Often called “The Nation’s Oldest City,” St. Augustine, Florida is where the oldest port in the continental United States is located. With an estimated population of 12,157, St. Augustine continues to draw more residents and visitors every year with its gorgeous coast, classic architecture and historical museums. Situated in Northern Florida about 40 miles south of Jacksonville, 60 miles north of Daytona Beach, and 5 miles east of Interstate 95, there is no doubt that St. Augustine is a very busy area. As a consequence of being such a well-traveled and densely populated region, bike accidents that result in bicyclist injury or even death take place in St. Augustine from time to time. When such incidents are caused by a driver that is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is otherwise distracted, an injured rider or the family of a wrongful death victim may seek legal advice from a skilled St. Augustine bike accident attorney.
According to accident statistics from 2008 Florida Highway Patrol data, 118 bicyclists died in crashes and 4,775 collisions involving bicycles occurred. Although the use of a helmet increases a bicyclist’s protection from injury and fatality, drivers still must maintain the responsibility of following the speed limit and other traffic laws as well as check and double-check blind spots for bicycles before changing lanes.
Bike accidents in St. Augustine and throughout Florida are capable of imposing multiple physical, financial and emotional challenges upon an injured person and their family. An injured bicyclist may suffer bruising, fractures, broken bones, lacerations, permanent scars, disfigurement, paralysis, brain injury, and even wrongful death. Even though these injuries are diverse, several of them may contribute to steep medical bills, emotional trauma, loss of earnings, and other damages.
The St. Augustine personal injury lawyers at Farah and Farah have many years of experience assisting bike accident injury victims as they cope with the new circumstances that another person’s negligence has created. We have the legal resources and knowledge that you need to obtain the compensation that you deserve if you have been injured in a bike accident or any other kind of personal injury incident. Get in touch with Farah and Farah today to find out more about how we may be able to help you. Contact us at our St. Augustine office for a free consultation today:
(904) 797-7977 1301 Plantation Island Drive Suite 206A St. Augustine, Florida 32080