Auto, Bike, Truck, Motorcycle, and Construction Accidents
An Experienced Bike Accident Lawyer
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, out of all reported bike crashes (bikes and other pedaled vehicles) involving one or more motor vehicles in 2013, approximately 48,000 cyclists were injured, and 743 cyclists were killed. The state of Florida had the highest rate of bike accident fatalities.
What Is Florida Bike Law?
Florida law states that cyclists must follow the rules of the road. Only Cyclists under 16 years of age are required to wear helmets. Bike riders must ride on the right side of the road in most cases, stop at stop signs, use lights between sunset and sundown, and follow traffic laws. However, a number of exceptions exist within these laws, and the attorneys here at Harry Rosen Law are experts at handling the complexities of your individual bicycle accident case. Call Harry personally to see if you have a case at (954) 895-7925.
When Is a Car Driver Negligent?
Motorists are required to share the road with cyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers do not respect cyclists and increase the risks of cycling accidents. Motor vehicle drivers may be liable in obvious cases of negligence, such as violating a traffic law or turning before looking. Weston based bike accident lawyer Harry Rosen has successfully sued many insurance companies and won millions in settlements for victims of accidents caused by car driver negligence.
Cyclists are permitted to travel in the middle of a lane if it is too narrow to accommodate both the cyclist and a motor vehicle or if they need to avoid an obstruction or danger, so determining fault is complex. Florida law requires a minimum distance of three feet between a bicycle and a passing vehicle. It is negligent to overtake cyclists at high speeds or close distances, even if there is no physical contact.
At Harry Rosen Law in South Florida, we are currently handling a seriously injured cyclist who was riding his bike on the sidewalk and while riding across the street in a pedestrian walkway was hit by a municipal truck. Although a bicyclist is generally required to ride on the road with traffic there are exceptions that will permit a cyclist to ride on the sidewalk.
What To Do After a Bike Accident
Numerous motorists and law enforcement officers are unfamiliar with bike laws. After a cycling accident, it is important to avoid speaking with representatives of the driver's insurance company because they will use any statement against you or try to settle for an inadequate amount. Contact a bike accident lawyer like Harry Rosen, collect all evidence, file a police report with the driver's information and avoid negotiating with insurance companies. Cyclists do not always realize the extent of their injuries, so it's wise to file a police report and receive medical treatment immediately.
The attorneys at the law firm of Harry Rosen represent victims of bike accidents. Our attorneys will assess your case and help you receive compensation for your injuries and suffering. We strive to make the roads safer for bicyclists and remove the barriers of the road. Call Harry Rosen at (954) 895-7925. Our law firm services Weston, Sunrise, Plantation, Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach, and all of South Florida.
Truck Accidents Lawyer
Experienced Truck Accident LawyersTruck accidents are complex matters. The injured victim should engage an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury lawyer like Harry Rosen has in-depth, specialized insight concerning corporate insurance coverage and the industry regulations and laws relating to truck drivers.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 800,000 people were injured in truck collisions last year. Thousands of these accidents happened in South Florida! Since the average passenger vehicle is no match in size for a commercial truck, drivers and passengers are most likely to suffer fatal injuries in a truck collision. Contact Harry Rosen with any questions you might have about your accident at (954) 895-7925.
Why should an injured victim hire an experienced truck accident lawyer?
Personal injury claims are not one-size-fits-all. For many reasons, the injured person or his or her survivors should hire an attorney with a specialty truck accident experience. An attorney experienced in the nuances of dealing with insurance companies that protect the interests of the trucker and trucking company will serve you well when seeking justice.
What Information is Gathered by Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers?
An experienced truck accident attorney gathers basic information about the case. He or she will ask questions about the truck driver that is pertinent to why the truck accident happened, including:
- How long was the driver on the road without a sleep break?
- Is the driver sleep-deprived?
- Is the driver encouraged to make urgent deliveries on a deadline?
- Does the driver have prior accidents, DUIs, or citations?
- Did the driver file an incident report with the employer?
- Does the truck driver own the truck or does he or she work for a trucking business?
- Does the company or driver lease or rent the truck from someone else?
- What parts of the truck are owned by the driver?
- Where is the owner of the truck headquartered?
An experienced lawyer uses the responses to these questions and others to develop a strategy for the case. The attorney uses facts and Florida law to make a firm case for his or her client.
What roads in South Florida have the most truck accidents?
Driving along Florida’s I-595 East to West corridor between I-95 and I-75 is challenging. Traffic is congested, and many drivers complain that truckers drive recklessly, especially at night. These major South Florida thoroughfares, along with local roads, are frequent sites of truck accidents. Truck accidents occur throughout South Florida, including Weston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Dania Beach, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beach.
Truck collisions are likely to cause severe industries to those traveling in a smaller car or passenger truck. Fractures, head injuries, brain trauma, paralysis, lost limbs, broken bones, dismemberment or death may result. If a truck accident happens, experienced truck accident lawyers will guide each step of the way. Call our experienced truck accident lawyers at Harry Rosen Personal Injury Law in Weston at (954) 895-7925 or contact us now.
Top Rated Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents in 2013 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of motorcycle accident deaths nationally has averaged more than 4,000 per year since 2004. Florida continues to rank high in the number of motorcycle deaths, with 441 deaths reported in 2014, according to the Tampa Tribune. The number of motorcycle accident deaths is terrifying, and the number of incapacitating accidents in Florida is saddening. Accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons such as inebriation, poor vision, inclement weather, distracted driving and the like. Sometimes neglect comes into play in such accidents.
If you or your loved one find yourself in a situation involving motorcycle injury or death, experienced motorcycle accident lawyer Harry Rosen is available to help. Mr. Rosen is highly experienced in assisting injured victims to win the maximum settlement available and in successfully winning wrongful death lawsuits for family members whose loved one has died due to the neglect of others.
