Have you or someone you love been involved in a bicycle accident? These types of accidents can be caused by any number of reasons, such as an aggressive dog, potholes, road debris, poor road maintenance, distracted motorists, bicycle defects, and so on. These are all situations where the accident would be out of your control because some other entity influenced it.
In these cases, you’re entitled to compensation for any injuries you incurred in your bicycle accident. You might be confused about how to seek compensation for an accident of this nature, especially if you cannot immediately identify the guilty party. Don’t let the aftermath of your accident stress you out like this. We can help figure out these details for you.
At Louis Law Group, we have a team of bicycle accident lawyers in West Palm Beach who understand the laws surrounding bicycle accidents in Florida. We’ll review the circumstances surrounding the accident and all the documents associated with it, such as police reports, medical bills, eyewitness testimony, surveillance footage, and so on. All this evidence can help us find out who was negligent in the case.
A bicycle is not a motor vehicle. Florida law expects motorists to be extra careful around bicyclists in the same way they’d be careful around pedestrians on foot. If a motorist caused your bicycle accident because they were speeding, intoxicated, or distracted by their cellphone, then you’ll have a good case for seeking compensation from them and their insurance company.
Driver negligence is not the only cause of bicycle accidents. Sometimes they can be caused by manufacturing defects or poorly maintained roads. A manufacturing defect could refer to faulty brakes and tires on your bicycle, or a poorly designed helmet on your head. If the roads were to blame, then you could file a claim against the local municipality, city government, or the contractor that failed to repair the road properly.
Obviously, you’re not going to have personal injury protection coverage when you’re injured in a bicycle accident. That is why you’ll have no choice but to seek compensation from the at-fault person or government agency in question.
Louis Law Group can represent you in this case. One of our bicycle accident attorneys will review the testimony of eyewitnesses, police, and medical professionals in your case to determine how responsible the at-fault party is for the personal injuries and property damaged you incurred.
Bicycle accidents entitle you to economic damages and personal damages. The economic damages represent all the lost wages associated with your injury. This includes the time you were in the hospital and the time you spend going to physical therapy and rehabilitation when you could have been working. All those lost wages can be recovered. And, of course, the personal damages are your medical bills, medical equipment expenses, physical therapy expenses, and so on.
Louis Law Group has decades of experience in handling bicycle accident cases. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let one of our skilled attorneys help you seek the compensation you deserve.