Pedestrian and Bike Accident Attorneys
When a motor vehicle collides with a walker, jogger or bicyclist, the person on foot or on the bike always comes out the loser. These pedestrians and bike riders frequently suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones or even wrongful death.
The Florida law firm of Avera & Smith, has been representing personal injury victims for more than 60 years. If you or someone you love was injured in a collision with a truck, car or other vehicle, our Gainesville bike accident lawyers can help. Our goal is to take some of the weight off your shoulders, working hard to get you the money you need for medical bills, time off work, pain and suffering and more.
Did you know? The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that in 2010 alone, 482 pedestrians were killed and 7,676 more were injured in traffic accidents within the state. In addition, 99 bicyclists were killed and 4,376 were injured that same year.
Just because you were not in a car doesn’t mean that you have no legal rights. You do. Our lawyers have a thorough knowledge of the legal rights of pedestrians and bicyclists in Florida, and we will take action to hold negligent drivers accountable for their harmful actions.
Examples of driver negligence may include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving (e.g. texting while driving)
- Ignoring red lights or stop signs
- Making illegal turns
- Failing to stop for people in crosswalks