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Advocate for injured cyclists in Miami

Our bicycle accident lawyers in Miami have extensive experience with personal injury cases. As a boutique law firm, we offer a level of attention and care that larger firms simply can't match. We understand the intricacies of bicycle accident cases and have a track record of success in securing favorable outcomes for our clients. With over 84 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to navigate the complexities of bicycle accident claims. We've recovered millions for our clients and have a reputation for aggressive representation. We believe that every injured cyclist deserves justice, and we're here to fight for your rights. To consult one of our attorneys about your case, please call us to speak with us about your case.

Causes of bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents can happen for various reasons, often due to a combination of factors. Common causes include:

Driver Negligence

One of the most prevalent causes of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. Inattentive or reckless drivers, whether due to distractions, speeding, or impaired driving, can pose a significant risk to cyclists. It's important to note that driver negligence can encompass a wide range of behaviors, from texting while driving to running red lights. These actions can lead to catastrophic consequences when cyclists share the road.

Dooring Accidents

Another perilous situation for cyclists is dooring accidents. This occurs when a driver or passenger in a parked vehicle opens their car door directly into the path of an oncoming cyclist. The suddenness of these incidents often results in severe collisions, leaving cyclists with debilitating injuries.

Failure to Yield

Intersections can be treacherous for cyclists, especially when drivers fail to yield the right of way. Failure to yield can lead to harrowing accidents as vehicles collide with cyclists who rightfully expect to cross or merge safely. These incidents highlight the importance of both driver awareness and respecting cyclists' rights on the road.

Unsafe Road Conditions

Cyclists also contend with unsafe road conditions that can make riding hazardous. Poorly maintained roads, potholes, debris, and inadequate signage are some examples. These issues not only endanger cyclists but also underscore the need for responsible road maintenance to ensure safety for all road users.

Distracted Driving

In the era of smartphones and in-car entertainment systems, distracted driving has become a pressing concern. Drivers using their phones or engaging in other distractions may fail to notice cyclists in their vicinity. These distractions can lead to devastating accidents that could have been avoided with heightened awareness.

Injuries resulting from bicycle accidents

Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to injuries in accidents due to their lack of protective barriers. Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include:

  • Head Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most severe consequences of bicycle accidents, even when helmets are worn. TBIs can result in long-term cognitive impairments and drastically alter a person's life. Recognizing the risks, many advocacy groups emphasize helmet use as a crucial safety measure.
  • Fractures: Broken bones, particularly in the arms and legs, are prevalent in bicycle accidents. The force of impact can cause fractures, leading to painful recoveries and sometimes requiring surgeries. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on an individual's mobility and overall quality of life.
  • Road Rash: When a cyclist is thrown from their bike during an accident, they may slide along the road surface, resulting in severe abrasions and lacerations known as road rash. Treating road rash can be painful, requiring extensive wound care and potential skin grafts in severe cases.
  • Spinal Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can be catastrophic, potentially leading to paralysis or other long-term disabilities. Cyclists are particularly susceptible to spinal injuries in high-impact collisions, underscoring the need for protective gear and responsible driving.
  • Internal Injuries: Some injuries resulting from bicycle accidents may not be immediately apparent but can be life-threatening. Damage to internal organs, such as the liver, spleen, or lungs, can manifest hours or days after the accident. Prompt medical attention is crucial to diagnose and treat these injuries effectively.
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Compensatory damages

As an injured cyclist, you may be entitled to compensatory damages to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially. These damages can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for all accident-related medical costs.
  • Lost Income: Compensation for income lost due to the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages to address physical and emotional suffering.
  • Property Damage: Repair or replacement of your damaged bicycle.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Coverage for necessary therapy or rehabilitation.
  • Wrongful Death Benefits: If a loved one has tragically lost their life in a bicycle accident, certain family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

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Why choose us?

Navigating the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. An experienced attorney can make all the difference in securing the compensation you deserve. Our team is ready to:

  • Investigate your accident thoroughly
  • Gather crucial evidence
  • Consult with accident reconstruction specialists
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Represent you in court, if necessary

At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a bicycle accident can take on your life. Our mission is to provide unwavering support, fierce advocacy, and a commitment to justice. You don't have to face this difficult time alone. As trial attorneys with extensive experience, we have the skills and experience you need on your side.

Contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Miami today

If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, don't wait to seek legal help. Contact our bicycle accident attorneys in Miami to schedule a free consultation. Let us put our experience to work for you and fight to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

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