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Car versus Bike Accident in Orlando

An eight-year-old Orlando child was killed this week while riding his bike near South Conway Road and East Michigan Street. According to Orlando police, he was fatally struck by a truck and died at the scene of the crash. No other details have been provided as the accident remains under investigation.

As seen in the case at hand, car versus bike accidents often result in significant injuries or death. This is because a cyclist has minimal protection against a vehicle. As a result, some statistics report that more than 90% of all bicycle accidents result in serious injuries and more than 2% result in death.

Although there are many causes for car versus bike accidents. These include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Speeding
  • Failing to check a blind spot before changing lanes or turning
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Disobeying traffic signs and signals

However, car versus bike accidents are not always the drivers fault. Sometimes the cyclist contributes to the accident, such as when they:

  • Fail to use a designated bicycle lane
  • Disobey traffic signs and signals
  • Dart in front of traffic
  • Fail to maintain a safe distance from a car
  • Fail to use lamps or reflectors

When a car versus bike accident happens, both the driver and the cyclist can suffer injuries – although the cyclist usually suffers the most dangerous injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries

On the other hand, the driver and/or their passengers could suffer injuries resulting from broken glass or whiplash.

Whenever a cyclist or driver is injured because of the negligent action of the other, they have the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries. To do so, they must file a Florida personal injury lawsuit and demonstrate that:

  1. The other person acted negligently
  2. That the negligent action caused the accident
  3. That as a result of the accident, the victim was injured

If successful, they can receive compensation for such things as their medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando car versus bike accident, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today.

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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Titusville Office:
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Titusville, FL 32780
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