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Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Daytona Beach

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With sunshine year-round, many Florida residents and visitors use bicycles as a primary mode of transportation, as well as enjoy riding bikes for fitness and recreation. Unfortunately, thousands of bicyclists are injured and nearly a hundred are killed every year in Florida alone.

If you were involved in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent party and suffered a serious injury, Politis & Matovina, P.A. is committed to recovering the monetary damages you deserve. With a combined experience of over a century, our Daytona Beach personal injury lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of Florida law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Let us fight tirelessly for you while you make a successful recovery from injury. Call (386) 333-6613 now to schedule a free consultation!

Types of Bicycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Florida is the most dangerous state for cyclists. Most fatal bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles, with over half of them occurring at an intersection in the United States. Despite wearing the proper equipment, such as helmets, reflective vests, and other padding, common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, concussions, lacerations, and bruising.

Bicycle accidents occur most often by the following:

  • When a vehicle is making a right across a bike lane without signaling
  • When a driver opens their door without looking first
  • When a vehicle backs up unexpectedly
  • Road hazards
  • Inclement weather

What Happens If a Child Is Hit by a Car While Biking to School?

Allowing your child to ride their bicycle to school is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you are granting your child a bit of independence—and saving yourself the hassle of the morning drop-off routine. But, on the other hand, you could find yourself worrying about your child’s safety as they bike to and from school every day.

Unfortunately, those fears are not unfounded. Florida consistently leads the nation in bicycle accident-related fatalities and, while children are not typically among the most-frequent victims of these accidents, child bicycle accident rates have recently shot up in the state. Even more tragically, children represent a disproportionate number of fatalities in bicycle-vehicle accidents throughout Florida. This is largely attributed to the fact that children are more likely to make mistakes when riding their bikes that could put them at serious risk.

As a parent, there is nothing more terrifying than learning your child has been injured in an accident. If your child was hit by a car while riding their bike to school or back home, your first priority is making sure they get the medical attention they need, followed by caring for their physical and emotional well-being in the wake of the accident. But what should you do from a legal standpoint? How can you make sure the driver of the vehicle is held accountable if you weren’t there to see what happened or get their information? What if the driver wasn’t at fault for the accident?

In child bicycle accident cases, the child can be found negligent if they are over the age of three, but children obviously cannot pay damages. In such cases, the child’s parent or guardian will be responsible for damages. However, in many cases, the driver of the vehicle that hit the child is legally liable. To bring a claim, you will need to prove that the driver acted negligently or wrongfully in some way, and that was the cause of your child’s injuries.

We strongly encourage you to reach out to our team at Politis & Matovina, P.A. if your child was injured or killed in a bicycle accident. Whether they were riding to school or simply biking around the neighborhood, they deserve safety. Our attorneys can help you understand what comes next and how you can seek justice on behalf of your child. We offer free consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not pay anything unless we win your case.

Call (386) 333-6613 to Get Started on Your Case Today

With over $200 million won on behalf of our clients, we understand what it takes to do the same for your case. Our Daytona Beach bike accident lawyers can investigate your accident and collect the evidence necessary to develop an effective case strategy and obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation immediately.

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