Okeechobee Bicycle Accident Attorney
When Can a Bicycle Accident Victim Obtain Compensation?
Under the laws of Florida, bicyclists who are seriously injured in accidents can hold motorists accountable if the driver’s carelessness or law-breaking is the direct cause of the crash. This means whenever a driver speeds or breaks other rules of the road, or whenever a motorist makes unreasonably dangerous decisions behind the wheel, that driver can be made to compensate the bicycle rider hurt in a resulting accident. Bicyclists can also take action even if the rider was partially to blame for a crash. For example, if you were careless in your bike riding but a driver also made an error and was primarily responsible for the crash, you could recover a portion of your losses from the negligent driver. Because of the comparative fault rules that apply in Florida, you should never assume that your own role in a bicycle accident will prevent you from being compensated for the wrongdoing or carelessness of another driver. Bike riders are not the only ones who can pursue a legal claim after a bike crash, either. If an accident results in a fatality, the family members of the bicyclist can pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver.
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RELENTLESS LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR Okeechobee INJURY VICTIMS
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
You May be Entitled to Monetary Damages to Cover all Losses
When you take legal action after a bicycle crash, you should be compensated not just for actual monetary damage that the wreck causes but also for your non-economic or non-financial damages as well. For example, some of the different types of compensation you should receive after a bike accident include:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress damages
- Payment of all lost wages whether you missed work, called in sick or have had your earning potential reduced temporarily or permanently
If the bicycle accident has led to death and family members are pursuing a wrongful death claim, then the damages in this case would include compensation for medical bills incurred before death, money to pay for funeral expenses, and compensation for lost companionship.
An Okeechobee Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
While every case is different, accident victims may be entitled to receive a lot of money after a bike wreck if the injuries were serious or if death resulted. You do not want to leave money on the table or miss out on compensation that could help you lead a better life.An experienced Okeechobee bicycle accident attorney at Steinger, Greene & Feiner will help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your situation. To learn more about how we can help, give our attorneys a call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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