Can I sue for injuries resulting from a bike accident?
When an accident occurs involving a bicycle and motor vehicle, the resulting injuries can be anywhere from minor to tragic. In the last few years, I have had more bike accident cases than ever before. More and more people are riding bicycles, whether it be for exercise, leisure, or as a mode of transportation. Most urban areas already have bicycle lanes on the roadways, and construction is ongoing to add more of these lanes to meet the demand and the growing population. As more individuals are choosing to ride their bikes, these accidents are becoming more common. As you would expect, these accidents often result in serious injuries.
There are statutes which set forth the “rules of the road” for motor vehicles and bicyclists. You will likely need an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through these laws and make sure the responsible party is found liable. Sometimes, both the bicyclist and the motor vehicle driver are found to be at fault for the accident. It is important to know that under Florida law, you are still entitled to make a claim even if you are partially responsible for an accident. Make sure to call an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the facts of the accident and the applicable “rules of the road”.
Obviously, if you have been injured in an accident, the most important thing to do is seek the appropriate medical treatment. Once you are able, you will want to call an attorney to discuss your injuries and the facts of the case. The attorney will want to investigate the accident, take photos of the scene, and speak to any witnesses. Once this occurs, the focus will turn to your injuries and damages. Who is going to pay your medical bills? Sometimes the insurance company for the negligent driver will have to pay your bills. You may also have lost income from missing work. If you are unable to return to work for a period of time in the future, you are also entitled to recover that lost income.
Jeff Murphy Law has the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to effectively represent victims and their families. We understand the legal issues that arise in cases involving bike accidents because we have successfully handled many of these claims.
Call us to schedule a free consultation for your bicycle accident case.