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Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

With endless sunshine and plentiful outdoor opportunities, Florida is popular for biking and walking. Unfortunately, this can also lead to tragedy. Injuries and deaths caused by vehicle and bicycle collisions are more common than most people would think. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Sunshine State leads the nation in bicyclist deaths.

Florida is also known for some of the highest vehicle-pedestrian deaths in the nation. Even when pedestrians and bicyclists are focused on safety and the rules of the road, they are still in danger because of the amount of distracted drivers on the road.

Florida law treats bicycles the same as vehicles on the road. When a bicyclist is hit by the driver of a car, it’s handled the same way as a collision would be. Police should be called at the scene of the accident and a report filed. This also serves as evidence for a potential claim against the driver for injuries and damages sustained.

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the damages are typically severe and life-altering–causing injuries such as TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) or paralysis. Even if they’re not life-threatening, many accident victims require extensive medical treatment for injuries to the face, eyes and teeth, along with fractures and punctured lungs. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you recover from these damages, get back on your feet, and get the compensation you need for your losses.

What Causes Most Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes?

Drivers are often focused on watching out only for vehicles, and don’t think to look for pedestrians or bicyclists. When backing out of a parking lot, driveway, or changing lanes, drivers may not see pedestrians and bicyclists. Trucks and large SUVs can make visibility more challenging, especially when childern walk in front or behind vehicles. While driving, many people multitask and take their eyes off the road. Add cell phones and other distractions to the mix, and it’s not surprising so many tragedies occur. Most times, the driver is at fault because of failing to take the necessary precautions.

Our job is to help you find out if you have a strong case to file a claim for your injuries. If a family member’s injuries were fatal, and you feel the driver was negligent, this may qualify as a wrongful death claim.

Were you or someone you love involved a bicycle or pedestrian accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver? Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you recover damages for lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering.

At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, we are your Sarasota/Bradenton bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers, and we’re here to help.

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 | Sarasota at 941-366-3782 | Lakewood Ranch 941-251-1370 | Venice 941-202-4129 You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location.

There are no fees or costs until and unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case.

 

Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
Trust Cleaning Inc
Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
This message is for anyone who needs a good lawyer, I recommend Ed Murphy because he is a professional and patient person, he fights until the end of his case or any type of case, I recommend him to everyone 100% . there is no other attorney like ed murphy i just have to say thank you so much for helping me with my accident case.

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