Bicycle Accident Attorney in Clearwater
Representation for Bicycle Accident Victims
Whether local residents use bicycles as a form of transportation, recreation, or exercise, they have the same rights as others with whom they share the roadways. In fact, bicycles are considered, by law, vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Bicyclists are especially vulnerable to the negligence of drivers and are constantly at risk for being involved in accidents. When accidents do happen, riders frequently suffer injuries as the result of the little protection they have against larger vehicles.
Of the 4,600 injured riders in 2010 Florida traffic crashes, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, it is safe to assume that many of these injuries were serious and even catastrophic. In addition, popular bike trails throughout the region, including the Pinellas Trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Bike Trail and the Suncoast Trail, see their fair share of bicycle accidents. Many of these accidents occur when bicyclists cross roadways or intersections on the trails.
Injured riders should be aware that insurance companies may attempt to highlight the possibility that bicyclists can be held at fault for causing a traffic accident. While this may be possible, it most certainly does not mean that it applies to every situation. In fact, most bicycle accidents are caused by the failures of drivers to be aware of their surroundings, obey traffic laws, and share the road responsibly. This frequently includes inattentive drivers who make rights on red when not paying attention to walk signals and intersection crossings. When this is the case, our experienced Clearwater bicycle accident attorney does everything to hold at-fault drivers liable for the physical, emotional, and / or financial damages riders suffer.
Retain the Legal Experience from a Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney
Proven trial attorneys with more than 45 years of collective practice, our lawyers possess the legal prowess to handle even the most complex personal injury matters. Should insurance companies of the at-fault driver or party responsible for your injury refuse to settle for what you rightfully deserve, you can be confident that our legal team can draw from our more than 50 jury trials to aggressively and effectively advocate on your behalf in court.
Need a Lawyer for A Bike Accident in Clearwater?
Wherever you most favorable compensation may rest, be it through settlement negotiations or trial by jury, our legal team vigorously focuses on the facts, the laws, and the clear communication needed to protect your right to fair compensation. Compassionate and always supportive of the injured riders and families we serve, our Clearwater personal injury lawyer is here to guide you through these difficult times and toward a healthy and positive future. Contact Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. today by calling (727) 502-6493 or visiting our Clearwater office.
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