Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are some of the most serious injuries that occur in our towns and on our streets. The speed of approaching traffic makes it almost impossible for a pedestrian or bicyclist to avoid a negligent driver. Often times the force of the vehicle can make for devastating injuries. In almost all pedestrian and bicycle incidents, it is likely that the driver of the vehicle is at-fault. The medical bills due to an accident like this can be extensive since the protection available in these types of accidents is limited. Additionally, more and more accidents of these types are being seen due to the increased number of pedestrians/runners and bicyclists/cycle enthusiasts getting exercise on our roads each day.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you need to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney like Artie Shimek. Our legal team has seen an increase in the number of cases filed for compensation involving runners and cyclists being injured by careless drivers.
In 2015, pedestrian and bicycle collisions with motor vehicles in Florida have increased substantially. Of those collisions, many of them resulted in serious injuries. Unfortunately, fatalities are proportionately high as well. The law firm of Artie Shimek is experienced in handling these types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. We understand the importance of fighting the insurance companies to get pedestrian and bicycle accident victims and their families the money they deserve for someone else’s negligence.
FACTORS INVOLVED IN PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
The overwhelming majority of pedestrian and bicycle accidents occur on city streets in both daylight and at nighttime hours. The increased number of vehicles on our roads coupled with the increased number of pedestrians/runners and bicyclists/cycle enthusiasts have created a climate that unfortunately breeds accidents and injuries. Cars and trucks today are travelling at much higher speeds on our streets and highways so the likelihood of a collision that leads to serious injury or death is much higher.
HOW CAN ARTIE SHIMEK HELP WITH MY CASE?
Artie Shimek and his legal staff understand that figuring out what to do after you have been in a pedestrian accident can be very confusing, and are here to help you through the process. We are an aggressive personal injury law firm with years of experience in successfully representing people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We have won millions of dollars for our past clients and we will do whatever we can to help you recover the maximum possible compensation. If you have been injured in a traffic accident and someone else was to blame, call us at (850) 434-7995 for a free case evaluation. In fact, if we handle your case, you pay absolutely no legal fees and costs unless we win.