Bicycle & Bike Accident Attorney In Fort Myers



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Fort Myers Bicycle Accident Lawyers

In the State of Florida, a bicycle is considered to be a vehicle and its rider is considered a driver. This means that bicyclists must abide by the same rules of the road as motorists, and that motorists must extend the same levels of care toward bike rider that they would other drivers.

It is crucial that motorists and bicyclists share the road in an effort to reduce the number of accidents that can occur between bikes and cars. However, many motorists may not know or just choose to ignore the fact that bicyclists have the same rights to the road as they do.

Common Causes of Bicycle 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. It is important to always:

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

Accidents between negligent motorists and bicyclists can be catastrophic or even fatal. Lawsuits to recover compensation for physical and financial damages will involve many of the same issues of a car accident claim.

As in any personal injury claim, the victim has the burden of proving that the motorist was negligent, that the negligence led to the accident and that the accident caused the injuries. An experienced lawyer from Wolf & Pravato can help you prove negligence on the part of the driver and will fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Bike Accident Attorney

In order to remain safe on the road, both car drivers and bike riders must obey all traffic laws. Motor vehicles are larger and offer their drivers more protection than bikes in the event of a crash. Bicycle accidents are becoming too common in Florida. Wolf & Pravato will work diligently in order to determine what caused your bike accident and identify any and all liable parties. We will look into the Florida laws pertaining to bike riders as well as roadway design flaws, bike design defects or manufacturing issues that may have contributed to or directly 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. Contact the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at Wolf & Pravato at 1-954-633-8270

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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 Myers