Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Broward County, Palm Beach & South Florida

Lyons & Snyder offers specialized legal representation to bicyclists and pedestrians injured by someone else’s negligence.   Most commonly, this involves individuals hit by distracted drivers. 

Our personal injury attorneys will take the time to explain with you the process of determining a likely settlement value and the reasons why bicycle accident cases and pedestrian accident cases in South Florida may resolve for certain amounts. They will also provide guidance on what, if anything, you can do to maximize the value of your case.

South Florida is unique in that many residents ride bicycles as opposed to, or in addition to, cars.   People also frequently walk or ride bicycles to schools, parks, the beach, dining and entertainment establishments, such as Atlantic Avenue, Las Olas Blvd., or just throughout their neighborhoods (i.e. Plantation, Parkland, Weston and Davie).

 

Many drivers, however, are not comfortable sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians. This results in a higher number of accidents, especially in neighborhoods. Commonly accidents occur around dawn and dusk (as drivers have trouble seeing bicycles and pedestrians).   Unfortunately, some of the accidents can be catastrophic. 

 

Unlike a passenger in a car (who is shielded in the armor of their vehicle), cyclists and pedestrians are riding around vulnerable and exposed. As a result, cycling and pedestrian accidents can suffer significant injuries following a crash.     Sadly, we have represented both cyclists and pedestrians who have been killed by negligent drivers.

 

Common injuries following a pedestrian or cyclists accident include:

 

  1. Concussion and/or Head Injury (If you have suffered a head injury, it is imperative you immediately seek medical assistance)
  2. Broken Wrist
  3. Broken Ribs
  4. Torn Shoulder
  5. Torn Knee
  6. Road Rash
  7. Neck Injuries
  8. Back Injuries
  9. Disfigurement

 

We have also represented numerous children involved in bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Some of these injuries have been significant. As parents ourselves, these cases hit home as they could have easily been one of our loved ones. You can trust that Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder will treat your case as if our own children were injured. We will not let you down.

 

Get In Touch Today To Discuss Your Claim

 

