There are many types of Bicycle Accidents that can occur, all of which can be very harmful and cause severe injuries and even wrongful death. Often times, these Bicycle Accidents involve an at-fault, careless Motor Vehicle, and these Bicycle Accidents can be the worst type of accident to recover from. Bicycle Accidents can also occur as a result of an unleveled road, or pothole in an otherwise standard bike path. However the Bicycle Accident occurred, if you or a loved one have been injured in a Bicycle Accident due to the negligence of another driver, or a road obstruction, call our office today to go over the facts of your case.
At Ingram Injury Law, your case will be evaluated individually and personally. You will meet with Attorney Tim Ingram, Sr. and Attorney Tim Ingram, Jr. directly, and our whole staff will be familiarized with your Bicycle Accident Case. If you have been wrongfully injured in a Bicycle Accident, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries. Call our office today at 727-723-9800 to go over the facts of your case.
Legal Factors of Your Bicycle Accident:
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHILE BIKING.
In many cases, this can be the difference between life and death.
Just like in any Automobile Accident, in a Bicycle Accident, it will be very important to determine who was “at-fault” for the Bicycle Accident’s occurrence. Often times, in Bicycle Accident Cases, the liability (or the fault) is on the negligent Motor Vehicle Driver who was not paying attention to the pedestrians or cyclists. Typically, as long as a Cyclist is following all road rules, and crossing all cross-walks at the appropriate times, the liability will usually fall on the other party. Similar to a Motor Vehicle Accident, a police report will help determine the at-fault party. Sometimes liability is disputed. It is important that when you are biking as a Cyclist, you follow all the same road-rules as if you were a Motor Vehicle driver.
In the event that a Bicycle Accident occurred due to an unsafe road or sidewalk condition, this would be treated as a Premises Liability Case, and it will be necessary to prove that there was a Dangerous Condition that should have been corrected. Dangerous conditions for bikers can include large cracks in sidewalks, open pot-holes, uneven pavement, and more. It will also be important to determine who was the owner of the property of the road or sidewalk, and whether it was to be reasonably maintained or not.
While there are more variables at play in a Bicycle Accident, if you or a loved one have been wrongfully injured in a Bicycle Accident, call today in order to discuss the events of the accident. This will help us determine where the fault or liability lies, and whether or not you could be compensated for your injuries. Call our office at 727-723-9800 in order to meet with Attorney Tim Ingram, Sr. and Attorney Tim Ingram, Jr.!
There can be many reasons why Bicycle Accidents occur. They can either be due to the negligence of another Vehicle, or they can be due to an unsafe or dangerous condition on the street. Typically, in Florida, bicyclists are treated as motorists when it comes to Bicycle Accident cases. This means that they must adhere to all public safety and traffic laws, just as an automobile would. Some of the causes of Bicycle Accidents are listed below:
– Distracted Driver
– Texting while Driving
– Motor Vehicle / Bike Accident
– Bike-on-Bike Accident
– Premises Liability Bike Accident
– Pothole / Large crack or curb
– Uneven Pavement / Roadway
Whether it was due to a distracted driver, or an open-pothole, if you or a loved one have been injured in a Bicycle Accident, call our office today to speak with Attorney Tim Ingram Sr. and Attorney Tim Ingram Jr. regarding the specifics of your case. If you were wrongfully injured in a Bicycle Accident, we are here to discuss your case, no matter the cause.
Injuries From a Bicycle Accident
There are many different types of injuries that you can sustain from a Bicycle Accident. You can sustain neck, back, limb / extremity injuries as well as the most common: head-injury. It is imperative that while biking, you wear a helmet to protect your head! This can often times be the difference between life and death.
After you have been injured in a Bicycle Accident, it is important that you treat your injuries seriously. It is our job to handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on your health, and your road to recovery. Sometimes in a Bicycle Accident, your injuries can be very acute and may include abrasions or cuts from directly hitting the pavement. Be sure to document all injuries, outer abrasions, cuts and wounds you may have by taking photographs of your injuries. While these outer abrasions and wounds may heal in time, your internal pain may not subside as quickly. It is important to treat regularly and address all of your injuries, inside and out!
It is our job to handle the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus your attention on your medical care and treatment, and the road to recovery.