Do you have a wrongful death claim due to a bicycle 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 or even death.
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 a loved one has died due to another person’s negligence, there will be a potential wrongful death claim. Florida’s Wrongful Death Act governs these claims and sets forth who can recover and the types of available compensation. These laws can be quite complicated. You will want to call an attorney to discuss 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 identifying the at-fault party’s available insurance coverage and calculating the recoverable damages.
Jeff Murphy Law has the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to effectively represent families in a wrongful death lawsuit. We understand the legal issues that arise in cases involving bike accidents because we have successfully handled many of these claims.
Call Jeff for a free consultation and to get straight-forward answers to your legal questions.