The Datny Law Firm is proud to report a $200,000 bodily injury settlement for a client struck on a bicycle by a car in Key West, Florida.
In sum, our Client was lawfully riding his bicycle on the sidewalk on North Roosevelt Blvd., in Key West Florida. While still on the sidewalk, he was crossing the entrance to an adjacent shopping plaza when he was struck by a negligent driver who made a blind left turn over three lanes of traffic from the other side of the roadway.
On impact, our Client’s chest violently slammed into the handlebars before he was ejected from the bicycle resulting in extensive injuries including to his head, neck, back, chest and other body parts which sustained road-rash, multiple abrasions, friction burn with subsequent infection. Immediately after the crash, the Client was in severe pain with multiple injury sites including open wounds/abrasions from road-rash. He was transported by Ambulance to the Emergency Room in Key West where he was diagnosed with blunt trauma, closed head injury, rib fracture, chest wall contusion, solid organ injury, hollow viscus injury, etc. In view of the significant traumatic findings the Client was air lifted to the Emergency Room in Miami.
Ultimately, we commenced settlement discussions with the responsible insurance company for the at fault driver. After much back and forth, we settled this bicycle accident case for $200,000.00 in a little over one year. The Client was thrilled with the outcome and the substantial compensation he received for his bike accident injuries.
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen quite frequently in Florida where we have year-round sunshine and an active outdoor lifestyle like in Key West, Monroe County, Florida.
In fact, for Monroe County, in 2021, there were 81 bicycle crashes, with 2 fatalities from bicycle crashes and 79 injuries from bicycle crashes. The bicycle accident statistics for Monroe County increased slightly in 2022 with 83 bike crashes, 2 bicycle accident fatalities and 77 related injuries. Although 2023 has yet to end, there have already been 76 bicycle crashes in Monroe County, 1 fatality and 72 injuries.
As you can see from the above statistics, it is important while riding a bike in Florida to stay alert, be aware of your surroundings, ride defensively and wear a helmet.
If nevertheless you are hurt on your bicycle or E-Bike due to someone else’s fault, The Datny Law Firm is here to help. Call us any time at 561-221-7474 for a FREE evaluation. We handle injury cases from Key West to Miami through Boca Raton and West Palm Beach to Tampa and Orlando, Florida.
***Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes, as each case is different.