What do I need to know if I have been injured as a bicyclist?
A: Being struck by a car, truck or other vehicle while riding your bicycle can result in serious injuries or even death. Here in Florida, with so much abundance of great weather, it is common for those of us seeking physical health and/or just an enjoyable bike ride to be out and about on our bicycles. However, with unsafe drivers talking on their cell phone, texting and/or elderly drivers who should not be driving, bicycle accident injuries are becoming more common. Bicyclists are often struck by cars or other vehicles for a variety of reasons but typically it was due to some type of driver distraction. These drivers are a very real danger to bicyclists for obvious reasons. The injuries that can occur as the result of a bicycle crash are spinal cord injuries, bone fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, drunk drivers occasionally hit bicyclists if intoxicated at the time of the accident and often hit and run leaving the injured person lying in the road. If you or a loved one has been struck and injured by a vehicle as a bicyclist, there are occasionally some important liability issues that need to be investigated and examined immediately so that your rights and/or your loved ones are protected. Contact an experienced Sarasota bicycle accident lawyer. The best bicycle accident injury attorneys will provide consultation for free and with no obligations you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by protecting to yourself and your rights.