A bicycle accident can mean a lengthy, painful recovery, expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. Fortunately, if another party was at-fault for your crash, you may be eligible to recover compensation for these losses from that party. However, this process is often quite difficult, especially when attempting to recover from injuries and handle dozens of other tasks.
But you do not need to handle it alone. A bicycle accident lawyer in Florida from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. To schedule an initial consultation, contact our office today at 1-800-747-3733.
Determining Whether You Have a Valid Bicycle Accident Case
When you schedule a consultation with an Anidjar and Levine personal injury lawyer, we will sit down with you and go over the facts of the case. Our primary concerns are protecting your legal rights and fighting for compensation for your damages.
To do so, we must learn a few things about your accident. We might ask you any of the following:
- What are the details of the accident?
- Where did the accident take place?
- Did you see the other driver violate a traffic law or engage in another careless or reckless behavior?
- Were there any eyewitnesses?
- Did you call the police or file a police report?
- What injuries or losses did you suffer?
This will help us better understand how your accident occurred and whether another party might be liable for your injuries. Depending on your accident, there may be several potential liable parties:
- A Driver: If a driver was behaving negligently or recklessly when they hit you, you may be able to hold them accountable.
- An Entity In Charge of Road Maintenance: If your accident resulted from potholes, obstructions, debris in the road, or poor design, a city or municipality might be liable.
- Manufacturer: If brakes, pedals, handlebars, or another component on the bike failed to work correctly, a manufacturer might be responsible.
We can help you file a claim and begin working on a strategy for pursuing compensation for damages.
Recoverable Compensation After a Florida Bicycle Accident
While the value of your case depends on the severity of your injuries, your prognosis, your losses, and several other factors, the damages available in bicycle accident claims might include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Our team will examine your medical bills, W-2s, pay stubs, and other documentation to prove your entitlement to your economic damages. For the more subjective noneconomic damages like pain and suffering and mental anguish, we can discuss your case with family and friends to establish the effect your injuries have had on your life.
How a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case
We Investigate the Accident and Talk to Eyewitnesses
Our investigator will investigate the scene and discuss what occurred with witnesses. We can also examine the police or accident report and talk with law enforcement.
We File Your Claim
The Anidjar and Levine team handles every aspect of the claims filing process including:
- Gathering evidence
- Bolstering your case
- Discussing your case with medical experts
- Meeting deadlines
We Manage Communication With the Insurance Company
Insurers want to make as much money as possible. This means paying you as little as possible. To do so, an insurance company might use several tactics to devalue or deny your claim such as:
- Tricking you into admitting fault
- Getting you to agree that you are not injured
- Offering you a quick settlement that is much lower than you deserve
- Trying to stop you from hiring a lawyer
Our team has decades of combined experience defending clients against these tactics. We will manage communication with the insurer to ensure you do not say or do something that might jeopardize your claim.
We Negotiate With the Insurer for a Fair Settlement
We fight tooth and nail to recover a fair settlement for you. If the insurer will not offer you a fair settlement, we will take it to court and prove to the judge or jury that you deserve compensation.
Act Quickly or You Might Jeopardize Your Claim
While your primary concern after a bicycle accident is your recovery, you do not want to wait too long to begin your injury claim. While you have four years to file an injury suit in Florida, waiting this long can jeopardize your right to compensation. Memories can fade, evidence can disappear, and witnesses can move away.
If you work with an accident attorney on our team, we can handle the claims process allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Schedule a Consultation with a Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Florida bicycle accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine can help you file your lawsuit. Get a free, no-obligation consultation from a bicycle accident lawyer in Florida who can answer your questions and help you file your claim.
To schedule a case evaluation, call us at 1-800-747-3733.