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Amanda Merced
Amanda Merced
13:44 21 Oct 20
After my accident i was so scared on the legal process that was gonna follow and having to speak to a lawyer. Phil Snyder was recommended by a friend, and am i glad i went. Him and his assistant Martha are very organized, always respond in a timely matter, informative, and professional. Forever thankful to Phil and Martha for working so hard everyday to get the highest settlement. Will be reaching back if in need of any future legal questions.
A Google User
A Google User
18:15 05 Oct 20
Thank you, Phil for all your help. I also enjoyed working with Martha. I appreciate you both for going above and beyond to assist me after my accident.
Ron Kapellusch
Ron Kapellusch
17:41 18 Sep 20
Many thanks to Marc and Vanessa for handling our injury case. They kept in constant contact with us and we received a settlement far beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend this firm
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13:49 24 Aug 20
Mr. Collins and his team at Lyons, Snyder & Collins, PA. was nothing but exceptional, professional, and responsive with my case. They address any concerns that I might had and were able to handle my case in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this legal team to handle any future family cases that I might have or refer my friends and colleagues.
Dana Sailsman
Dana Sailsman
04:05 17 Aug 20
I was quite impressed with everyone at Lyons, Snyder and Collin, P.A. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys. Sean and Nabeel superbly handled my relocation case. It was a difficult case and they let me know of the difficulties up front. They also reassured me that they would do whatever they could to try and obtain a positive outcome. Nabeel went above and beyond to make certain everything went smoothly. He kept in constant communication and was there whenever I had any questions or concerns.
luci vantol
luci vantol
20:09 17 Jul 20
This was my first time needing a lawyer. Phil Snyder was recommended by a friend. Him and his assistant Martha are wonderful. They are both very professional, personable, quick to respond, stayed on top of the case all the way through , kept me informed at all time, and worked their tails off to make sure that I was taken care off. I just know that I ever need any kind of legal help they will be the first one that I will reach out too. Thank you again Phil and Martha for a wonderful job.
Christine Schafer
Christine Schafer
17:27 24 Jun 20
The lawyers at Lyons, Snyder, & Collin are all truly exceptional. As an attorney myself, I’m very selective with who I recommend to my own clients for various legal needs because, ultimately, it is a reflection on me. Should any of my own clients get into a car accident or face family issues (such as divorce, paternity issues, etc) then this is the firm I recommend. Phil, Sean and Marc are brilliant, professional, aggressive and top notch lawyers. Their team is responsive, efficient and on the ball. Hire this firm - you wont regret it!
rosemary familia
rosemary familia
21:09 27 May 20
Phil and Martha are an amazing team! Throughout the entire process of dealing with my out of state case, from start to finish they were professional, informative, and very quick to respond. Even when i thought about asking a particular question they would already provide an answer before even knowing i was thinking about it! Thank you both for keeping me calm throughout this and help providing me with the information i needed for relief. Phil - for all of those calls keeping me up to date with the process - Thank you for your patience.
George Przybylski
George Przybylski
14:13 20 Mar 20
I was in a serious motor vehicle accident and in need of a good attorney. What I found was an amazing law firm in Lyons, Snyder, & Collin, P.A. I spoke to Mr. Snyder for the first time and he spent over an hour on the phone going over every detail of my case. From day one I was updated at least once a week if not more on the progress of my case. Mr. Snyder’s assistant Martha was a god sent. She would return emails and calls within minutes. If there is any reason to hire a law firm then this is the only call you need to make, and rest assured that everything that can be done will be done in a timely manner. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. If you want the best of the best then call Lyons, Snyder, & Collin, P.A.
Elena B
Elena B
17:28 19 Feb 20
I found Sean Collin through Google search, I'm glad that I did! After having few lawyers and a bad mediation agreement, I came to Sean hopeless and insecure. He was able to give me solutions to the situation I was in. After going to court and trying to settle my mediation agreement, Sean was able to help in changing my mediation agreement and finalize everything towards my favor! Now, once is completely over, I could not be thankful enough to Sean Collin and his team for their understanding, professionalism and caring! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need! I can't thank them enough for being there during difficult times!
AYSUN TURAL
AYSUN TURAL
01:23 19 Feb 20
My experience with Lyons, Snyder & Collin , PA law firm has been a great one. I am very happy with how Mr. Snyder handled my car accident case with the results. I have nothing but good things to say about them.The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and Martha or my attorney Philip Snyder would always have an answer for me. Their follow up before and after my surgery was outstanding. They care about their clients well being.I have texted and called the staff at any time and have always received an immediate answer that was detailed.They exceeded my expectations . I have highly recommended them to family and friends and will continue. This is a very professional, courteous and caring group which work hard for their clients.Thank you Martha for always being so pleasant and to my Attorney Phill Snyder for all you did for me. I would definitely recommend this law firm…and would definitely use them again.
Lauren Pomerantz
Lauren Pomerantz
00:06 20 Dec 19
These are caring professionals! I would only recommend my family or friends to see them. I was fortunate to have the help of Phil Snyder who is one of the most helpful and thorough lawyers you will ever meet. He cares about his clients very much and it’s easy to see. Also, Martha was incredible in the office! She also is helping make the magic happen. I highly recommend!
Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez
16:56 19 Dec 19
Phillip, and his team excel in communication, and are ahead of the curb. Martha is lovely, and she is quick to reply. Part of being successful is the team you build, and surround yourself with. This is exactly that and more. Phillip is always considerate, caring and compassionate. He wants the best for his clients and is passionate about what he does. I had an unfortunate situation, and for him I am thankful. I could not have asked for a better team, and if ever I need anything legally, I feel confident in knowing that they will steer me in the right direction. Trust me, you want them to take care of you!!!! -Gaby
judy subachan
judy subachan
20:34 13 Dec 19
5.0 star rating 12/9/2019 I was going through a difficult divorce. I was a single mom with 3 children, and I was not receiving any child support. A friend referred me to Sean Collin. I went to see Sean. He was knowledgeable, helpful with all my concerns, and compassionate through the most difficult time in my life. The results of my divorce, are better then I hoped for. Sean and his team, went above and beyond, and always kept me informed. I would highly recommend Sean and his team to my family and friends. Thank you Sean, for everything you did for me and my children!!!
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Our Victories

