A serious bicycle accident caused by a reckless driver can leave you with massive medical bills and no way to pay them. Your inability to work temporarily—or permanently—may result in financial stress that slows your recovery.
A Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands how a serious accident caused by negligence affects accident victims and their lives. The party responsible for your injuries should pay your medical costs and not you.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we only collect our fee if and when we collect compensation for you. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else. To learn if you have a possible case for a civil action, call 1-800-747-3733 now for a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Gainesville, call (800) 747-3733
Liability for Your Bicycle Injuries
In 2017, Florida held the unique and unfortunate record of most bicycle fatalities in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 125 fatal bike accidents occurred in the Sunshine State that year.
Drivers and cyclists must obey traffic laws and share the road in a safe manner. When a driver takes risks behind the wheel, they place a bicyclist at risk for serious and life-changing harm. Examples of dangerous driver behavior that can result in a traumatic accident include:
- Drinking and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driving drowsy
- Speeding or bullying a cyclist
Some drivers may fail to recognize that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as they do. This failure can lead to driver impatience as they:
- Fail to yield the right-of-way
- Turn right at an intersection and fail to look for an approaching cyclist
- Fail to allow enough space for a cyclist
- Pull out in front of cyclist due to misjudging their speed
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we go the extra mile to determine liability for your bicycle accident. In cases where the fault is not yet determined, we investigate to discover who caused your injuries and to prove negligence.
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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
When it comes to civil action, a case generally involves a personal injury or wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Bicycles offer no protection against an out-of-control vehicle. Catastrophic injuries, like that of a brain or spinal cord injury, can result in extensive medical costs throughout your lifetime.
If you suffered severe injuries while riding your bicycle to work, for exercise, or simply for fun, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Lost wages related to your time away from work
- The loss of future income due to your inability to return to your job
- The pain and suffering you endured due to driver negligence
- Your medical costs from the moment you suffered your injuries, as well as your estimated future medical costs
A wrongful death claim and lawsuit typically involves someone very close to you who died due to the negligence of another party. Most wrongful death claims involve the death of one of the following:
If your loved one’s bicycle ride resulted in their death, the medical and funeral costs remain long after their income stops. These and other related unexpected expenses can only add to the stress of your sudden loss.
The outcome of your civil action depends upon many factors. A Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer may be able to negotiate with an insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf.
While a majority of civil cases settle out of court, the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine stands prepared to go to trial if negotiations do not result in the settlement you deserve.
We handle the full scope of your case and keep you informed about the latest developments. If a negligent driver killed your loved one or you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, call us now for a free case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.
Time Is Short for Filing Your Civil Lawsuit
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases under Florida Statutes § 95.11 is four years. Four years sounds like a long time when in fact, it can pass in the blink of an eye.
Missing this important time limit for filing your lawsuit is not an option. Should you not file on time, you may be barred from ever pursuing compensation.
The same is also true with the statute of limitations for wrongful death; however, the timeline is shorter, with only two years allowed for pursuing civil action.
Do not miss your chance for possible justice and for the financial compensation you need and deserve. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands your anxiety about your rising costs and lack of income. Let us get to work building your case today.
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The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Provides Responsive Legal Care
You may want to secure legal representation soon after your bicycle accident to protect your best interests. Insurance companies may start to call you in hopes you will settle without a lawyer. You may prove them wrong by hiring a Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we work on a contingency-fee-basis. That means our fee is contingent—or depends upon—whether we win compensation for you.
We require no deposit or retainer, but rather collect our fee from your compensation. If we do not win, you do not pay.
Seeking compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death claim and lawsuit is a complicated process. Your injuries or your loss makes it nearly impossible to handle such responsibility.
Seek legal representation today by contacting the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.