The lockdown and stay at home orders caused bicycle sales in Miami to surge. Naturally, more cyclists leads to more accidents.
In Miami, bicycles are not only a source of exercise and recreation but also a preferred mode of transportation for many of its inhabitants. Miami has pleasant weather suitable to ride bicycles.
Bicyclists ride on streets and highways never suspecting that their lives could be endangered in a span of few seconds due to the negligence of someone else.
We, at the law offices of Kaire & Heffernan, have extensive experience in successfully handling bicycle accident cases in Miami and all over Florida. A primary part of our Personal Injury Practice involves representing bicyclists injured in accidents.
BICYCLE ACCIDENTS AS A CAUSE OF SERIOUS INJURY.
Bicyclists usually follow the safety regulations by wearing protective gear and reflective clothing respectively, but are prone to being seriously injured in accidents that they are involved in. Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are ;
- Broken bones.
- Sprains and strains.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Nerve injuries.
- Accidental amputations.
This injuries can have long term or even life long consequences. This injuries require immediate medical attention and can result in disabilities that can prevent victims from ever returning to work or even living a normal life on their own.
COMPENSATION FOR BICYCLE ACCIDENT.
The utmost concern for a bicyclist involved in a accident is whether he or she will be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and adverse effect on quality of life. In majority of the accidents, bicyclists are injured due to the careless acts of others and are entitled to compensation. Some of the common causes of serious bicycle accidents are;
- Speeding of other vehicles.
- Failing to yield to the right of way.
- Following too closely to bicycles.
- Running stop signs.
- Poorly maintained roads.
- Defective bicycle manufacture or design.
- Substandard vehicle maintenance.
- Road Rage.
- Defective protective gear (helmets & pads).
In most instances, bicyclists suffer injuries without being at fault.
WHY HIRE KAIRE & HEFFERNAN ?
Insurance companies notoriously try to get away with paying less compensation to accident victims. We, at Kaire & Heffernan possess numerous years of experience, legal knowledge and expertise to successfully make the Insurance Companies pay appropriate compensation.
As avid bicyclists ourselves, we are sensitive and sympathetic to the claims of the injured bicyclists. We personally pedal the routes undertaken by our injured clients and also drive the route to get proper understanding of how the accident occurred. We rely on the testimony of bicycle experts in the Courts of law with regard to road conditions, car/ bicycle speeds and other relevant factors related to each accident. We help our clients obtain the advice and opinion of the best medical experts in evaluation of their injuries. We personally Interview individuals who witnessed the accident and thoroughly investigate each accident.
If you have been injured riding a bicycle due to a negligent act of someone else, you deserve to be duly compensated for the injuries suffered and other damages.
Call our Miami Personal Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation right away.