If you were a bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Jacksonville, you could be left with severe physical injuries. Your injuries can result in extensive medical bills and other financial expenses and losses.
You may be able to recoup your expenses from the hit-and-run accident. If we can identify the at-fault driver, our hit-and-run accident lawyers can pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled. When you are ready to seek financial recovery, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can handle your case.
Calculating Your Damages to Seek fair Compensation
To determine the value of your case, we will take a look at the extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life. You may stand to recoup not only the immediate losses you suffered after the accident but also any long-term injury-related costs you will face in the future. Additionally, we can help you calculate your non-economic losses that also qualify for compensation.
The expenses we can help you recover may include:
- Medical bills
- Long-term care and rehabilitation
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disfigurement
- Physical disability
- Property damage
- Loss of quality of life
When you are ready to seek compensation for your injury-related expenses and losses, we will be there to help. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine aim for our clients to suffer no further losses due to their accident-related injuries.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
If a Jacksonville hit-and-run accident caused you to lose a loved one, we can seek compensation through a wrongful death case. We can help recover:
- Funeral expenses, including burial or cremation costs
- Loss of inheritance for the income your loved one would have provided
- Loss of consortium for the emotional support and services your loved one contributed
- Your loved one’s injury-related medical bills
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing
While you spend time with your family and honor your loved one, we can get to work pursuing fair compensation that can help in their absence.
How We Can Help
In the immediate aftermath of the hit and run accident, you deserve to focus on your health and recovery. Let us handle the legal process for you. Our personal injury lawyers can begin investigating your case and filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Identify the Liable Driver
It can be difficult to identify the driver who struck you. We can work with the police to review the crash report to gather any evidence that may point to the driver’s identity. We can also interview accident witnesses and conduct independent investigations.
File an Insurance Claim
If we can identify the liable driver, we may be able to file an insurance claim with their provider. Sometimes, negligent drivers abscond from the scene of an accident because they do not have insurance. If this is the case, we can pursue a lawsuit against them on your behalf.
Negotiate with Insurers
If the liable driver does have coverage, we can compile the evidence of your damages to negotiate a fair settlement. We may use your medical documents and the testimonies of expert witnesses to demonstrate your losses and ensure you seek compensation that will fairly cover them. We can prevent you from accepting an initial offer that does not adequately compensate you.
Represent You at Trial
If we cannot come to an agreement with the insurer, we will not hesitate to take your case to court. When we file a lawsuit on your behalf, we will assume all of the paperwork and communications that come with it. We will present our findings of the driver’s liability and your resulting damages to the jury and seek a court-awarded offer.
The Time to Act is Now
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you could face lengthy recovery times. The time it takes to recover from the physical injuries of a hit-and-run accident can be even more stressful if you are working on building your personal injury insurance lawsuit at the same time.
Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) generally limits the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit to four years from the date of the accident. Do not delay filing your suit for compensation, or you could unintentionally forfeit your right to file any legal action at all. When we handle your lawsuit, you can worry about getting better while we take care of everything else—including making sure your suit is filed on time.
The Road to Recovery Can Be Complicated
When a driver strikes a bicyclist, the resulting injuries for the victim often require emergency medical care and long-term rehabilitation. A victim may have to undergo surgery, and some may never be able to make a full medical recovery.
Some of the injuries a bicyclist may suffer include:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Lacerations and scarring
- Broken bones
- Chronic widespread pain
- Loss of limbs
In the worst-case scenario, these injuries prove too complex and severe for the victim to survive.
Even worse, research shows that cyclists can still suffer severe injuries when they take preventative measures. Even if a bicyclist abides by the laws of the road, such as using a designated bicyclist lane, their injuries often prove as severe as if they were hit in traffic, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
We Offer Free Consultations
If you feel overwhelmed by the legal process, we can offer a free consultation to determine the merit of your case and how much it may be worth. You are under no obligation during this consultation, and you may find you have more legal options than you originally thought.
We can discuss your case and explain how one of our Jacksonville bicycle accident attorneys can handle it. Take advantage of this opportunity; you have nothing to lose.
Work with Us After a Hit and Run Accident in Jacksonville
If a hit-and-run accident left you with injuries, medical bills, and lost income, you may have options for financial recovery. Do not give up because you cannot immediately identify the driver of the car that struck your bicycle.
A Jacksonville hit-and-run accident lawyer can work with the police to help identify the at-fault driver. If we can identify them, we will fight to hold them responsible for the financial impact of the collision. When you are ready to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling today.