation helping you with your claim. Oftentimes, the insurance companies will attempt to dispute the facts and paint the bicyclist as the negligent party.
Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Michael Meksraitis has over forty years in representing the rights of bicycle accident victims. Michael Meksraitis provides personal attention to his clients, and employs a knowledgeable staff to help assist clients. If you or somebody you know has been in a bicycle accident, please contact our office.
Contact Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney Michael Meksraitis, Esq.
102 S. Westland Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 250-0885
Fax: (813) 250-0897