Also referred to as the “Gateway to Florida,” Lake City is located in Columbia County and is home to approximately 12,000 individuals. Being located within Columbia County’s estimated population of 68,000, Lake City is quite a diverse, popular, and eventful area. Similar to other largely populated cities, Lake City encounters incidents of bike collision in which bicyclists may endure serious injury due to another person’s negligence. When a driver is distracted, under the influence of alcohol, or otherwise negligent and a bicyclist suffers as a result, an injured rider may seek legal counsel from an experienced Lake City bike crash lawyer.
Based on 2008 accident statistics from the Florida Highway Patrol, 118 bicyclists died in collisions and a total of 4,775 crashes involving bicycles took place. While helmet use helps prevent bicyclist injury, drivers must uphold the important responsibility of checking blind spots for bicycles before changing lanes as well as following the posted speed limit.
Whether a bike crash causing death or injury takes place in Lake City, FL or anywhere else in the U.S., these types of accidents may create physical, emotional and financial challenges for an injured individual and their family to overcome. Some of the most frequently occurring bike accident injuries relate to bruising, broken bones, disfigurement, lacerations, permanent scaring, paralysis, brain injury, and even death. Although these injuries vary, many of them can lead to high medical bills, loss of past and future wages, emotional suffering, and other damages.
At Farah and Farah, our Lake City personal injury attorneys have helped several bike accident injury victims in their legal efforts so that they can get their life back on track. In our many years of experience, we have acquired the legal knowledge and resources to take on any personal injury or bike accident case. Contact Farah and Farah today to learn more about your legal rights and to receive a free consultation by calling us at our Lake City office:
(386) 754-7534 212 N. Marion Ave Suite 208 Lake City, FL 32055