Most bicycle accidents in Florida are minor in nature, but some result in serious injuries for the cyclist. More than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments – and more than 700 fatalities are reported – as a result of bicycle-related injuries each year, with children ages 5 to 14 being most at risk for death and injury from these accidents.
Besides the common minor scrapes and bruising resulting from common spills, more serious problems from bicycle accidents – many related to collisions with motor vehicles – may include fractured or broken bones; internal injuries and bleeding; facial scarring and disfigurement; skull fractures and/or brain injuries (some resulting in coma, either temporary or permanent); spinal cord injuries (some resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis); temporary or permanent damage to limbs (even resulting in amputation); and even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call 1-800-TellRobert now, toll-free, to consult with the Bicycle Injury Department of the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. We have over two decades of experience with bicycle injury cases, and we will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you about your legal rights to collect compensation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.