“Florida has laws which impose legal obligations on vehicle drivers and their interaction with bicyclists. We hold vehicle drivers responsible for injuries caused to bicyclists. ”
–Erik G. Abrahamson
Strategic, Aggressive Representation for St. Petersburg & St. Pete Beach
Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable travelers. But they have a right to be on the road, and somebody needs to protect them. That is where the St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorneys come in.
A serious bicycle accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, these accidents happen all the time — typically as a result of a motorist’s negligence.
Even the slightest error by a car driver can inflict serious injuries on a cyclist. Relative to an automobile, bicycles are small and rather fragile. They leave their operators exposed to not only the elements but also the full force of impact in a collision.
Thousands of bicyclists are severely injured in traffic accidents every single year. Fatalities are not uncommon. In fact, in 2012 alone, more than 700 bicycle riders lost their lives in traffic accidents in the United States.
Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence in Bicycle Accident? You May Be Entitled to Compensation
When bicyclists are severely injured by careless or negligent motorists, they may be entitled to monetary compensation under Florida personal injury law.
In addition to pain and suffering, the victim may be entitled to compensation for hospital stays, medical bills, time away from work, loss of future income, emotional distress, any disability or impairment caused by the accident, and other costs reasonably related to the driver’s negligence.
Sadly, it may be difficult to achieve fair compensation on your own. Sometimes insurance companies are not nearly as interested in justice as they are in protecting the financial interests of their shareholders.
Put Our Experienced St. Petersburg Bicycle Accident Attorneys to Work for You!
By hiring an experienced St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorney, though, you can level the playing field. The focused, aggressive legal team at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can confront the insurance company and apply leverage, making a compelling case for the value of your damages.
Our strategies may pave a path towards a settlement (meaning you never have to step foot in court). Of course, if the insurance company insists on being unreasonable, we are prepared to take them to court.
Our firm understands what it’s like to suffer a devastating injury. In fact, Erik Abrahamson (one of our founding partners) suffered severe injuries himself during a traumatic car accident several years ago. His experience as a victim in that case has informed and inspired the work we do for other victims all throughout St. Petersburg and Central Florida.
Bikes and Cars: A Delicate Relationship
There are many types of bicycle accidents in Central Florida, but the most common involve a collision between a bike and a car. In the overwhelming majority of these cases, the car driver is at fault. Unfortunately, many car drivers aren’t willing to share the road with bicyclists.
When car drivers fail to respect the rights and safety of cyclists in Central Florida, our firm will step in to hold them accountable. As St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorneys, our mission is to advocate for victims’ best interests and make Central Florida a safer place for all of us.
Fight Back with a Veteran Team in Your Corner
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, our team has worked with more than 15,000 victims who’ve faced unfair accidents similar to your own. We have the experience you need to fight back. It’s what we do.
How Much Will It Cost?
This is the last of your worries. We understand that you might already be struggling with medical bills and time away from work. Lawyers’ costs and fees are the last things you need to deal with right now.
That’s why we offer all of our clients the Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Guarantee!
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