Bicycle Accidents Injury Lawyer
In the Tampa, Ocala, Key West and Orlando areas, the most common type of injury or fatal bicycle accident involves crashes with single vehicles. Cars are the most common vehicles involved in bicycle injury accidents, but buses and large trucks are also dangerous to bicyclists. In many cases, the driver of the vehicle is at fault for the vehicle accident and is liable for financial damages related to the injury.
Bicyclists share the road with motor vehicles but have little protection if they are hit by a car, truck or bus. A helmet may reduce the chance of a head injury, but the rest of the body is largely unprotected. Fractured bones, back/spine damage, lacerations, crushing injuries and contusions are common in bike accidents. Even though many bicyclists wear helmets, head and brain injuries often occur when a large vehicle hits a bicyclist.
Types of Injury Bike Accidents
There are variations to bicycle crashes with other vehicles that are unlike wrecks that only involve motor vehicles. Bike accidents can occur anywhere, and the vehicle does not even need to be moving to put a bicyclist at risk. For example, car doors are a common cause of injury accidents for bicyclists. A driver can open their car door in front of a bike and seriously injure the rider. Other types of bike injury accidents include:
- Hit and run accidents
- Side-swipe collisions (common with large trucks)
- Front end collisions (most common with passenger vehicles)
- Left turn into bicyclist at intersection
Regardless of how the injury accident occurs, when the driver of a vehicle is at fault, the bicyclist should be compensated for their injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a crash while riding your bike, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law today. We can analyze your options during a free consultation.