Bicycle & Bike Accident Attorney In Fort Lauderdale

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, Bicycle Accident Lawyer: Fort Lauderdale

In the State of Florida, a bike is defined as a vehicle and a bike rider is defined as a driver. It is imperative that motorists and bicyclists share the road in an effort to reduce the number of accidents that can occur between bikes and cars. However, motorists may not know or choose to ignore the fact that bicyclists have the same rights to the road as they do.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

In many bike accidents, a negligent or inattentive driver is at fault. Collisions between bikes and cars can occur when a driver turns in front of a bike, fails to yield the right of way, fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, pulls into traffic in front of a cyclist, etc. The most common bike accidents are caused when a motorist in a parked car opens the car door in the path of an oncoming bicyclist, when a motorist brushes a bicyclist while passing and when a motorist strikes a bicyclist while turning right.

Bicyclists should take precautions in order to protect themselves in the road.

  • Wear a helmet
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic
  • Yield to traffic before entering the road
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals
  • Signal turns and lane changes
  • Make sure you are visible to crossing and turning traffic
  • Use headlights and rear lights when riding at night

Accidents between negligent drivers and bicyclists can be serious or even fatal. Lawsuits to recover damages involve many of the same issues of a car accident claim. You will need to prove that the motorist was negligent, that the negligence led to your accident and that the accident caused your injuries.

Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyer

In order to remain safe on the road, both cars and bikes need to obey all traffic laws. Cars have more protection than bikes in the event of a crash. Florida bicycle accidents are becoming common in Florida. The attorneys from Wolf & Pravato will work diligently in order to determine what caused your bike accident. We will look into the Florida laws pertaining to bicycle riders as well as roadway design, bike design or manufacturing issues that may have contributed to or caused your accident.

Accidents between bikes and cars can result in complex legal issues, particularly if the accident is a hit and run. An attorney from Wolf & Pravato can offer legal advice, negotiate with insurance companies and represent you in your personal injury claim.

If you were injured in Boynton Beach visit our bicycle accident page or call the Florida personal injury attorneys at Wolf & Pravato at 1-954-633-8270 Justice is not automatic; we will fight for you.

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Dawn Thomas


“I would highly recommend Wolf & Pravato. The whole team was highly professional and helpful. They kept me informed ever step of the way. That actually make you realize you are not just a number but a member of their family that they care what happens with your case. Thank You Richard Pravato and Betsy for all you have done to make this as painless as possible”.

Katherine K.

“Words cannot begin to explain the gratitude I have for Vincent and Richard Provato and their staff. I have taken a long and hard two year journey through recovering from my accident and they were there with me and for me every step of the way. If you can put your faith in anything, put it in this, that this firm did their job and never had me question their ability to do so once.

Tony Martorano, victim of a car accident

“The $1 million helped me pay my
medical bills and my UM coverage…”

Joan and Gordon Bedall

“The Wolf and Pravato Law firm really went to bat for my wife, who was in a horrible auto crash. Having someone on your side who truly cares about your well being the future good health is worth all the money in the world!

Kim JonesBicycle Accident Lawyer: Fort Lauderdale