Bicycle riding is an enjoyable pastime that provides a wealth of healthy benefits. Unfortunately, bicyclists are especially vulnerable to motor vehicles and often suffer catastrophic injuries in collisions. If you’ve been hit by a car or truck while riding your bike, we can help. Contact a Boynton Beach bicycle accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for more information.
Our personal injury team will review your case and investigate to determine who was at fault. We will work with you to hold the driver accountable and get compensation for your injuries.
Getting Compensation After A Boynton Beach Bicycle Accident
Use your free case evaluation to understand the value of your injuries and other losses. We will listen to your account of the accident, ask some questions, answer your questions, and develop an action plan for you.
When we work with you, we will use all the available information to develop a list of economic and non-economic compensation you might be eligible to receive. Economic damages address your direct costs for medical care and other losses. Non-economic damages cover things that have no immediate monetary value but affect your life negatively.
Economic And Non-Economic Damages
Some of the areas we can seek reimbursement for include:
- Medical costs (current and projected future costs)
- Medical transportation costs
- Physical therapy
- Medical devices, such as crutches, wheelchairs, and splints
- Surgery and follow-up care
- In-home medical or nursing care
- Property damage to repair or replace your bike
- Lost wages due to your injuries
- Lower earning capacity
We will calculate your current costs using medical reports, bills, doctor’s statements, and repair estimates. Once we have that figure, we can estimate future or continuing expenditures to provide compensation throughout your recovery period.
Non-economic damages cover areas such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of relationship status
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
- Disfigurement or scarring
It is more difficult to attach a value to non-economic losses. Our team uses the total of your economic burden and a formula to calculate a fair amount of compensation.
Benefits Of Working With A Bicycle Accident Lawyer From Our Law Firm
When you work with our experienced bicycle accident team, we do all the legwork while you concentrate on healing. Some of the tasks we will accomplish include the following:
- Investigating your accident
- Speaking with witnesses
- Verifying the police report
- Working with accident reconstruction specialists
- Working with medical professionals to assess your injuries
- Communicate with insurance companies
- File all necessary documentation promptly
- Negotiate for a fair settlement amount
- Pursue a lawsuit in civil court if necessary
- Represent you at all meetings and hearings
Our team will provide you with regular status updates on the progress of your case. We understand how difficult it is to trust someone with your financial and medical security after an accident. In the hopes of fostering peace of mind, we express our compassion and aim to be responsive to your needs. You’ll have your lawyer’s phone number and email to get answers when needed.
You Can Afford Our Bicycle Accident Attorney In Boynton Beach
Paying for an attorney can seem daunting. Our team offers a free case evaluation to start you off. After we discuss your accident, we will talk to you about our no-risk fee agreement. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we expect no upfront fees from you.
This arrangement lets us provide top-notch legal representation without stress-testing your wallet. We will accept our fees and expenses from your final settlement or court-awarded compensation.
Our Investigation Will Uncover The Liable Party
During our investigation, we will compile the information necessary to prove the four elements required to file for negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Duty of care refers to the requirement for all drivers to obey the road rules. When a driver fails, it is considered a breach of duty. If your injuries were caused (causation) by a driver doing something illegal that resulted in damages (your injuries), the accident meets the four elements.
Once we can prove that the driver’s actions were negligent, we can pursue compensation from them for your injuries.
You Have A Time Limit To File A Lawsuit
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) allows up to four years for injured persons to file a personal injury lawsuit. That might seem like a long time, but it can pass quickly.
If you have lost a loved one, the time limit to file a wrongful death case expires after two years per Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d). Having a legal representative in personal injury and wrongful death cases is helpful to ensure that you meet the fundamental time limits for filing.
Common Injuries From Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles are much smaller than motor vehicles. This simple fact means that bicyclists will likely suffer grievous injury when the two collide. Some common injuries from Boynton Beach bicycle accidents can include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Sprains, strains, and severe bruising
- Cuts, scrapes, and abrasions (road rash)
- Broken teeth
- Head injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Permanent scarring
- Paralysis, partial or complete
- Loss of limbs
The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Department reported 7,108 bicycle accidents in Florida in 2022. Of the reported accidents, more than 6,600 resulted in injuries, and more than 200 resulted in fatalities. In Palm Beach County, 480 bicycle crashes resulted in over 400 injuries and more than a dozen deaths. Where there are motor vehicles, bicyclists are at risk. Injured victims deserve an advocate in these cases.
If you were injured or lost a family member in a Boynton Beach bicycle accident, seeking legal advice about compensation can be beneficial.
Traffic Laws in Boynton Beach Protect Bicyclists
FLHSMV outlines bike safety tips for motorists and bicyclists. Additionally, specific laws work on Florida roadways to protect bicyclists. Some of these are:
- Drivers must allow three feet of clearance when passing or driving alongside bicyclists.
- Drivers must yield to bikes within a bike lane when turning and must turn behind the bicycle.
- Drivers should avoid using high-beam lights when approaching bicyclists.
Some recommendations will allow bikes to travel safer, including checking for bicycles before opening your car door. Parents can also check for tips and suggestions to teach children to ride safely.
Don’t Wait – Begin Your Free Consultation Today
A Boynton Beach bicycle accident lawyer is ready to hear about your accident today. Our team can provide guidance and offer options about your next steps. Contact our bicycle accident team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for your free consultation.
We Can Help.