The Miami-Dade police are investigating an accident between a Miami-Dade Police Officer and a cyclist. According to a news release, the accident occurred on Sunday June 28 around 8 a.m. on Arthur Lamb Jr. Road near Virginia Key Beach. Officials said the officer involved in the crash was visibly shaken up as his vehicle was towed from the scene of the accident. Officials say that they are still uncertain as to who caused the accident as Miami-Dade traffic homicide detectives are still investigating the accident. Both bicyclists were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. While one cyclist was injured and remains in stable condition, the other cyclist was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. No further details were released at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in South Florida
One of the perks of living in the state of Florida is that you can enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, running, biking, etc. Recently, biking has become extremely popular in South Florida. Sadly, this has led to an increase in the number of cyclists that are hit by drivers on a yearly basis. No matter how attentive a cyclist may be, they cannot control other drivers on the road. In Florida, in order for an injured bicyclist to obtain damages as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with a driver, as in any negligence case, the bicyclist must prove by that the driver breached his duty of care owed to the bicyclist— that is, was negligent in failing to exercise the care required to avoid injury to the bicyclist—and that such negligence was the proximate cause of the injury suffered. If you or someone you love was recently injured in an accident on a bicycle, it is important for you to understand the legal principles that apply to the question of whether the driver who caused your injury was negligent and under what circumstances, a motorist involved in a collision with a bicycle may be found to have been negligent. A driver’s duties with respect to avoiding accidents with cyclists are closely affected by a wide variety of attendant circumstances that may have a bearing on the motorist’s behavior. The relevant considerations are the same as those in other accident cases, and may include the exact location of the motor vehicle and the bicycle at the time of impact; the proper operation of the vehicle’s equipment, including steering, tires, lights, brakes and horn; the presence or absence of any advance warning to the motorist of the potential danger; road, traffic, and weather conditions; and the existence of obstructions or conditions affecting visibility. What may be reasonable care on the part of a motorist in avoiding injury to a bicyclist under some circumstances may be negligence under others. The question of the
motorist’s negligence in this regard is ordinarily one of fact for the jury. You should bear in mind that in order to result in liability in a personal injury or death action by or on behalf of the bicyclist, such negligence must also be the proximate cause of your injuries.
Speak with a Bicycle Accident Attorney in South Florida Today!
Being hit by a car often leads to very serious injuries and can easily change your life. Usually, serious injuries can lead to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future surgeries or treatment. Fortunately, bicyclists are entitled to be compensated for their injuries. Our firm’s goal is to make sure our clients get properly compensated for their damages so that they can recover from their injuries. If you or someone you love was involved in a bicycle accident, you should consult with a bicycle accident attorney to assess the accident and discuss your options going forward. There is no substitute for quality legal advice after being involved in a bicycle accident. The bicycle accident attorneys at Suarez and Montero can assist you in presenting a strong claim against the at fault driver. We encourage you to contact us so that we can discuss the many ways that our firm can help you protect your legal rights and obtain compensation for your damages. Our firm works on a contingency basis which means you will owe us nothing If we are unable to obtain successful results for your case. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. We are always available to talk with you and answer questions about your case. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are
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