As the twelfth largest city in the nation of any U.S. city with a population of at least 100,000, Jacksonville is also the largest city in the state of Florida. With an approximate population of 805,605 within its stretch of 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the biggest land area of any city in the United States. Jacksonville is one of Florida’s most sought after spots for tourists seeking beautiful beaches and sunny weather. With its large amount of residents and visitors, Jacksonville encounters its share of bike accidents caused by negligent motorists.
According to 2008 Florida Highway Patrol accident statistics, 118 bike riders suffered wrongful death in crashes and 4,775 collisions involving bicycles occurred. When a bicyclist suffers injury due to a driver that is distracted, negligent, or under the influence of alcohol, and injured rider may seek legal assistance from a skilled Jacksonville bike accident attorney. Drivers are responsible for checking blind spots for bicyclists before making a lane change and should always follow the rules of the road.
Bike crashes may impose significant physical, emotional and financial challenges for an injured bicyclist and their family to cope with. Common bike crash injuries include fractures, bruising, broken bones, lacerations, disfigurement, permanent scaring, paralysis, brain injury, and even wrongful death. Even though these bike accident injuries differ to a great degree, these injuries can contribute to steep hospital bills, loss of earnings or livelihood, emotional trauma, and other damages.
The Jacksonville personal injury lawyers at Farah and Farah help those injured by another person’s negligence receive the compensation that they deserve. We know what it takes to obtain a successful outcome in any bike accident or personal injury accident case. Contact Farah and Farah today to find out more about your legal rights and to schedule a free consultation by calling us at our Jacksonville office:
(904) 396-5555 10 West Adams Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202