Pasco Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Protecting your rights to the road
The community of cyclists has grown throughout the last decade as a popular form of fitness and recreation. As the recreation has grown in popularity, so have the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by careless motor vehicle drivers. Bicycle accidents can be very serious and result in serious injuries or death. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our New Port Richey bicycle accident attorneys have more than 150 years of combined experience holding reckless motor vehicle drivers accountable for injuries to cyclists. We help injured cyclists in Pasco County, Pinellas and throughout Tampa Bay, with 5 Tampa Bay area offices to serve you.
Identifying those responsible for your injuries
The first step in any personal injury lawsuit is understanding who is at fault. Bicycle accidents often have multiple potential defendants who share some of the fault for the events causing the accident and exacerbating the injuries. Our Pasco bicycle accident attorneys perform a comprehensive analysis of the circumstances surrounding every case to identify all potential at-fault parties.
Understanding bicycle accidents
Recovering damages for negligence in court requires a plaintiff to prove the cause of their injuries. Cyclist fatalities are a concern in Florida, as Florida leads the nation in bicycle accidents. Thousands of bicycle accidents due to negligence, causing serious injuries or even death, occur every year in Florida. Accidents caused by negligent motor vehicle drivers can result from:
- Failure to yield at an intersection
- Failure to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Failure to look both ways before resuming driving after a stop sign
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Turns or pulls into traffic directly in front of a cyclist
- Driving in a lane designated for bicyclist
- Opening the door of a parked car into a cyclists path
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you have been involved in an accident while riding your bicycle, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Pasco bicycle accident attorney today
At the personal injury law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our Pasco bicycle accident attorneys put your needs first. Victims and families entrust us to aggressively fight for maximum compensation for injuries. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling our office at 727-835-5536 or contact us online. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Offices in New Port Richey, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Bradenton and Tampa.