Areas of Practice
Bicycle and Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
We have extensive experience in litigating bicycle and motorcycle accident cases involving passenger vehicles, trucks, large commercial vehicles, and roadway hazards.
Bicycle and motorcycle accidents are similar in nature to automobile accidents. The statutes and ordinances that regulate automobile traffic also apply to bicycles and motorcycles. Yet, bicyclists and motorcyclists are vulnerable road users because they don’t have the protective chassis of a car. When cars collide with bicyclists and motorcyclists, riders of these vehicles are more likely to sustain serious and potentially fatal injuries. These injuries can have a major effect on a person’s quality of life, ability to work, and may even require years of recovery, rehabilitation expenses and medical bills.
The impact that bicycle and motorcycle accidents can have on victims and their loved ones can be devastating. Fortunately, the law affords individuals who have been injured or who have lost a loved one the ability to receive compensation and reimbursement for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident, you need a skilled bicycle and motorcycle accident attorney who can help protect your rights.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. are experienced bicycle and motorcycle accident lawyers in Miami, Florida who have the expertise, integrity, and diligence it takes to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
A variety of factors can lead to bicycle and motorcycle accidents, and there are many ways in which a driver who causes these accidents can be found negligent. According to a recent study, the major factors leading to bicycle and motorcycle accidents include:
- Violation of the rules of the road on the part of a vehicle driver
- Improper turning
- Disregard of traffic signals or signs
- Hazardous actions while driving (distracted driving)
- Speed violations
Other causes of bike and motorcycle accidents include drinking and driving. It is every driver’s responsibility to obey the rules of the road and to use due caution when driving. Failure to do so can lead to tragic accidents. Unfortunately, when bikes or motorcycles are struck, the consequences are far greater than when two cars collide. Road hazards can also play a role in bicycle and motorcycle accidents. Potholes, improperly maintained roadways, and failure to erect warning signs that can advise motorists of construction work or other unsafe areas on roads can contribute to bicyclists and motorcyclists suffering injuries.
Though the victims of bicycle and motorcycle accidents are often entitled to receive compensation for their injuries from the negligent party, unfortunately, victims don’t always know where to turn. The bicycle accident attorneys and motorcycle injury lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina, & Winkleman, P.A. will help you understand your rights and can help you settle your case in or out of court. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, trust our firm to investigate the circumstances related to the accident and protect your right to damages.
Justice for Families and Victims of Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle and bicycle accident claims can be quite complex. These claims may also involve issues regarding unsafe products, including the negligent product design or manufacture of bicycles, motorcycles, and other vehicles involved in the accident. As such, these cases must be looked at very carefully. The law provides a limited amount of time in which victims can seek compensation for their injuries, but having a motorcycle accident lawyer or bicycle injury attorney on your side makes it more likely that you’ll receive your rightful compensation.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. understand the challenges families and victims can face following a serious injury. Contact us today to learn more about how we can fight for your rights and ensure that those negligent for your injuries are held liable for their actions.