Bicycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries and even tragically may die when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 857 bicyclists were tragically killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2018.
In December 2020, a 72-year-old Canadian bicyclist tragically died after being hit by a vehicle that was driving south in the outside lane on Three Oaks Parkway at 6:15 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release.
The common injuries bicyclists suffer when they are in accidents are:
- Head trauma
- Facial injuries
- Neurological damage
- Spine injuries
- Ruptured discs
- Bone fractures
Matthew J. Thompson, M.B., CH.B. and Frederick P. Rivara, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington said, “Although superficial soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal trauma are the most common injuries, head injuries are responsible for most fatalities and long-term disabilities.”
“Florida bicyclists have the same duties and legal rights as other drivers. Other motor vehicle drivers are required by law to exercise care when sharing the road with bicyclists. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are committed to assisting bicycle crash victims and their families obtain the compensation to which they may be entitled. We seek to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions through legal liability and financial responsibility for the victim’s losses. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. As an example, our experienced Fort Myers accident attorneys obtained a $1.3 million settlement for a wife whose husband was struck by a car in Estero, Florida,” said Randall Spivey, Fort Myers accident attorney.
“Every bicycle accident case is different. It is important to contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. to learn more about your specific rights and options. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you. For additional information, please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results in some of the personal injury cases handled by our firm,” said Fort Myers Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
Florida Bike Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.