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Why Should I Hire A Bike Accident Lawyer?

According to a report by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), 52,000 cyclists were injured in traffic accidents in 2008 alone, a 21% increase from the previous year. Bicyclists are at a particular risk of injury or death in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle, due to the sheer size of a typical car or truck versus the size and weight of a bicycle.

A bicycle rider, even with a helmet and protective gear, is likely to sustain broken bones, back injuries, injury to internal organs, head trauma and more. These injuries will result in medical bills and the possibility of physical therapy and continued medical care to make a full recovery, and some injuries may result in permanent damage.

In the face of the devastating consequences of a serious bicycle accident, an experienced bicycle accident lawyer can assist you. By looking over the circumstances of your accident and your injuries, a legal professional can determine whether you may take legal action against the responsible driver.

This is particularly valuable because an attorney will understand what factors to take into account when determining the value of your claim, and a Tampa bicycle accident lawyer will then be able to take the appropriate action necessary to maximize your financial recovery.

If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, call (813) 851-2286 today or reach out online for your free consultation.

Bicycle Safety Tips

While we cannot control another driver’s actions, bicyclists can take extra precautions that may be able to help avoid a serious accident.

Remember these tips when you are bicycling in the city:

  • Stop behind the crosswalk
  • Don’t use headphones (you’ll need to keep your eyes alert)
  • Add reflectors and lights
  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Follow traffic lights and signals

Guiding Principles of Excellence and Integrity

Why Choose Stallworth Law, P.A.?
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    With a commitment to compassion, Stallworth Law, P.A. fights relentlessly for injury victims, ensuring they receive rightful compensation and support after accidents caused by others' negligence.
  • Client-Centered Representation
    Putting clients first, Stallworth Law, P.A. prioritizes open communication and tailored strategies, ensuring each individual receives the attention and advocacy they deserve.
  • Legal Excellence and Expertise
    Backed by extensive legal knowledge and litigation skills, Stallworth Law, P.A. delivers top-tier representation, staying updated on the latest in personal injury law to secure optimal results.
  • Empowerment Through Education
    Through thorough education and guidance, Stallworth Law, P.A. empowers clients to navigate the legal process confidently, making informed decisions about their cases and asserting their rights with clarity.

Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

In data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 30% of bicycle accidents that result in injuries were caused by collisions with cars. Rear end crashes are the most common, followed by side crashes, T-bone collisions, and then head-on crashes. Bicycle crashes are a serious issue, and the major culprit – driver error – must be addressed.

Drivers tend to collide with bicycles due to:

  • Distracted driving (such as texting while driving, not paying attention to the road)
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsafe left turns at intersections
  • Dangerous merging into the path of cyclists
  • Sudden lane changes without checking for cyclists
  • Failure to check the rear when backing out of a driveway or parking space

When drivers fail to operate their vehicles in a safe and lawful manner, they must be held responsible for their actions.

  • Pay Nothing Unless We Recover Compensation

    Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that we give you the opportunity to work with an aggressive and experienced attorney without paying any upfront fees for your case. In fact, you won't pay anything unless we successfully recover a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

    Our personal injury lawyers in Tampa, FL believe strongly that you have suffered enough. If you come to work with us, we won't treat you as just another case, but will instead work tirelessly to ensure that we are offering you personalized solutions that are best suited for your individual situation. You won't be treated as if you are being run through a legal machine, but instead will be given the attention that you deserve as a unique client.

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