Miami Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Advocating for Catastrophic Injury Victims in South Florida and Beyond
Every year, approximately 2% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes are bicyclists, and another 15% are pedestrians. In the United States in 2014, 720 bicyclists and 4,884 pedestrians died after being struck by a motor vehicle. The numbers of injury victims are even higher—an estimated 50,000 bicycle accident and 66,000 pedestrian accident injuries every year.
Sometimes, these deaths and injuries occur as a result of impaired driving, negligence or motor vehicle malfunction. If that is the case, it’s important to hire an experienced bicycle accident attorney who can advocate for your interests and see your case through to the end. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Miami bicycle accident attorneys can bring over 2002 years of combined experience to your case, as well as a track record that includes $1 billion won for our clients.
Contact us at (866) 629-1061 today or schedule a free, no-obligation consultation online to get started.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents?
In some cases, bicycle accidents are caused by rider error and carelessness. In general, however, the data shows motor vehicle drivers tend to be the primary cause behind bicycle accidents and that bicyclists are far more vulnerable to serious injury or death than drivers. This may not always be intentional: If drivers are not careful to observe traffic laws, look both ways, and merge with caution, they can easily crash into hard-to-see bicyclists..
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Drunk or intoxicated driving (DUI/DWI)
- Weaving through traffic
- Tailgating, road rage, and aggressive driver behaviors
- Failing to give enough space for cyclists
- Running through red lights and stop signs
- Failing to yield to a cyclist’s right of way
- Making unprotected or dangerous lane changes
- Backing up without looking
- Texting or use of cell phones while driving
What Are My Rights as a Florida Cyclist?
In the state of Florida, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers, with a few exceptions. However, because the law recognizes that cyclists are vulnerable, there are also additional protections and complications that can come into play during a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. Additionally, catastrophic injuries are common, meaning that victims will likely need a lifetime of financial resources and assistance to cover for their medical expenses, occupational needs, and more.
That is when you need an effective lawyer. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Miami bicycle accident lawyers offer extensive experience and the skills to help clients seek justice for catastrophic injury or wrongful death after a crash.
If you or a loved one suffered harm because of a bicycle accident, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for a free consultation on your case, or give us a call at (866) 629-1061.
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.