Bicycling and walking are becoming more popular modes of transportation in Florida, due to the green movement and steps by local governments to make our streets more bike- and pedestrian-friendly.
Of course, cyclists and pedestrians know all too well of the risks of being hit by a car. When drivers in Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa or any place in Florida fail to share the roads, the lives of cyclists and pedestrians are at risk.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for bicyclists. In 2011, one in six cycling fatalities nationwide took place in Florida, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
At Jorgensen Gibbons, P.A., we pursue justice for injured cyclists and pedestrians. Often, collisions involving bicycles or pedestrians result in fatal injuries and in these cases we help surviving loved ones file wrongful death claims.
Drivers who jeopardize the lives of cyclists and pedestrians can be held accountable. Pedestrian injury victims, injured cyclists and their families may be entitled to compensation for medical or funeral expenses, lost income and more.
Our pedestrian and bike accident lawyers have more than 75 years of combined legal experience and they pride themselves in offering compassionate, aggressive legal counsel to car accident victims.
To put it simply, we fight for what is right. We get insurance companies to settle with victims both fairly and promptly, and we are always prepared to litigate when this is in the best interests of our clients.
If you or a loved one has been struck by a car, it is important to act fast to protect your right to seek maximum compensation. After seeking medical attention, the next critical step you should take is to call an experienced lawyer. Do not let an insurance company fool you into signing away your rights and accepting an unfair settlement.
Call our firm for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling 727-347-7733 or 800-341-8338, or you can schedule a consultation online. There is no charge for this initial consultation — we won’t bill you anything at all unless we recover compensation for you.