No matter where you or your loved one were riding a bicycle in Sarasota, drivers had a duty to act responsibly and avoid colliding with you. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, then a driver or other liable parties may have compromised your short-and long-term health.
A Sarasota bicycle accident lawyer may be able to win compensation for you or a loved one. Whether you are dealing with an injury or wrongful death, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Bicyclists in Sarasota Are Entitled to Safety
Bicyclists in all corners of Sarasota are entitled to a safe biking environment. They have a reasonable expectation of safety, and motorists have a duty to drive in ways that make this expectation a reality.
Motorists who do not fully consider the dangers of striking a bicyclist may cause serious injury or death. Bicyclists are completely exposed to the danger of an oncoming vehicle, even more so than occupants of motor vehicles. When a vehicle strikes a bicyclist, the likelihood of a serious injury occurring may be great.
Some of the injuries that may happen when a motorist hits a bicyclist are:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated joints
- Road rash
- Injuries to internal organs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding
Physical injuries may have lasting symptoms and may contribute to psychological problems. A lawyer will make a complete record of the problems you have experienced because of a bicycle accident in Sarasota.
A Lawyer Will Make a Record of Your Losses
One of the ways that a lawyer will help you is by documenting your losses. Creating and maintaining an up-to-date record of the losses that come from your accident may be an essential part of seeking compensation.
As a bicycle accident victim, your injuries may be extensive. Those injuries could require:
- Numerous doctor’s appointments
- One or more surgeries
- Periods of hospitalization
- One or more medications
- A long process of rehabilitation
The cost of accident-related medical care can be significant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that motor vehicle accident deaths cost $4.4 billion in Florida in 2017.
Bicycle accident victims like you or your loved one may have substantial personal losses in the form of medical costs, past and future lost income, damage to your bicycle, permanent disability, and otherwise.
A lawyer will put on paper all of the ways that your bicycle accident has caused you harm. They will determine how much compensation you deserve for your losses and will file a lawsuit or insurance claim to start the process of seeking awards.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to complete your free consultation and start your case for awards.
A Lawyer Can Help You Recover
There are several possible benefits to hiring a lawyer, and your health is one consideration that may lead you to hire an attorney. The process of completing a lawsuit or insurance claim may take away from your ability to recover. A lawsuit may require:
- Significant time
- Physical effort
- Significant cognitive effort
The duties necessary to complete a lawsuit or even an insurance claim may not be beneficial for your health. The time that you would have to spend tending to your lawsuit is time that you may spend resting, engaging in therapy, or recovering in other ways.
A lawyer will handle your case. You can worry about getting better while the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handles the rest.
A Sarasota Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Immediately After Your Accident
You do not need to be certain that you want to file a lawsuit in order for a lawyer to be helpful. Speaking with a lawyer or a lawyer’s team may be worth your time no matter how long ago your accident happened.
Just after your accident, a lawyer may:
- Ensure that you receive the medical treatment that you need
- Collect records of your medical care
- Start a record of your losses
- Protect you from bad-faith actions by insurance companies
- Defend your rights
A lawyer can also help if you have lost a loved one from a bicycle accident. If your loved one has passed away, you may feel overwhelmed and grief-stricken—a lawyer will ensure that you do not have to worry about legal proceedings.
Your Lawyer Will Negotiate for Fair Compensation
A lawsuit or insurance claim may require many individual steps. Even still, your lawyer will have a singular goal, and that is to recover an amount of compensation that covers your losses. They will seek to accomplish this goal by securing a settlement from an insurance company or another liable party.
Your lawyer will rely on their record of your losses to determine the compensation you deserve. During negotiations, they may make the case that:
- The responsible party owed you a duty of care as a bicyclist in Sarasota.
- The responsible party put you in danger by violating their duty of care.
- The responsible party’s disregard for their duty of care caused your accident.
- Your accident has caused your losses.
Call Our Team Today
If you or a loved one was injured as a bicyclist in Sarasota, then our team would like to hear from you. A Sarasota bicycle accident lawyer will go the extra mile in seeking justice for you.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to speak with our team about how we can help with a lawsuit or insurance claim.
We Can Help.