St Petersburg, FL (February 28, 2022) – A man was hospitalized after being struck while riding a bicycle in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning, February 27, on 38th Avenue N.
Reports revealed that 45-year-old Carl Budinsky was riding a bike when he was rear-ended by a motor vehicle. The impact caused Budinsky to be thrown from his bicycle. The at-fault driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party.
Budinsky was taken to Bayfront Health for treatment of sustained injuries. He is reportedly in critical condition.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Carl Budinsky and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida is without a doubt one of the most dangerous states for bicycle riders. In 2019, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 6,633 bicycle accidents, up from the previous year. The number of cyclists killed in the state has also increased, from 150 in 2018 to 155 in 2019. Bicycle accidents account for around 2% of all road deaths each year, with head injuries accounting for the bulk of fatalities.
Even if you believe your claim is unbeatable, you should still seek legal advice from an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney to ensure that your right to compensation is protected. Many bicyclists wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer after a collision at a crosswalk, but even the most straightforward injury claims can present unexpected challenges for those with little legal experience. It’s possible that this is your first time filing an injury claim, and you’ll need the assistance of a knowledgeable St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyer.
Bicycle Crash Lawyers in St. Petersburg
If the driver is to blame for your injuries after a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover the money you need to get back on your feet. Rebein Law has extensive experience assisting victims of bicycle accidents who have sustained serious injuries, and we are eager to get started on your case right away.
Contact Attorney Paul Rebein today at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case if you have been wrongfully injured by a careless driver.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.