Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Bicycling is gaining popularity but comes with risks; our legal team advocates for injured cyclists, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve and the respect you are entitled to on the road.

Your Rights as a Cyclist

Have you been in a bicycle accident? Our skilled attorneys at Growney, McKeown & Barber, P.A. can help you secure the compensation you deserve. In 2011, Florida’s bicycle fatality rate was nearly triple the national average, according to the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. We understand the trauma and serious injuries that can result from bicycle accidents. For over 35 years, we have offered compassionate representation to victims and their families in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay area, and throughout Florida. As persistent and aggressive advocates, we ensure our clients receive the support they need and the personalized attention not typically found at larger firms.

We understand the difficulties bicycle accident victims face. We help ensure that you receive proper medical treatment and that your bills are paid. If you have been riding a bicycle and involved in a traffic accident, our bicycle accident attorney can help you understand your rights.


The following information may be helpful
if you have been involved in a bicycle accident:

Florida law requires drivers to stop and exchange information at the accident scene. If the driver of the vehicle fails to stop, try to note their license plate number and description of their vehicle before they leave the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident can be a criminal offense.

Cooperate fully with law enforcement officers.

Cooperate with emergency medical personnel and go to the hospital in an ambulance if you are injured. Injuries are not always felt immediately. You may experience pain or stiffness hours or days after an accident. When speaking with a doctor be sure to discuss all of your injuries. If you own a motor vehicle, your PIP benefits will apply although you are riding a bicycle at the time of the accident. If you do not own a motor vehicle, the at-fault driver’s PIP benefits may be available. Under Florida law, you must seek medical attention within 14 days of the accident for full PIP benefits to be available. If you have any observable injuries, be sure to photograph those injuries.

Obtain important information about the accident for your bicycle accident attorney. Do not comment or make statements to the driver of the vehicle or witnesses about the cause of the accident. Speak only with the police officer about the facts of the accident. Information you should obtain about the accident include:

  • Name, address, and driver’s license number of the person driving the vehicle
  • The VIN number, tag number, make model and year of the vehicle
  • The other driver’s insurance company and policy number
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of any passengers in the vehicle
  • Any statements made by the driver about the accident
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses to the accident
  • Information about the accident including but not limited to the date and time, location, points of impact, speed of the cars, and whether the airbags engaged on the vehicle
  • The name and agency of the police officer investigating the accident as well as his crash report number

Take photographs using a cell phone or disposable camera of the accident scene, your bicycle, and all involved vehicles, if possible, before they are moved.

Wait to make statements to the driver’s insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney.

Consult with an attorney regarding your rights and the steps you should take to protect those rights.

Consult with an attorney before posting about the accident on any social media platform.

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