111 N Belcher Road, Ste 204, Clearwater, Florida 33765

111 N Belcher Road, Ste 204, Clearwater, Florida 33765. mikelygnos@gmail.com

Clearwater Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Florida’s beautiful weather and scenery has made bicycle riding increasingly popular, with many bike riders opting for bikes as a means of exercise, recreation or transportation.

Although bicycles are not motorized, both federal law and Florida state law classify bicycles as vehicles having similar rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. This classification is aimed at reducing the number of bicycle-related accidents. Unfortunately, the cases of bike accidents and injured cyclists in Florida remains alarming.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida has the highest rate of bicycle-related deaths in the United States. In addition, bicyclists die on U.S. roads at a rate double that of motor vehicle occupants. These statistics are evidence that Florida cyclists face a lot of hazards on the road.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Florida

In most cases, bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of a motor vehicle driver such as a car, or truck. Examples of negligent acts include:

  • Suddenly taking a left turn
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Suddenly opening a car door without looking out
  • Failure to obey stop signs and traffic lights
  • Distracted driving

In addition, Florida Law requires motorists to give bicyclists a space of three feet or more; however, many motorists fail to obey this rule, thereby resulting in an accident.

What to do after a Florida Bicycle Accident

If you’ve been injured while riding your bike in Florida, you may suffer severe injuries such as brain injury, fractures and dislocations. In most cases, proving the negligence of the other party becomes difficult and you may be blamed for the accident even though it was no fault of yours.

When this happens, you need an experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyer on your side. Attorney Michael Lygnos has experience in bicycle accident cases and can go after the negligent driver for damages.

Clearwater, Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyer

We offer Free Consultations where we discuss the merits of your case and the likelihood of success, thereby enabling you make a decision about pursuing the case. If you would like to take advantage of our Free Consultation, please call us at (727) 726-9100 to speak with Michael Lygnos and schedule an appointment.