West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycling has always been a big part of our South Florida culture, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether bicycling along our beautiful beaches, unwinding by taking a ride around the neighborhood, or even commuting to work, bicycling is a great way to get around and enjoy our community. But bicycling can also be dangerous business, and a simple bike ride can turn into a life-altering tragedy without warning. At the law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we represent injured plaintiffs in bicycle accidents all across West Palm Beach, and we will put our nearly nine decades of personal injury experience to work for you in getting the compensation you and your family need.
Florida Leads the Country in Bicycle Accidents
The most recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that over 50,000 bicyclists a year are injured in crashes with motor vehicles, with 630 killed. Florida actually led the country in bicycle deaths with 107 deaths, accounting for more than one-sixth of deaths nationwide. A 2015 CDC study on bicycle deaths confirmed that Florida’s rate of bicycle deaths is twice the national average. We know these sad facts all too well, and through our many years of representing injured victims and families in bicycling accident claims across Florida, our West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys have gained the experience to help you put your best case forward and obtain maximum recovery.
Potential Defendants in a Bicycle Accident Case
Bicycling accidents can occur in a variety of situations, and a number of parties may be at fault. We will work with you to investigate the facts of the accident and identify any and all defendants who may be liable to you, including:
- Negligent drivers of cars, trucks, and buses
- Public and private employers of negligent drivers
- Premises owners and municipalities that failed to maintain or design proper bike lanes or surfaces
- Manufacturers, sellers, rental agents, or repairers of defective bicycles
Winning Your Florida Bicycle Accident Case
Defendants will often try to place the blame on bicyclists when there is a collision with a motor vehicle, and thereby reduce or eliminate an injured plaintiff’s recovery. In Florida, a finding of “comparative fault” may reduce a plaintiff’s award, but it will not prevent a plaintiff from winning a case. Through our decades of experience in bringing and winning bicycle accident cases, we are familiar with the arguments and intimidation tactics that defendants and their insurers will attempt to use in court, and we will fight on your behalf to bring out all relevant facts and evidence to win your case.
Throughout your matter, our lawyers will give hands-on attention to your case and keep in frequent contact with you as we build the case for the defendant’s liability and your full damages. We understand how devastating a bicycle accident can be – often involving years of high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering – and our lawyers will use their decades of experience in winning Florida bicycle accident cases to make sure you are fully compensated for all of your losses.
Work with West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys to Win Recovery
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in the West Palm Beach, Stuart, or Boca community, contact the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. Schedule a free consultation with one of our West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys today.