Loxahatchee Bicycle Accident
In recent years, cycling has become one the most popular modes of transportation, especially among commuters in temperate climates. Despite many cities' efforts to prevent accidents by adding bike lanes and widening the roads, devastating collisions still occur fairly often.
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own, contact Donaldson & Weston to determine if you have ground for a claim. Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers are committed to helping our clients and their families pursue the compensation they need to move on with life. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading bicycle accident attorneys in Loxahatchee.We Handle Cases Involving a Wide Array of Accident Scenarios
When it comes to cycling, there are dozens of accident scenarios that can result in catastrophic injuries. At Donaldson & Weston, we have achieved successful outcomes in a wide array of bicycle accident claims of varying complexity. Our attorneys accept cases involving:
- Pedestrian Interference: Most pedestrians make it a point to check for cars before crossing, but it's easy to overlook approaching cyclists. If a pedestrian steps onto the road and a passing cyclist who has the right of way is forced to veer into traffic to avoid striking him or her, the pedestrian may be at least partially liable for the resulting damages.
- Opening Doors: Cyclists often have to ride alongside parked cars, which poses the risk of colliding into someone's open door. Drivers and passengers who fail to check for approaching bikes before opening their door could be responsible should an accident result.
- Poor Road Conditions: A car might be able to travel over fairly large potholes without incident, but bikes are inherently unstable. In fact, it takes little more than a few wet leaves to cause a devastating wreck. When poor road conditions are to blame for a bicycle accident, the local municipality may be responsible depending on the circumstances. Since filing a lawsuit against a government entity poses certain challenges, it is wise to seek legal counsel in such a scenario.
- Turning Vehicles: Cyclists must always ride defensively because motorists are not always inclined to respect their right of way. Intersections are especially dangerous for those on bikes, but proving liability after being struck by a turning vehicle can be difficult without the help of an attorney. Fortunately, there are many potential ways to prove fault including the use of eyewitness testimony, dash cam footage from nearby vehicles, and even surveillance recordings captured by cameras in the vicinity.
If you think you have grounds for a bicycle accident claim after sustaining serious injuries in a collision with a drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless driver, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We will help you gather evidence to prove liability and damages against all responsible parties. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Loxahatchee.