Maus Law Firm

No Recovery
NO FEE

Call For a Free Consultation

(855) 999-5297

Million dollar advocates forum
Menu

Can I File a Claim for a Bicycle Accident Caused By an Unsafe Trail, Bike Lane or Road?

You were riding your bike, and you got injured through no fault of your own. Everything was fine, and then suddenly an issue with the road or trail caused you to go down. In this situation, do you have a claim for financial compensation? If so, how do you recover the financial compensation you deserve?

Understanding Your Legal Rights After an Accident Involving an Unsafe Trail, Bike Lane or Road

When you get injured in a bicycle accident involving an unsafe trail, bike lane or road, you may have a claim against the government agency or private owner that is responsible for ensuring that the trail or road is safe for use. Just as business owners have a duty to prevent slip and fall accidents, government agencies and property owners have a duty to ensure that trails and roads are safe for cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. This duty applies to:

  • State and local road authorities
  • Parks agencies
  • Neighborhood developers and HOAs
  • Owners of private facilities that have bike trails

For example, let’s say you rode on one of the Fort Lauderdale area’s greenways. On a paved section of the greenway, you hit a crack that popped your tire and bent your wheel. You fell off your bike and suffered serious injuries when you hit the ground. In this scenario, you would likely have a strong claim against the City of Fort Lauderdale or potentially another governmental entity, provided the crack had been there long enough to be repaired.

Now let’s consider another scenario: You were commuting to work on your bike in downtown Fort Lauderdale, taking advantage of the city’s bike lanes. As you were riding, you got sideswiped by a vehicle. In this scenario, you could have a claim against the driver. Still, you could also have a claim against the city if the lane was too narrow, inadequately marked, or lacked adequate separation from vehicle traffic.

Protecting Your Claim for Just Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in Fort Lauderdale

In short, there are many circumstances in which cyclists can pursue compensation claims based on unsafe trails, bike lanes, and roads. 

If you have a claim, there are some steps you will want to take promptly. For example, you should seek treatment for your injuries immediately, and you should take detailed notes to record everything you can remember about the crash. You will also want to speak with a lawyer. Even if you are clearly entitled to financial compensation, filing a successful claim won’t be easy, and you will need to work with an experienced lawyer to make sure you seek the full compensation you deserve.

Discuss Your Bicycle Accident Claim with a Lawyer at Maus Law Firm

If you need to seek financial compensation for a bicycle accident caused by an unsafe trail, bike lane, or road, we encourage you to contact us for more information. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a lawyer at Maus Law Firm, please call 855-476-5926 or tell us about your case online today.

Overview

Client Testimonial

"Maus Law Firm did an outstanding job for my husband in his disability case. They were always there to answer questions and help in anyway they could. I highly recommend them in any case you need counsel. Thank you to all we really appreciate everything you did for us!!"

Posted By: Teresa Meadows

Contact us today to learn about your legal options

Super Lawyers badge Million dollar advocates badge Super Lawyers badge Florida legal elite badge avvo badge

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, you deserve an attorney you can trust

– to prepare your case properly, and to obtain the compensation you deserve. The Attorneys at the Maus Law Firm have tried more than 130 jury trials, and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their clients. In fact, most of our cases are referred from our former clients on cases in which we served as the lead accident claims lawyer.

The Maus Law Firm

Toll Free: 855-999-5297

Local: 954-784-6310

Email: Jmaus@mauslawfirm.com

205 West Davie Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Get Directions

Proudly Serving Clients in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Davie, Oakland Park, and all of South Florida

© 2022 Maus Law Firm, All rights reserved.

Schedule a Free & Confidential Consultation

NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN

    No Fee
    Until We Win

    Call Us
    855-999-5297