Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyers
By their nature, bicycles are far less safe than closed vehicles on the same road. They are less visible to other drivers, less stable, with fewer safety features. Bikes do not have airbags or shock-resistant breaks, or any features cars or trucks have that may save lives. Likewise, bicyclists are more vulnerable to the hazards of road conditions and weather. All these factors combined mean bicycle crashes are more likely to be deadly or create serious bodily harm in the event of a bike accident car collision.
At the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz, Injury Legal Firm, our Palm Beach County bicycle accident lawyers represent victims of biking accidents and their loved ones to obtain maximum financial recovery and compensation for injuries, pain, and suffering.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents & Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there is no typical bike accident. What is typical is that a bicycle accident is usually a violent event that results in death or serious and permanent disfigurement. Common non-fatal bicyclist injuries to occur include injury to the leg, ankle, and foot, including broken bones, crushing, and road rash, which can result in amputation. Other common non-fatal but painful and permanent injuries include head and neck injuries, including injury to the spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.
Common causes and circumstances highlighting the catastrophic nature of bike accidents include bike accidents at intersections like:
- Head-on collisions between a car and a bicycle. This is often fatal to the bicyclist.
- Left-hand turns. Left-hand turn collisions with a bike and a car often fatal to the bicyclist, or life threatening.
- Lane-changing is another dangerous situation for bike riders. When cars quickly change lanes and weave in and out of traffic, it is easy for a bicyclist to be in a blind spot of a larger vehicle. This puts the bike rider in grave danger.
- Speeding is a significant factor in determining bicycle accident injury severity. Usually, the higher the speed the — the more serious the injuries.
Florida is an especially dangerous state for bike riders. We top the list for bike-related deaths, with over 500 fatalities a year. Florida has a higher bike accident mortality rate than any other state.
Get Legal Help after a Bicycle Accident
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Palm Beach County, or if you lost a family member in a bike accident, the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz can help. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Palm Beach have handled many bicycle accident injury claims, and we know how to help you get paid for your loss. Bike accidents with cars are different from car accident cases with other cars. How medical bills get paid, who gets billed, and how insurances pay out, despite no fault laws are different. Please contact our bicycle accident lawyers now for more information about getting fair compensation for your bicycle accident injuries.
Your consultation is free, and you owe us nothing until we recover money for you.