Florida is generally considered the most dangerous state to ride a bicycle. Since 2012, Florida has averaged well over 6,000 motor vehicle related bicycle accidents each year and the number of accidents has been on the rise. In fact, Florida has nearly double the bicycle accident related fatalities than the second deadliest cycling state.
Very similar to motorcycle accidents, collisions between cars and bicycles will often result in catastrophic injuries to the bicyclist. The lack of protection for the bicycle rider and the dramatic weight difference between a motor vehicle and a bicycle puts the bicyclist at a substantially greater risk for serious injury or death.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent any serious bicycle accident victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all bicycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
It’s not uncommon for our injury law firm to see bicycle accident victims facing tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages because of their collision with a motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may also be facing a long-term or permanent disability that can negatively affect your future earnings capacity and quality of life.
It’s important for bicycle accident victims to understand that compensation for their damages may be available to them, not only from their own auto insurance, but the at-fault party’s auto insurance as well.
If you have been injured on a bicycle, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim to recover compensation for the following:
Navigating the legal waters of a bicycle accident claim, on your own, can be difficult. Like car accidents, auto insurance is usually the primary source of compensation for bicycle accident injury claims. However, determining liability and the insurance coverage available for an injury claim can vary dramatically from case to case.
The following are a few examples of factors that can impact what compensation may or may not be available to an injured bicycle accident victim:
The answers to these questions and many others can and will determine the compensation you are entitled to and what insurance policies that compensation comes from. Rest assured, all the involved insurance companies, including the bicycle accident victim’s own insurance carrier, will know the answers. The insurance adjusters will use them in every way possible to deny the claim outright or limit the compensation they may offer as a settlement to the victim(s).
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