Safeguarding Your Legal Rights as a Cyclist
Tampa Bay is a great area for cycling enthusiasts! Not only does the year-round sunshine offer endless opportunities to explore the area but choosing to ride a bicycle creates a fun alternative to using a car, is a great way to exercise and reduce an individual’s carbon footprint. As a growing city, Tampa understands the desire that more people have to use their bicycles for leisure as well as for commuting to work and school. Bicycle safety, however, is a huge concern and is being prioritized as Tampa adds more bicycle lanes, biking trails and other resources to offer safer options for those wanting to enjoy cycling.
Though our communities have worked hard to increase bike safety and educate bicyclists on laws, negligent and distracted drivers are still the number one cause of bicycle accidents. Cyclists that are hit by vehicles can sometimes face a long road of recovery and to receive compensation for their injuries. Our expert team at Jeeves Law Group knows and understands your rights as a cyclist and we want to help. While cycling on the road, a person riding a bicycle has equal rights applicable to any driver, except as to special regulations for bicycles. When bike lanes are unavailable, and a sidewalk is used by a cyclist, they share the same rights as pedestrians. Jeeves Law Group understands the specific bicycle laws and regulations and have handled many bicycle accident cases successfully. Jeeves Law Group can help get you the compensation you deserve so you can focus on getting back to your life and getting back to cycling again!