 

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,250,000

WRONGFUL DEATH: NEGLIGENT HIRING  

$1,250,000

TRUCKING ACCIDENT

$905,000

HEAD-ON CAR ACCIDENT

$775,000

SIDESWIPE ACCIDENT

$730,000

T-BONE PICK UP TRUCK ACCIDENT  

$575,000

HEAD-ON / T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT   

$500,000

REAR-END TRUCKING ACCIDENT  

$415,000

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,250,000

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,168,000

HEAD-ON CRASH  

$815,000

PEDESTRIAN CRASH

$800,000

REAR-END BOX TRUCK ACCIDENT  

$615,000

T-BONE ACCIDENT  

$525,000

REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT  

$525,000

REAR-END ACCIDENT AND DIMINISHED VALUE  

$445,000

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When we are not in court, Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder serve as legal commentators for CNN, FOX News, and HLN.

Here are some tips to reduce the likelihood of a crash with injuries involving a young child. 

  1. Wear a properly fitted helmet. Wearing a helmet will reduce your child’s chances of sustaining a brain injury if they happen to be involved in a crash.
    2. Make sure your child has an appropriately sized bike.
    3. Be visible. Ensure that your child’s bike has reflectors and lights. If your child is riding at or after dusk, make sure they are wearing bright clothing. A higher percentage of bicycle-related crashes occur at or around dusk.
    4. Ride WITH traffic (in the same direction).
    5. (Depending on the age of the rider) stay off sidewalks and walkways, whenever possible. Vehicles backing out or turning into driveways may not be able to view a child riding on a sidewalk or walkway.
    6. Stay off their cell phone.
    7. Ride in groups.
    8. Wear appropriate clothing. No flip-flops.
    9. Learn hand signals for turning.
    10. Walk, not ride, your bike across crosswalks, especially crosswalks with a lot of traffic or coming around a curve.

 

Bicycle and pedestrian cases can be significantly more complicated that the “run-of-the-mill” car accident. From the moment we are hired, we diligently work to preserve evidence, take photos, speak with witnesses and help find you treatment, even if you do not have health insurance.

Our personal injury attorneys will listen to you concerns and answer your questions.   Some common questions include

  • What if there is a liability dispute?
  • Who pays to repair your bicycle? ​
  • Who pays your hospital bills, transport/ambulance bills and your future medical bills?
  • How to get qualified for PIP benefits through YOUR car insurance, a resident-relative’s car insurance or the at-fault driver’s car insurance?
  • Who pays for lost wages?
  • Which doctors specialize in injuries to children?
  • Which doctors in South Florida will take personal injury cases?
  • Should you go to the hospital?
  • Should you treat with a chiropractor or orthopedic surgeon?
  • Are you covered through your uninsured motorist benefits?
  • What is the value of your claim?
  • Pros/cons of filing a lawsuit?

 

While obviously there is no amount of money that can be given to our clients that will ever justify or make up for the long term impact that a very bad bike accident can have on an individual and their loved ones, it will hopefully offer support and some level of justice towards the financial side of the complications that injuries sustained in an bicycle accident can have on someone’s life.   You can trust that our attorneys will keep in touch with you every step of the way. We will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve and will ensure the insurance company feels your pain. 

Accident attorneys Philip M. Snyder and Marc P. Lyons handle all bicycle and pedestrian accidents on a contingency basis.  This means if we do not collect any money, you owe us nothing. That is our no-fee guarantee. 

Call now for a free consultation.

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Meet Our Personal Injury Attorneys

Marc P. Lyons

Marc P. Lyons

Attorney

Mr. Lyons is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including car accidents, trucking accidents, Ride Share & more.

Philip M. Snyder

Philip M. Snyder

Attorney

Philip Snyder is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including all types of car accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and more.

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