Melbourne Pedestrian and Bike Accident Attorneys
When bicycle riders, walkers, joggers, or other pedestrians are on the road, they must take precautions around cars. Drivers, however, must take even more precautions. Unlike the drivers or passengers in the vehicle, pedestrians are not protected by anything but possibly a helmet. When struck by a vehicle, severe, debilitating injuries — or even fatalities — can occur.
At Nance Cacciatore, we offer caring and supportive representation to individuals and families who are affected by a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident. Our team brings the necessary resources, compassion, and dedication to meet our clients’ needs during this difficult time.
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Accidents Involving Bicycle Riders, Joggers, and Walkers
The extreme vulnerability of bike riders can cause serious injuries, ranging from road rash or broken bones to spinal cord injuries or head injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition to fear and anxiety stemming from the sudden injury, our clients come to us with mounting medical bills, strain from lost wages, and other financial stress associated with the accident.
In cases involving a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident — when injuries and damages are so significant — it is even more important to determine the cause and liability of the accident. We use expert investigators and accident reconstructionists who have experience examining accident scenes as former police officers.
We use their experience and skill to determine driver negligence, such as:
- Turning in front of a bike rider without signaling
- Hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk or intersection
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Swerving onto the shoulder or bike lane
- Failing to see the pedestrian when driving drunk
Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents
When pedestrians or bicyclists are hit by cars or trucks, they are often faced with the burden of how they will be compensated for medical expenses or lost wages. While the driver of the vehicle is more than likely responsible for the accident, the driver’s insurance coverage may not be easily determined, especially in hit and run accidents. Our knowledge and experience in cases involving pedestrian or bicycle accidents allows us to answer our clients’ questions and calm their fears.
If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your policy, there are likely resources available to recover the compensation you need.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident or a loved one has died when hit by a car, contact an experienced lawyer.
Settlement for Pedestrian Struck by Tractor Trailer $2 Million
Nance Cacciatore won a large settlement for a Good Samaritan, who walked on I-95 to retrieve a ladder in the highway and was hit by an 18-wheeler.
Pedestrian Accident $621,000
Our client, a 28-year-old pedestrian, was walking across the southbound lanes of State Road A1A between 1st Street North and Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an elderly woman traveling southbound on A1A.
Valet Accident $250,000
While at a local hospital, our client was valet parking his vehicle. As he exited his vehicle, he reached back into his car to get his cane, when the Defendant driver collided with the rear of the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
Bicycle Injury Confidential Settlement Amount
The Plaintiff was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along Wickham Road. The Defendant, while exiting a parking lot, pulled his SUV out into the path of the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff’s bicycle struck the side of the Defendant’s vehicle.