Many people who move to Brickell are reporting that they are ditching their cars, either partially or completely. They buy condos here because stores and workplaces are nearby, and they walk or bike where they need to go every day. However, that has not necessarily reduced Brickell traffic. It just means that more types of vehicles need to share the road.
There are some bike lanes in Brickell, but nowhere near enough to keep all of the bicyclists safe. The long-term plan for the City of Miami is to add more of these bike lanes, but this is in the future. In the present, bicyclists are dodging traffic and dealing with drivers who do not take their full rights to be on the road seriously. Many streets in Brickell are three lanes and one-way, and there is no reserved space for bikers.
Usually, bicyclists must stay to the right of the roadway as much as possible. Miami bicyclists are legally allowed to use a lane of traffic when there is no bike lane and not enough room for the bicyclist and driver to share the right lane. When the bicyclist has their own lane, drivers must allow three feet when trying to pass them.
When bicyclists are following the laws, they have every right to be on the road. Bikers have a legal obligation to share the road with them and must take care to avoid hitting them. Otherwise, drivers can be found legally responsible for the accident and can be made to pay damages.
However, there are many steps that must happen between the accident and possible financial compensation. Each of them would require work on the part of the accident victim and their family. Two things that you must do in the immediate wake of an accident are get medical and legal help. Of course, there is an obvious reason for needing a doctor. Even if you do not have injuries that are immediately apparent, you need a full diagnosis and documentation of your medical file at some point before you file an insurance claim.
388CEDA offers the following diagnostic services after your bicycle accident:
Centralizing your medical care makes things more convenient for you. Our doctors know how to properly document your medical file to give an extensive window into your condition.
The next thing that you need right after your accident is a lawyer. The legal process does not stand still no matter how badly you or a family member have been injured. The insurance company for the responsible driver may still be calling, and the time clock for filing a lawsuit begins to tick at the time of your injury. Whether you are prepared or not, your claim process needs to move forward. This is why you need to hire an experienced attorney to handle the details of your claim. Your attorney would:
This may be the first time in your life that you have ever needed a lawyer, so you might not know what to look for in an attorney. Not every attorney is the same. They may have different styles of levels of experience. Distinguishing between them takes time that you do not have and effort that you cannot afford. This is where 388CEDA can help you.
All you need to do is place a call to 1-800-388-CEDA, and we could begin to make your life easier. Besides the medical treatment that we may offer you, we also could recommend a lawyer if you need it and ask us. We work with a large network of bicycle accident attorneys in Brickell, and could send you to one of them, so you can get started on the legal process. Experienced attorneys are waiting to help you, and you could hire one of them for your case without having to spend any money upfront.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
After an accident, 1•800•388•CEDA may give you the help you need to strengthen your case.