Bicycle And Pedestrian Injuries
The Tampa Bay area is not known as a safe haven for bicycle riders and pedestrians. A variety of factors combine to create real risks for bikers and walkers. Some of those factors include:
- Civil engineering and planning that was not designed to accommodate pedestrians and bicycle riders
- Drivers who fail to notice bike riders or pedestrians until it is too late
- Aggressive drivers
For a bicycle rider, the reality is that every ride could be the one where you get seriously hurt. Any collision between a car or truck and a bicycle is one where the bike rider is going to suffer the greater harm. Even with most bike riders wearing helmets now, the risk of serious injury is substantial. From dooring to more serious accidents, we can help. You deserve representation that approaches your case with the idea that you were denied your fair share of the road, you were injured, and you deserve to be compensated.
Pedestrians suffer many of the same risks as bike riders. Many drivers do not see them and when they do, they may drive aggressively. Pedestrians also lack really any protection at all against an impact with a motor vehicle. This can result in serious injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Trial Lawyer Serving Those Injured In Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents
At the Barnes Trial Group, we have the skill and experience necessary to build the case you need after an accident has left you injured. We understand how to gather the evidence that will be needed to secure the compensation you deserve. From eyewitness testimony to footage from nearby security cameras and the opinions of professionals such as accident reconstruction experts, we will pursue all evidence that will help your case. Each case is unique, and we create a unique strategy that recognizes who you are, what happened and what you need to reclaim your life again.
Attorney Stephen Barnes, our founding partner, brings more than 20 years of experience to the table for our clients. He was one of the youngest board-certified civil trial attorneys in Florida at age 33. He is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008.
Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys Serving Tampa And The Surrounding Areas
When you need skilled legal help after a bicycle or pedestrian accident, turn to the Barnes Trial Group for the help you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 813-251-0777 or contact us online.
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.