For the second time in a week, a bicyclist was struck by a car and killed in Sunrise, Florida, according to NBC Miami. The accident happened around the 2500 block of W. Sunrise Blvd.
Bike accidents are common around South Florida and often result in serious injuries or death. When a bicyclist is killed in a car accident in Florida, this is a devastating time for the family. To make matters worse, some insruance companies will send adjusters out to meet with the family to try and get a quick settlement. It is important that families wait to talk to an attorney who can properly advise them of their rights.
We’ve represented many bike accident victims and families of those whose loved ones were killed in automobile accidents. In an accident like the one that killed the bicyclist in Sunrise, evidence gathering at the beginning of the case may be crutial to determining fault. Without a witness willing to talk, physical evidence collection may be vital to proving who caused the accident. Remember that the victim is dead and the driver may not speak under a privilege against self-incrimination.