Port Charlotte Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Cyclists in Charlotte County & Beyond
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury or even death when struck by a vehicle. Medical bills, lost income from time taken off work to heal, and long-term effects from the trauma can easily extend the cost of such an accident to a million dollars or more when the final total is reached.
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., our Port Charlotte bicycle accident attorneys provide experience, skill, and caring concern when dealing with such a devastating tragedy. We are here to help you navigate the process of fighting for a fair recovery.
Contact our office online or call (941) 960-7225 to learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury claim. We offer free, confidential case evaluations.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
Florida has the highest number of bicycle accidents per capita of any state in the nation—over 6,500 bicycle crashes in 2016 alone. It’s no surprise that a cyclist who is struck by a vehicle usually suffers extensive injuries or even death. Even when wearing safety gear, such as helmets, bicyclists are relatively unprotected against cars, large trucks, and other motor vehicles.
Often, when they are involved in bicycle-motor vehicle accidents, cyclists suffer the following types of injuries:
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Head trauma/brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Permanent scarring
As personal injury attorneys, we meet more victims of bicycle accidents in Florida than we desire. Despite the unfortunate events that bring cyclists into our office, we are glad to help them through the litigation process that may be necessary to obtain full compensation for medical bills, lost time from work, lost or reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other current or future losses.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
The causes of bicycle accidents are nearly as varied as their effects, though many accidents can be attributed to some sort of driver negligence. A wide range of actions can be considered to be reckless or negligent, including:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield right of way
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Unsafe lane changes
- Opening doors in the path of oncoming cyclists
Personalized Service from Local Personal Injury Attorneys
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., we have built our reputation on our personalized service. When you trust us with your case, your Port Charlotte bicycle accident attorney will personally meet with you and will always be available to update you on your case. Our clients are our highest priority. We always respond promptly to calls and keep our clients informed throughout the legal process.
Call us for a free consultation at (941) 960-7225.