Choosing to ride a bicycle or to travel on foot rather than driving is an admirable decision that is cost-effective, environmentally friendly and part of a healthy lifestyle. While pedestrians and bicyclists are granted consideration and protection under the law, many motorists fail to recognize those rights and expose these individuals to needless danger. The significant discrepancies in size, weight, speed and force between an automobile and a bicyclist or pedestrian make serious and even life-threatening injuries likely for the unprotected party when collisions occur.
If you have been struck by a motor vehicle while riding your bike or walking, it is important to realize that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Medical bills, lost wages from time off work and other considerations can create serious complications for your life beyond the pain and suffering associated with your injuries.
The attorneys at Salpeter Gitkin LLP are prepared to bring our decades of combined personal injury experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
The nature and severity of the injuries sustained in a collision between an automobile and an unshielded person can vary considerably. But even a low-speed impact can cause physical trauma to a bicyclist or pedestrian as he or she may be forcibly cast into the roadway, curb or other fixed objects in the immediate vicinity. This may cause:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ damage
- Severe contusions
- Severe lacerations
- Crush injuries
Regardless of your issues, we will fight for you. Get in touch today.
We will fight to secure the financial resources that you need and deserve if you have been involved in a bicycle accident. Contact the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pedestrian injuries lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin LLP today at 800-675-4128.