What Constitutes Neglect in a Motorcycle Accident?
Neglect is something that occurs when a person acts in a manner that does not protect the best interest of another person. In a motorcycle accident, neglect can occur because of the rider or someone who is driving a vehicle. Drunk driving is one example of neglectful behavior that either party can conduct. Another example of neglectful behavior is distracted vehicle operation. Distracted driving is an incident such as talking to someone in the passenger’s seat while driving or typing text messages/texting while driving. The brief lack of concentration can cause an accident and injure someone severely.
How Can Motorcycle Accident Attorney Rosen Help?
Harry Rosen's years of experience as a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer has benefited hundreds of his clients. Mr. Rosen has helped dozens of individuals obtain the maximum settlement and has helped numerous struggling families to obtain the compensation that they rightly and duly deserve. Mr. Rosen will help you with every aspect of your case. He and his highly professional team start by gathering the documentation necessary to reflect the requested compensatory figure. He will attain the medical records, photographic evidence and other material necessary to prove your case. He will do everything in his power to fight for you and/or your family to obtain your successful settlement. The judge may award one or two types of compensation. Compensatory damages cover the cost of a victim’s hospital bills. Punitive damages are extra awards that a judge may deem necessary because of an additional element of neglect. An accident that involves drunk driving may involve punitive damages, for example.
Harry Rosen is an established motorcycle accident attorney who believes in fighting for the rider’s rights and the rights of his/her family. Contact the office (954) 895-7925 to request an immediate consultation with someone who can help to get the process started.
A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer That Cares
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate more than 60,000 pedestrians were injured as a result of auto accidents in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, about 8,000 accidents in Florida involved pedestrians, resulting in about 500 deaths.
Who is at Fault?
When a pedestrian is injured, it is not always the driver's fault. Sometimes the accident is caused by poor maintenance at the site of the accident. Regardless of who was at fault, pedestrians should seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney with special expertise in pedestrian accidents like Harry Rosen if they are injured.
A Matter of Consequence
Walkers and drivers are expected to be careful and watch out for each other. Pedestrians in many cases have the right of way if following the rules of the road the pedestrian can also be responsible for the collision. Unfortunately, drivers are not always able to avoid a pedestrian, even when they are obeying the law. Children are especially vulnerable to accidents as they are often too young to fully realize the dangers of running into the street or going behind parked cars. Drivers might look before entering traffic, and still not see a small child. I recently favorably resolved a case where a 6-year-old child darted out in front of a car that was driving beyond the posted speed in a school zone.
However, when a driver disobeys the rules of the road or is doing something other than giving full attention to the road, then they are displaying a total disregard for the safety of others. In the eyes of the law, they are considered negligent and need to be held accountable for their actions.
What Kind of Lawyer Do You Need?
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured as the result of negligence on the part of someone else, it’s time to contact Harry Rosen, a seasoned and successful pedestrian accident lawyer. Harry Rosen has a proven track record of getting pedestrian accident victims the compensation they are entitled to. It is our goal to keep our pedestrians safe by holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Keep in mind there is a limited amount of time in which to file a claim against the negligent party. We represent plaintiffs in Weston, North Miami, Sunrise, Davie, Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. Contact our office at (954) 895-7925 for an initial consultation.
Seeking a Construction Accident Lawyer?
Construction accident law covers such areas of law as wrongful death and personal injury that have been caused by accidents that occurred on construction sites. Moreover, it covers regulations applicable to the construction industry and safety laws associated with it.
Harry Rosen - Experience When It Matters Most
Construction accidents can cause injuries that will heal with time and hospital care. However, this is not always the case. There are many cases where an individual's injury is permanent, or even deadly. All of these cases can be brought to court, and if you feel you have been injured or if your family has suffered death through the negligence of an element of the construction industry in Florida, Harry Rosen is here to help you. Mr. Rosen is a board-certified civil trial lawyer who has been recognized for his excellent work. He has more than 30 years of professional, highly successful attorney experience. The Florida Bar Association has recognized him for extremely high standards. Moreover, he is devoted to community service and cares about his construction injury clients.
Mr. Rosen is intimately familiar with the construction industry in Florida and was witness to the rapid growth of Weston, Florida over the last 30 years (He even served as Mayor of Weston). The government agency responsible for maintaining construction site safety is called The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, construction accident laws are not only regulated by this government agency, but also by additional state agencies responsible for overseeing safety regulations applicable to construction sites such as the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Mr. Rosen states "Although I have handled many construction site injuries, one of the first I handled was for an employee who sustained serious injuries when he could not stop the construction elevator from falling 17 stories. Suit was filed against the elevator manufacturer for designing and building a defective elevator as a result of two brakes systems failing to stop the elevator’s fall. I, along with my elevator expert, traveled to a storage yard in Chicago, Illinois where we inspected a 10-year-old elevator. A short time after our inspection the defendant settled the claim for more than $300,000."
Not everyone is able to receive huge settlements for construction injuries. A number of construction workers can receive only ordinary workers’ compensation for their injuries. However, almost all construction workers can receive compensation from parties other than their employer, such as the manufacturer of equipment which caused the accident. Other parties that may be held liable in court for construction injuries are construction managers, construction site owners, and contractors, not to mention engineers who worked on the construction site.
By choosing Harry Rosen as your construction accident attorney, you will be making the right choice. He will not only get you the settlement you deserve, but he will also show interest and compassion for you and your family and will help guide you through the legal process towards the justice you deserve.
If you live near Weston, Florida and want the best possible result in your construction injury lawsuit, contact Harry Rosen for a complimentary consultation at (954) 895-7925.