Bicycle Accidents

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South Florida cars, trucks and motorcycles often share the road with bicyclists.  Common causes of bicycle accidents include jaywalking pedestrians, dangerous road conditions, potholes, metal plates, ground-level hazards, swinging car doors, reckless motorists, and intoxicated motorists.

Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.  As a bicyclist you must yield to pedestrians, use the required lights and reflectors at night, and stay as far right on the road as possible.

If you are in a bike accident, and you are partially responsible for causing the accident, “apportioned liability” will apply.  The insurance adjuster or jury will decided, based on the evidence, what percentage of the accident they believe is your fault and then award you money for the percentage of the accident that wasn’t your fault.  For example, if a jury decides your injuries justify a payment of $500,000 by the insurance company, but based on the evidence of your case, they determine you are 30% at fault for your injuries because you weren’t riding your bike as far to the right of the road as possible, you will win a total of $350,000 for your case.

This is why it is very important to hire an attorney that has extensive legal experience AND a history of courtroom wins.  Attorney Reese Harvey has been practicing law for over 15 years.  He successfully minimizes his client’s percentage of “apportioned liability” by gathering and presenting all the necessary evidence to insurance adjusters and jurors.  Additionally, Reese has conducted over 100 trials.  He is comfortable and confident in the courtroom, and he knows how to strategically “read” and select a jury that will be receptive to the evidence in your case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney aggressively fighting for your legal rights.


Call us today for your free, no obligation consultation at (561) 691-4511.