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Navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian or bicycle accident can be overwhelming and confusing. Injuries sustained in such accidents can disrupt your life in significant ways, affecting your ability to work and engage in the activities you enjoy.

That's where we come in. At The Levy Firm PLLC, our experienced pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney Geoff Levy understands the complexities of these cases and is dedicated to advocating for your rights and the compensation you deserve. If you were hit by a car and injured in a South Florida bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact The Levy Firm PLLC for free case evaluation. Within 24 hours, you will be on the phone with Geoff.

How pedestrian, bicycle accidents happen in South Florida

Sunny South Florida is a great place to be out walking, running, cycling, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, it’s also a dangerous place. Like many nearby communities, Fort Lauderdale has high pedestrian and bicycle accident rates.

Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can occur due to a combination of environmental disruptions, human error, and/or vehicular malfunctions. However, in South Florida, the most common factors in serious bike and pedestrian crashes include:

  • Distracted Driving. Texting, using mobile devices, or eating while driving can cause motorists to fail to notice pedestrians and cyclists, leading to accidents.
  • Failure to Yield. Neglecting to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or at intersections can result in collisions, especially when pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Speeding. Exceeding speed limits reduces a driver's ability to react to pedestrians and cyclists. High speed also increases the severity of injuries when collisions occur.
  • Impaired Driving. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs compromises a driver's judgment and coordination, posing significant risks to pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Inadequate Infrastructure. Insufficient pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure, such as poorly maintained sidewalks or lack of designated bike lanes, forces pedestrians and cyclists to share space with vehicles, heightening the risk of accidents.
  • Poor Visibility. Limited visibility due to low-light conditions or adverse weather makes it harder for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists, increasing the likelihood of collisions.

Common bicycle and pedestrian accident injuries

It’s important to get the most for your claim because medical treatment and other losses caused by this type of accident are frequently expensive. For victims, it’s a daunting journey towards recovery. Common types of bicycle and pedestrian injuries include:

  • Head Injuries, concussions, skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone Fractures, dislocations, joint injuries
  • Road Rash and Abrasions, extensive skin loss, scarring
  • Facial Injuries, lacerations, fractures, eye and dental injuries
  • Neck and Back Injuries, whiplash, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve Damage, loss of sensation or motor function
  • Internal Injuries, abdominal trauma, pneumothorax, organ damage

In Florida, injured accident victims are entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and more. The amount someone can recover will depend on factors like the extent and type of their injuries as well as available insurance.

Compassionate, dedicated legal advocacy when you need it most

Seek justice and compensation for bicycle and pedestrian injury accidents in South Florida with Geoff Levy, a personal injury attorney dedicated to your rights and results. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, compassionate legal guidance, and legal representation that is tailored to your unique needs.

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