Standing Up for Injured Cyclists
Bicycles are a convenient, efficient and affordable means of transportation and recreation for an increasing number of people in the United States. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay attention to cyclists and end up causing serious bicycle accidents.
At the Law Office of Hugh James McDonnell, P.A., in Orlando, we help cyclists seek financial compensation for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. To schedule a free consultation with experienced personal injury lawyer Hugh James McDonnell, contact us. You will pay no fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you.
Assessing Your Case Based on the Specific Facts
One major¬†concern for¬†many people¬†injured in bicycle accidents is whether they were violating any traffic¬†laws and, if so, whether that will prevent them from¬†receiving compensation for their injuries.
Evidence of contributory negligence can reduce the total amount of compensation you are entitled to, but not always eliminate it completely. And¬†even if¬†you¬†did break¬†a traffic¬†law,¬†you will¬†not necessarily¬†be found¬†legally negligent.
The bottom line is that drivers of motor vehicles, which generally weigh several tons, have an obligation to avoid hitting vulnerable cyclists whenever they can reasonably do so. With that in mind, we will examine the details of your case to determine how much liability the driver may have.
Legal Representation by an Experienced Cyclist
Attorney Hugh James McDonnell is a cyclist himself, and he understands the lack of respect¬†with which¬†cyclists are treated by motor vehicle drivers. We hope that, by helping clients pursue claims against drivers who negligently cause bicycle accidents, we can raise awareness about bicycle safety.
There is no excuse for drivers to treat cyclists with negligent disregard. If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, contact us today to discuss your options.