Every six hours, a bicyclist is on the receiving end of a catastrophic injury. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are responsible for about 75 percent of all serious injuries and fatalities to bicyclists from negligent drivers.
Our Orlando injury attorneys have extensive knowledge in protecting your rights and helping you recover insurance settlements, and compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. All too often, careless drivers try to blame the cyclist just because the cyclist is on a bike. With the assistance of our Orlando injury attorneys, we can help you tell your side of the story and seek compensation for injuries you sustained in the accident.
How can you benefit from working with the personal injury attorneys at Wooten Kimbrough?
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in aviation accident cases
- We have over 100 years of experience in personal injury law
- We work on a contingency fee basis – no recovery, no fee
Bicycle traffic has increased throughout the United States over the years, especially in Florida, and yet many drivers still show a lack of attention or latent hostility toward bike riders. Even when wearing a helmet and the head strikes a surface, receives a sudden jerk, or is penetrated by a foreign object, the risk of a devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI) is very real. Cyclists have very little chance against a passenger car, van, or truck.
Common Causes of Orlando Bike Accidents:
- Negligent car or truck driver:
- Pulling into traffic in front of the bicyclist
- Failing to yield and/or running a stop light
- Ignoring blind spots and/or opening a car door
- Driving under the influence and/or improperly maintaining the vehicle
- Vehicle manufacturer defect: brakes, forks, handlebars, frames, seat posts
- Hazardous road conditions: oil, gravel, potholes, uneven pavement, ice, low curbing, uncovered manholes, unlit road medians, speed bumps
- Helmet, accessory defect: crack or break on impact
- Limited visibility: intersections, buildings, parked vehicles, trees, shrubbery, blind corners