Orlando Bicycle Accident Lawyer
At Farah & Farah, we understand that all bicycle accidents are serious, resulting in damage and injuries that can be physically and financially catastrophic. Although you may be entitled to receive compensation, we understand that this may be difficult to accomplish in your current state.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a bicycle accident, let us help you pursue the damages you deserve. Farah & Farah has been helping Orlando deal with the painful process of bicycle accidents since 1979. Our Orlando bicycle accident attorneys help manage bicycle accident claims, offer professional counsel, and ensure that you and your family get the relief you deserve.
For a free and confidential consultation, call us at (407) 329-5054 today.
How Farah & Farah’s Orlando Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help
At Farah & Farah, our attorneys will handle every aspect of your case while you focus on your rehabilitation. Some of the things we can do for you include:
- Complete all paperwork from insurance companies and medical providers.
- Ensure your injury is treated and documented properly by the most qualified doctors.
- Negotiate medical bills, so you take home more money when we win your case.
Common Injuries in Bike Accidents
Common injuries can stem from an accident with a car, or with another cyclist. Bicyclists typically suffer more serious injuries than other motorists due to a lack of protection to others sharing the road. Common injuries include:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Head trauma
- Neurological damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Disc bulge or ruptured disc
- Bone fractures
Why is Florida so Dangerous for Cyclists?
The unfortunate truth is that Florida’s roads are not particularly safe for cyclists. In fact, cyclists in Florida are killed at a higher rate than any other state in the nation. The per-capita cyclist death rate was almost 60% higher in Florida compared to the next closest state from 2007 to 2016. The National Center for Statistics and Analysis reported that Florida had 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people during this period.
A combination of older drivers, tourists with unfamiliarity with roads, and a densely packed population are the biggest contributing factors in the death toll. Distracted drivers, drivers under the influence and driver visibility issues also contribute to the high number.
Unique Challenges in Bike Accident Cases
Many drivers and insurance companies will attempt to point the finger at you, the cyclist. Even though your injuries are likely far greater than those incurred by the driver, rider error is frequently cited as a contributing factor in an accident.
Product failure is another defense that insurance companies and drivers may use. While bikes, like any product, can have defects that contribute to collisions – such as poor design, faulty components or improper manufacturing techniques – it is difficult to determine the role they may play. Your bicycle may need to be examined by an expert to prove whether product failure was a contributing factor in your accident.
In the event that a motorist is at fault, driver negligence is often the reason. Failure to yield right of way, unsafe turns and inattentiveness can play a role in a major accident. Police reports are key to investigating if the driver was at fault, and why.
Contact Farah & Farah Today for a Free Consultation
At Farah & Farah, we want to answer any questions you might have while you recover from your bicycle accident. We understand the impact of your injuries and want to work with you to alleviate some of your financial and emotional stress, so you can focus on you and your family.
Contact us our Orlando bicycle accident lawyers for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7 to help you move forward.