What Are My Options After a Bicycle Accident in FL?

What Are My Options After a Bicycle Accident in FL?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you will need to retain the services of an experienced Hillsborough County auto accident lawyer today. We are committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

How do bicycle accidents occur in Florida?

There are several different ways that bicycle accidents can occur. However, oftentimes, they are unfortunately the result of motorist negligence. The most common forms of negligence behind the wheel that lead to bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Navigating directions while driving
  • Disciplining rambunctious children while driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Failing to yield
  • Disregarding traffic signs and lights
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Speeding
  • Smoking or eating while driving
  • Not checking blind spots
  • Failing to follow other rules and regulations of the road

What should I do following a bicycle accident?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. While you are still at the scene of your bicycle accident, think about taking the following steps to bolster the likelihood of filing a victorious personal injury claim:

  • Call 911. The police will document the accident by executing a police report. They will also bring medical assistance to the scene.
  • While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if you are able, gather any witnesses’ contact information. This should include their name, phone number, and email address.
  • Take plenty of pictures and videos of the scene of your accident. Take pictures of any dangers that led to your accident as well as any damage to vehicles and property involved.
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as the ambulance gets to the scene.
  • Gather all applicable medical documentation once your treatment is done.
  • Hire the services of a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

What is the statute of limitations for bicycle accident claims in Florida?

You will want to keep in mind that in Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically four years. This indicates that you must file your claim within four years from the date of your bicycle accident. Failure to file your claim within this timeframe may cause you to lose the opportunity to file this claim entirely. To avoid this and to begin this process as soon as possible, it is in your best interest to contact our experienced firm. We are equipped with the knowledge and experience required to take on your case when you are ready. Give our firm a call today to plan our initial consultation with our team. We are on your side.

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