Bicycle accident attorneys in Central Florida are alarmed at a recent spike in fatal bicycle accidents. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 31-year-old Geneva man was killed recently when he was struck by the side mirror of a pickup truck. The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. as the victim was riding his bike westbound on Aloma Avenue near Seminole Woods Boulevard in Geneva. Troopers report that he was truck by the passenger side rear-view mirror of a Chevrolet pickup, which knocked him off his bike and onto the pavement. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The 50-year-old driver of the truck was not injured in the crash, and troopers report that charges may be filed pending the results of their investigation.
Even when wearing proper protective gear, bicyclists have little protection against being struck by a vehicle weighing many thousands of pounds. Even something as seemingly inconsequential as the side mirror of a vehicle can cause massive trauma, such as these:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Bone fractures
- Deep lacerations
- Ruptured internal organs
- Facial disfigurement
- Many more serious, life-changing injuries
Many bicycle accident victims face a long, painful and very expensive road to recovery, including multiple surgeries, lengthy hospital stays and physical rehabilitation regimens to regain as much of their independence and quality of life as possible. This treatment often results in medical bills that quickly climb into the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars, adding financial distress to the victim’s considerable physical and emotional injuries.
Many bike accident victims seek the counsel of an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer such as Mr. Cunningham to protect their rights, advise them of their legal options and look out for their interests while they and their families focus on recovery. Mr. Cunningham has nearly 40 years of experience representing injured people and helping them receive the compensation they need to pay medical bills and other expenses. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and would like to speak with an attorney, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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