It is not possible to give an average settlement value for a bicycle accident since the details of every case vary widely. However, you can expect several factors to affect your settlement value, such as the severity of your injuries and the losses involved.
We can help you determine what your Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident case is worth and negotiate on your behalf.
Types of Compensation You Could Seek After a Bicycle Accident
If someone else caused your accident and injuries, you could seek compensation for your financial and non-financial losses. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering, compensating you for severe pain or other life hardships
- Medical costs, including all related past, present, and future medical care required for your injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement, compensating you for physical changes to your appearance and any resulting challenges to your life
- Property damage, including the cost of repairing or replacing your bike
- Income losses, reflecting the income that you already lost and any reduced earnings in the future
Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to seek these and additional forms of compensation.
If You Lost a Loved One in a Bike Accident
For those who have lost a loved one in a bike accident, you may be able to seek other forms of compensation. You could seek damages for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of support and services
- Medical expenses your loved one needed
We can help you pursue a wrongful death case so that you don’t have to handle legal details during this difficult time.
Factors That May Affect the Value of a Bicycle Accident Case
There is no predetermined amount that you can expect from a settlement. When you begin the process of an insurance claim or lawsuit, your case value will be assessed based on factors such as the following:
The Value of Your Losses
As mentioned, your losses can include both financial and non-financial losses, but the total award you receive will greatly depend on how much your injuries cost you.
For example, if your injuries were especially serious and required emergency care as well as surgeries, physical therapy, and more, your case value could be higher based on these higher costs.
The Extent to Which the Accident has Impacted Your Life
Some injuries affect your day-to-day life so severely that it’s hard to go about daily tasks, work your normal job, or see your usual household responsibilities through.
You could also be able to include these forms of losses as part of your case value. Similar to medical bills, the more severely your injuries have affected you or limited your ability to enjoy life as you did before, the more likely you can seek a higher amount.
Who was Liable for the Accident
A driver of a personal vehicle may have caused your crash, but many other parties may have been responsible. They could include:
- A rideshare driver
- A truck driver
- A construction crew that left debris in the road
Depending on who caused your crash, liability in your case may prove to be more complex, which could affect your settlement value. For instance, if a truck driver was responsible, then the trucking company may be liable for your claim.
When you’re dealing with entities such as trucking companies, you may be able to seek up to the limits of a higher-value insurance policy if your case warrants it.
In Florida, you are not prevented from filing a case if you were partly responsible for an accident, according to Florida Statutes §768.81.
However, depending on whether you were deemed partly responsible for the accident, your settlement could be affected based on your percentage of fault. We can work to show that the other party was primarily responsible.
We can Help You Seek the Best Possible Settlement
After an accident, you may not want to handle emails, negotiations, and study up on personal injury law. We can do everything necessary to seek a fair settlement, including:
- Determining a value for your case and gathering compelling evidence
- Assessing liability and demonstrating fault
- Communicating with all other parties for you
- Taking your case to court, if we can’t seek a fair settlement through negotiations
- Ensuring your case complies with the state’s statute of limitations for filing suit as outlined in Florida Statutes §95.11.
We will answer all your questions about your legal options, keeping you in the loop with every step of your case. You can even expect to receive your lawyer’s phone number.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a Free Case Review
We will go the extra mile for your case. What’s more, you will receive a free case review. During your call, you can ask us about average settlement values for cases for bike accident cases similar to yours.
Call our bicycle accident lawyers today for free.