Choosing to ride a bicycle or to travel on foot rather than driving is an admirable decision that is cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and part of a healthy lifestyle. While pedestrians and bicyclists are granted consideration and protection under the law, many motorists fail to recognize those rights and expose these individuals to needless danger. The significant discrepancies in size, weight, speed, and force between an automobile and a bicyclist or pedestrian make serious and even life-threatening injuries likely for the unprotected party when collisions occur.
If you have been struck by a motor vehicle while riding your bike or walking then it may be necessary to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Medical bills, lost wages from time off work, and other considerations can create serious complications for your life beyond the pain and suffering associated with your injuries. Contact the Fort Lauderdale bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP at 954-467-8622 to discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Injuries
The nature and severity of the injuries sustained in a collision between an automobile and an unshielded person can vary considerably. But even a low speed impact can cause physical trauma to a bicyclist or pedestrian as he or she may be forcibly cast into the roadway, curb, or other fixed objects in the immediate vicinity. The following are some of the injuries that one may suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ damage
- Severe contusions
- Severe lacerations
- Crush injuries
Let us help you fight for the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed if you have been hit by a negligent or reckless motorist. Contact the Fort Lauderdale bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers of the Salpeter Gitkin Law Firm at 954-467-8622 today.