Over the years, the number of bicyclists on Miami roads has significantly increased, and so have bicycle accidents. Bicycle accidents can lead to serious injuries such as bleeding, head injuries, fracture, or death.
It’s important to know that you can file a legal claim with the authorities requesting financial compensation for damages done whenever you’re involved in a bicycle accident. This compensation will be largely determined by your immediate actions on the accident scene.
A lawsuit can be filed against whoever is suspected of being responsible for the accident and can result in compensation for injuries sustained during the bicycle accident. The same lawsuits used for automobile accidents are used for bicycle accidents.
But you don’t need to, and shouldn’t, pursue these legal claims on your own. You need the help of a competent attorney. Otherwise, your claims will risk of being prematurely dismissed due to the comparative negligence laws in Florida. Whenever you get involved in any bicycle accident and wish to take legal action for damages compensation, contact Louis Law Group. We’ll gladly appoint an attorney that will help you handle the case.
This plays a pivotal role. Most drivers and riders are involved in accidents when they focus on the things happenings around them. They get distracted looking by sideways, instead of in front of them. If care is not taken, the result for cyclists can be serious deformities or death. It’s important that you know, as a cyclist, that you can file a lawsuit claim against the driver that collides with you.
Negligence can be attributed to both drivers and cyclists. It can be in the form of speeding, running stop signs, or drifting into inappropriate lanes. If an accident happens because of one of more of these factors, an attorney can help you file a lawsuit alleging negligence on the path on the part of the other person. You just have to prove that the defendant is at fault. If you can do this to the court’s satisfaction, you’ll get fair compensation for damages incurred.
Bicycle accidents can be caused if drivers or riders under the influence of intoxicants. Drugs and alcohol are the most common type of intoxicants. If you’re ever involved in a bicycle crash and you notice that the driver/cyclist that hit you is intoxicated, you can get full compensation for your damages if you file a lawsuit against that person.
Failure to meticulously obey traffic lights and road signs can lead to a serious bicycle accident. Some bicyclists/drivers have a terrible habit of intentionally failing to stop at stop signs or lights. They outrun the signs meant to guide them, and by doing so they can cause problems for their fellow road users. If you ever sustain injuries as a result of the actions of another user, you can file a legitimate claim for damages.
Dooring is a type of accident somewhat peculiar to bicycles, and most commonly happens on busy city streets. It’s a situation where a bicyclist runs into a car door that’s being opened. Vehicle drivers are typically held responsible for dooring because it is their responsibility to check their rearview mirrors to ensure that no bicycle is approaching the vehicle. You can file a claim for damages if you’re involved in a bicycle accident due to dooring.
Common Damages Associated with Bicycle Accidents
Below are few of the bicycle-accident injuries our attorneys can handle:
How our attorney can help you after a Miami bicycle accident
Mentioned below are a few of the many things you should expect when you retain Louis Law Group to advocate for you:
In Florida, to get full entitlement from your insurance company, you will need an attorney. Insurance adjusters in Florida are fond of waiving compensation claims. At Louis Law Group, we’ll provide a competent attorney that will fill the gap between you and your insurance company.
Innocent victims are often blamed for accidents in Florida, especially when in cyclists and vehicle drivers are involved. Vehicle drivers are fond of putting the blame on the cyclist, accusing the cyclist of not being careful enough around a vehicle. At Louis Law Group, we’ll assist you in analyzing and identifying the liable parties involved in the crash, and make sure you get fair compensation for your loss under the law.
If you’re involved in an accident and want to be compensated for damages, contacting an experienced personal injury or property damage attorney immediately after the accident is your first step. It’s not possible for you to make the claim yourself without an attorney. That’s why you should contact Louis Law Group – we’ll get you an experienced attorney that will take total responsibility for the case and make sure you get the damages you’re entitled to by law.