As bicycle riders know, drivers of vehicles typically do not pay adequate attention to their surroundings. In fact, many drivers do not respect the rights of cyclists or understand the rules of the roadway when a bicycle is present. As a result, cyclists are injured or killed by motorists who never even saw them. At the Law Offices of Cohn & Smith, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights and best interests of cyclists who have been injured by negligent motorists.
Similar to motorcycle accidents, bicycle crashes occur because drivers do not see the victim on the roadway. Many drivers are distracted while driving. Most accidents occur from the result of motorists:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48,000 bicycle riders were injured in traffic accidents in the United States and 677 were killed in 2011. At Cohn & Smith, protecting your rights and best interests is our number one priority.
When a bicycle and vehicle collide, the rider of the bike frequently suffers permanent, catastrophic injuries, including:
There are several parties that may be liable for your injuries, including the negligent driver, the manufacturer or retailer of your bicycle or bicycle parts, the government agency responsible for maintaining the roads and bicycle repair shops. We fully investigate the cause of your bicycle accident and all the parties liable for your injuries. With Cohn & Smith on your team, you can be confident that all of your legal options are explored and that your rights are protected.
If you are looking for experienced Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers who care, contact Cohn & Smith at (954) 687-0503 today. We don’t require you to pay any up-front costs, and we do not charge any fees unless your case is successful.