Why Are Bike And Pedestrian Accidents Such An Issue?
With ample trails and amazing weather, the Emerald Coast of Florida is like a dream for many cyclists and pedestrians. The conditions that make the area great for walking and riding are equally attractive to motorists. Between a growing population and seasonal influxes of tourists, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents are constant problems in Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas
Traffic accidents are a well-known problem in this part of the Panhandle. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, complaints about traffic are the most frequent kinds of grievances fielded by local authorities.
This area is home to 200,000 permanent residents, and some 2.3 million tourists use the roads annually. The continued expansion of road construction projects adds additional sources of danger for cyclists and those on foot.
Helping Victims Recover Full Compensation
The size differences between a pedestrian or a bike compared to a vehicle are impossible to ignore. Lifelong injuries can occur from seemingly minor collisions. In addition to incurring medical bills, many victims find themselves in dire straits when their injuries prevent them from working or necessitate costly ongoing therapy.
Sadly, even when drivers receive criminal sentences, their punishments may not provide for those whose lives they’ve irrevocably altered. For many of these individuals and their families, filing lawsuits and insurance claims are absolute necessities.
You Have The Same Rights As Drivers
Unlike lawyers who pass off critical casework to their subordinates, we take the time to handle vital details personally. By poring over every medical record, police report and traffic camera recording, we can provide strong representation aimed at maximum compensation for you.
The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., is dedicated to upholding the rights of those who have to share these hazardous roads with drivers. We understand the stereotypical thinking regarding cyclists, and we have personally seen situations where accident reports have been skewed to favor the car driver. However, we will fight for what is right. You deserve the same financial benefits as if you were in a vehicle.
Schedule a free, personal consultation with attorney Cameron Simpson at 850-659-6512. You can also reach us online. We serve Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Bay County and Walton County.