Do You Need a Tampa Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
When a bicycle collides with a car, truck, bus or ambulance, catastrophe can result. The cyclist is likely to suffer serious injury and may even lose his or her life. At Distasio Law Firm, we are committed to providing clients with positive results in their personal injury claims and lawsuits resulting from bicycle accidents.
If you or someone you know has sustained serious injury due to a bicycle accident, consulting a lawyer will be in your best interests. You need to act quickly and retain an attorney before valuable evidence is destroyed or lost. Your attorney will need to prove negligence on the part of the other party in order to hold them liable for their actions, so you can recover maximum financial compensation.
As a bicycle accident victim, you deserve to take legal action against the person responsible for causing your injuries. With the help of a skilled accident lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for lost wages, medical bills, future medical care, emotional pain and suffering, and more. Contact Distasio Law Firm today!
Bike Accident Overview
When bicyclists are out on the road, they must adhere to similar traffic laws as motor vehicle drivers. These laws are in place to protect the cyclists from danger and also to protect vehicle drivers. Just like bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers must follow traffic laws. These laws outline how a driver should act when encountering a cyclist and, when properly followed, decrease the chances of an accident occurring.
Unfortunately, all too often, motor vehicle drivers do not exercise proper caution when approaching bicyclists. There are many actions and behaviors that drivers partake in that could be classified as reckless when they are driving alongside, behind, or in front of cyclists. Negligent driving behaviors such as speeding, failing to signal, turning in front of cyclists, and speeding out of alleys and driveways are the foremost causes of bicycle accidents in the United States. When drivers behave negligently, they put bicyclists at great risk for injury, or even death.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
- There are nearly 85 million bicycle riders in the United States alone.
- In 2006, 773 bicyclists died on roads within the United States.
- Out of the 773 bicyclists that died in 2006, 92% died due to being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.
- 1 out of every 8 cyclists with injuries reported has a serious brain injury.
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The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa bicycle accident lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Bike Accident Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida bicycle accident law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling car crash cases. Scott Distasio has been handling bicycle crash cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.