Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Florida leads the country in bicycle accidents, injuries and deaths, with an accident rate that is twice the national average. Additionally, Florida is consistently found to be the most dangerous state for pedestrians as well. While the climate and geography of West Palm Beach may be inviting to taking bike trips or walking, these activities unfortunately can end in tragedy due to the negligence of others. An experienced and successful personal injury attorney, Salesia Smith-Gordon helps bicycle and pedestrian accident victims recover for harm caused by:
- Negligent Car, Truck and Bus Drivers
- Defectively Designed or Poorly-Maintained Road Surfaces
- Obstacles Blocking Bike Lanes
- Defective Bicycles or Negligent Repair
- Unmarked Crossings or Lack of Designated Crosswalks
- Cracked or Broken Sidewalks
Salesia Smith-Gordon is experienced in handling cases involving the most catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, which are frequently the sad result of a collision between bike rider or pedestrian and motor vehicle. Having an experienced attorney on your side means that all your legal damages, including long-term or lifetime care as needed, will be included in your claim. Insurance companies rely on arguments of the cyclist’s or pedestrian’s own negligence to escape liability or reduce the amount of compensation owed, but our firm fights aggressively against such arguments when they are unsupported by the actual facts.
Our office delivers legal advice and representation with compassion and care for our seriously-injured clients, and with a zeal and desire to bring wrongdoers to account for their actions. For assistance in a West Palm Beach bicycle or pedestrian accident case, call attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon at 561-655-9279.