People enjoy riding bicycles all over the state of Florida, thanks in large part to our sunny, beautiful weather. Feeling the cool breeze, getting great exercise and the cost-efficiency of riding a bicycle all contribute to why people choose this environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. However, cyclists face a far greater degree of exposure than other motor vehicles, and if a cyclist is hit by a car or otherwise, his or her injuries may be severe. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to speak with a seasoned Pasco County bicycle accident lawyer from our legal team for help.
Were you hurt in a bicycle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence? If so, our Wesley Chapel, FL personal injury lawyer is here to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, among other things, you may be compensated for:
Our goal is to get you compensated so you can have access to the resources needed to make a full recovery.
There are several different causes of bicycle accidents, such as inclement weather conditions, faulty or defunct bicycle parts, or even poor road conditions or design. However, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. Here are some different examples of driver negligence:
Of the several injuries that may occur in a bicycle accident, head injuries are one of the most common. If you are suffering from head trauma or have sustained any of the injuries listed below due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance you are entitled to financial compensation.
Aside from hiring an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, you may take a few steps of your own to help secure your compensation. For example, you may wish to recover security camera footage of the accident as it happened. Additionally, you should file a police report, as this will ensure the accident is documented on paper. If you are physically capable, do not hesitate to ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information. They may vouch for you as well. Seeking medical attention is also crucial, as you will be provided with medical documentation that you may use to support your personal injury claim.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is two years. Therefore, if you are hurt in a bicycle accident, you must file your personal injury claim within two years of the date your accident occurred. Waiting longer than two years will likely result in you permanently losing your right to sue.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been hurt as a cyclist, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to us to represent you, every step of the way. Contact The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. for help today.