If a negligent driver struck you on your bicycle in Clearwater, Florida, and you suffered injuries, you may have a case against them. A Clearwater bicycle accident lawyer can handle the entirety of your case while you recover, as your health is a priority right now.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay any upfront costs for our services. We only get paid once you are fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today for your free consultation with a member of our team. We offer responsive legal care and go the extra mile for our clients.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
While you may be perfectly able to file a personal injury claim on your own, you shouldn’t have to take on the stress that comes with it. You were involved in a preventable bicycle accident and are possibly suffering from severe injuries.
You should be focusing on recuperating and not adding more to your plate. We understand how insurance companies work—they might try to devalue claims so they can pay you less compensation than you deserve.
Allow us to file the claim on your behalf. We will likely have to negotiate with the insurer to get you the monetary award that covers all your losses. In the event that the insurance adjuster does not agree to our proposed settlement, we will take the case to trial and fight for a fair court award.
What We Do for You
We can build a powerful personal injury case so long as we are able to prove negligence by showing:
- The negligent party owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty
- The accident they caused resulted in your injuries
- You endured losses such as medical expenses and property damage due to the accident
To prove the four elements of negligence, we will need ample evidence. Evidence includes pictures and/or videos of the scene of the accident, your injuries, your bicycle, and the vehicle that you collided with. We will also need your medical records and bills, which we can obtain from your doctor.
We can interview witnesses to the accident if there were any. If you have contact information, let us reach out to them and gather any relevant information they may have that can benefit your claim.
If we feel it is necessary, we can hire an accident reconstruction specialist to analyze the accident and discuss how and why it occurred. A medical expert can help, too, to talk about how your injuries will impact your life in the long run.
We will also evaluate your losses to figure out the settlement amount we are looking to secure for you.
We will stop at nothing to get you the settlement or court award that restores your financial losses. Having a lawyer take care of your claim and/or lawsuit saves you a lot of time, energy, and stress.
Negligent Behaviors That Can Cause Bicycle Accidents
A lawyer can identify what exactly caused your bicycle accident. Some common negligent behaviors that many drivers are guilty of that can cause a serious accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Running a red light
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Illegally turning
- Following a bicyclist too closely
- Failure to yield
Some drivers take issue with sharing the road with bicyclists, and some have a bad habit of driving negligently. We can investigate the accident, hold the driver accountable for their misconduct, and fight for the justice and financial recovery you deserve.
Your Time to File a Lawsuit Is Limited
You can file a claim immediately after your bicycle accident, or you or a lawyer may wish to file a lawsuit if a sufficient settlement from an insurer is not attainable.
In Florida, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a). If a loved one died due to their injuries in a bicycle accident, there is a two-year deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit, as stated in Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d). Two and four years may seem like plenty of time, and you may feel there is no rush to take action. However, a Clearwater bicycle accident lawyer needs all the time they can get to create a compelling case for you.
In a few years, evidence may be lost, and you may be unable to get a hold of witnesses. Evidence and witness testimony are crucial to your case, so the sooner a lawyer can begin work on your case, the better. In addition, you may be able to get compensated sooner.
Call 1-800-747-3733 to talk to someone in our office today about your case. We want to inform you of your legal options and advocate for you.
Recoverable Damages in a Bicycle Accident Case
When seeking compensation in a personal injury case, you may be entitled to economic and/or non-economic damages.
Examples of economic damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Home health aide costs
Examples of non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
A lawyer can figure out what damages you are owed after your accident and get to work on pursuing restitution. If you lost a family member to a negligent driver, we offer our deepest condolences. We know that no amount of compensation will bring back the life of a loved one. We hope that a financial award after a bicycle accident can remedy the financial burden you are facing.
A Clearwater Bicycle Accident Lawyer Wants to Represent You
The aftermath of a bicycle crash can be a scary and difficult time, but you are not alone. A lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is eager to help in many ways. Do not worry about having to pay for legal assistance as we operate on contingency. We are here to bring you justice and a monetary award that helps you get your feet back on the ground.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today for your free consultation with a dedicated representative.
We Can Help.