Have You Or A Loved One Been Involved In A Bicycle Accident?
It is increasingly common for bicyclists to be struck by automobiles in Florida. Located in Pasco County, right here in New Port Richey, Frank P. Bianco, P.A., is your neighbor, and I will defend your rights if you’ve been involved in an accident. I understand that bicycle and pedestrian accidents can turn lives upside down.
First — Seek Medical Attention
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident your first priority is to receive appropriate medical attention. Even if you’re not sure about the severity of your injuries, you should be evaluated since many injuries don’t manifest themselves right away.
Next — Contact A Bicycle Accident Attorney
The next most important action you can take is to contact a bicycle accident attorney you can count on. You will speak directly to me right from your first consultation.
What A Good Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
Bike riders are protected by the rules of the road. Unfortunately, many motorists are unaware of this and may even have a belligerent attitude toward cyclists. As your Pasco County bicycle accident attorney, I will review the circumstances of your particular case, assess your insurance coverage and provide you with options. I will work with you from your first consultation right through the entire legal process.
Here are some things to know:
- Cyclists are entitled to their lane in the road while traveling in the same direction as traffic.
- Cars can pass you but must give at least 3 feet of clearance. If 3 feet of clearance is not available then they may not pass until there is.
- Drivers often don’t look for bicycles but it is their responsibility to do so.
- If you have auto insurance, your PIP coverage and if needed your uninsured motorist insurance will cover you. It is then your insurance company’s responsibility to pursue the driver’s insurance for coverage.
- If possible take pictures of the accident scene.
- Get names and addresses of any witnesses, if possible.
- Call your insurance carrier and report the accident.
- Call an attorney you can trust.