Bicycle Accident Attorney In West Palm Beach

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West Palm Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.
~ Mark Twain, Taming the Bicycle. 1884

Bicycles are a common means of transportation, recreation and exercise throughout West Palm Beach. Even when wearing a helmet, a bicycle offers little protection if you are involved in an accident. A bicycle accident laws often leads to severe and catastrophic injuries.

Unfortunately, out of all the states in the U.S, Florida ranks first in terms of cycling fatalities. When looking at the most recent ranking for the most dangerous cycling cities in the U.S., it’s easy to see that our Sunshine State dominates as one of the most dangerous places for cyclists.

  1. Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida
  2. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida
  3. Jacksonville, Florida
  4. Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano, Florida
  5. Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, California
  6. Las Vegas/Paradise, Nevada
  7. Memphis, Tennessee
  8. Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Arizona
  9. Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown, Texas
  10. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, Texas

While the state of Florida continues to try and make the roads safer for cyclists through a combination of advocacy, education, and legislature, the team of Lawyers at Wolf and Pravato is committed to the pursuit of justice for those who have been wronged and suffered from the actions of careless motorists in West Palm Beach.

Our Accident Attorneys Can Help

In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle and the bicyclist as a driver. This means that bicyclists have the same rights on the roadways as drivers of other vehicles. It also means they must obey the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles, too.

Bicyclists must stop for stop signs and red lights, ride with the flow of traffic, use lights when riding after dark, yield the right-of-way when entering a roadway and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Persons injured in bicycle accidents face unique legal challenges under the laws of Florida which require specific knowledge and experience as it concerns the rights of bicyclists.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

There are a number of ways in which bicycle accidents occur. However, most reported accidents involve a careless or negligent driver. Many bicycle accidents in Florida involve the following types of reckless driving:

  • Failure to Yield: Bicyclists have the same right-of-way privileges as motorists, under Florida law. When a motor vehicle unexpectedly turns into the path of a cyclist or overtakes a bicyclist, the results can be catastrophic.
  • Running a red light or stop sign: All motorists and bicyclists are required to follow the rules of the road and obey traffic control devices.
  • Distracted driving: Talking on a cellphone or using other electronic devices while driving is illegal in the state of Florida.
  • Failure to share the road: Bike lanes are for bicyclists. Beware of distracted or reckless drivers who drift or veer into bike lanes causing bad collisions or force the bicycle off the road.
  • Speeding: Driving over the speed limit is a real problem in Florida. When a motor vehicle hits a bicyclist while speeding, the injuries to the bicyclist can be catastrophic.

Let Wolf & Pravato File Your Bicycle Accident Claim

Our bike team of attorneys in Florida understands Florida bicycle accident law. Remember, the goal of the insurance company is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us immediately. We will answer all of your questions, explain your rights and help you to achieve justice.

Call 1-954-633-8270 to schedule a consultation today or fill out our FREE consultation form today.

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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: West Palm Beach