Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Tampa
Protecting the Rights of Bicyclists throughout Florida
Bicycling is a healthy, affordable, and eco-friendly way to get around. Many Floridians enjoy taking advantage of the warm weather by biking to work, to school, and around town for leisure. Unfortunately, when bicyclists exercise their right to share the road with cars, SUVs, and trucks, they can find themselves at risk of serious injury. Given the relative lack of protection on a bike versus in a car, bicyclists are most likely to sustain serious injuries in the event of an accident.
If you or a loved one was involved in a bike accident, Harmon Parker, P.A. can help you seek the compensation you deserve. When a car or truck driver’s negligence causes an accident that leaves you injured, we can be there to fight for justice. Our Tampa bicycle accident attorneys have decades of combined experience to build a strong case on your behalf.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Even the safest and most knowledgeable bicyclist is still at risk of an accident – bicyclists cannot control the actions and negligence of car and truck drivers. On top of that, even a bicyclist wearing protective gear is still at risk of suffering severe injuries.
Bicycle accidents are often caused by car and truck drivers who:
- Are inattentive or drive negligently
- Ride too close to a bike lane
- Make turns or change lanes without checking for bicyclists
- Pull into driveways or out of parking lots without checking for bicyclists
- Drive while intoxicated
- Fail to obey traffic laws and signals
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Cyclists have little protection between themselves and the road and can suffer life-changing or even fatal injuries in the event of a crash with a car or truck. In fact, according to most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida had the highest number of cyclist fatalities in 2017 with 125 deaths; this translates to nearly 6 cyclist fatalities per million people in the Sunshine State.
Some of the most common injuries suffered in bicycle accidents include:
- Road rash
- Broken and fractured bones
- Dislocated joints
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputations / loss of limb
- Dental injuries
Damages in Bicycle Injury Claims
If you have suffered a significant injury in a bicycle accident, Harmon Parker, P.A. can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. We have helped thousands of injured Floridians obtain favorable results in their personal injury claims.
A successful claim may award you damages for:
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Future medical care needs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental/emotional distress
Nursing Home Abuse, Decubitus Ulcer Death, Polk $1.5 Million
Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Sarasota $1.3 Million
Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death of 89 year old, Hillsborough $2.8 Million
Negligent Security, Hillsborough $1.9 Million
Automobile Accident, Near Amputation, Hillsborough $1.9 Million
Automobile Accident, Hillsborough $1.7 Million
Automobile Accident, Spinal Injury, Sarasota $8 Million
Automobile Accident, Brain Injury, Manatee $6.5 Million
Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death, Hillsborough $5.4 Million
Products liability/negligent maintenance case, Hardee $3.1 Million
Accessible & Available to Clients
We take a hands-on approach & commit to being available to our clients, including after hours & weekends.
A Proven Track Record of Success
As advocates for the injured, we have accrued a long list of successful verdicts and settlements.
Military Veterans on Our Team
Our team includes two military veterans - Mr. Harmon & Mr. Parker are veterans of the Army & Navy, respectively.
Valuable Resources On Your Side
We utilize investigators, medical specialists & accident reconstructionists & have resources to handle big cases.
A Concierge-Level of Service
We hold ourselves to high standards of communication and are committed to keep you updated on your case.
We are not afraid to do whatever is necessary to win your case, including going to trial.