St. Petersburg Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Steinger, Greene & Feiner pursues cycling accident claims for clients who have suffered severe injuries and for the families of those killed while cycling in St. Petersburg. We have a bicycle accident claims team with experienced attorneys on hand to assist you with your case. Our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys know that each bicycle accident case is different and unique, and we are familiar with the challenges that emerge in bicycle accident cases.
We understand the common bicycle injuries that accident victims face and the short and long-term repercussions that follow, from dooring and flooring, potholing, hooking and filtering, close passing, and helmet wearing, to lorry eyesight requirements and infrastructure standards. We are aware of the sometimes subtle losses and expenses that can develop in any given situation.
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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Keep an eye on the conditions that can frequently cause a rise in any given case. Watch out for the following problems that commonly give rise to bicycle accidents:
- You crash with the nearside of a vehicle arriving from the opposite road that turns right across your path without giving way.
- A car emerges from a side road to your left into your path without giving way to you, and you hit it with its offside.
- When a car turns into your path without looking, you are overtaking or undertaking standstill traffic.
- When a lorry turns left at a crosswalk, it fails to notice you in the nearside lane.
- A pothole or other road problem causes you to lose control of your bike.
- As you pass, a vehicle door opens into your path, causing a crash.
- Vehicles, especially lorries, vans, and buses, fail to leave enough room as they pass on the offside.
If you were involved in a bicycle accident and if you’ve been injured as a result of that accident, speak with a St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyer immediately.
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Contact our expert St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyers to discuss your case. We are always ready to advise by telephone and will not charge for an initial consultation. If we can help you with a legal claim, the following steps will be determined by the specific facts of your bicycle accident and the severity of any injuries. We’ll offer you a No Win, No Fee agreement, which means you won’t have to pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
Our bicycle accident legal experts, paralegals, and lawyers will determine what evidence is required to support your case and gather the necessary witness testimony, CCTV evidence, accident investigations, and other evidence to ensure we win the culpability arguments. We’ll take your case to the opponent’s insurers and try to get an early acknowledgment of liability.
We will get you evaluated and determine what your immediate needs are right now. This process may involve undergoing an assessment with an independent therapist and then treatment and medical investigations; we will also request your hospital records. Once the wounds and injuries have settled, we will commission expert prognostic reports from independent specialists.
Many cases are settled by negotiations and an out-of-court settlement, although some, particularly the most severe injury cases, need court proceedings. Our work is to get you the best settlement possible and if that means we have to go to trial, then we will escalate your case as high up as necessary.
Reviews of Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys
For over 20 years, the Attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner have made it clear that our clients come first. We never hesitate to take a bicycle accident case as far as it needs to go to ensure that justice is done. Here are just a few of the reviews that some of our clients have left recently:
Most Common Questions Asked About Bicycle Accident Lawsuits
Is it possible for me to get financial assistance to cover the costs of my treatment?
We will organize any necessary treatment, such as physiotherapy, and discuss it with the defendant’s insurers, who will cover the charges as long as the price for the service provided is acceptable. While you receive treatment, it’s important to keep all your medical records.
How long will it take to process the claim?
Every case is unique, and the more complex the issue, the longer it takes to resolve a claim. A claim for a bicycle accident can take anywhere from 4 to 9 months to process. Medical negligence is more complicated; it can take anywhere from 12 to 36 months, if not longer. We’ll let you know how long your case will take once you’ve discussed it with us.
What Will I Be Compensated For?
You will also be compensated for any financial losses you have suffered due to the personal injury, such as the costs of medicines and appointments, as well as the costs of transport to these appointments and lost wages. You should keep track of all your losses to ensure that you obtain the proper amount of compensation for your financial losses.
It will make this part of the claims process quicker and easier for both you and your lawyer.
Questions to Ask Your Worker Compensation Lawyer
Whom Would My Cycling Accident Claims be Against?
Your claim would be brought against the other individual involved in the collision. However, in practice, your lawsuit will be dealt with by an insurance company on your behalf.
How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Case Value?
The worth of a bicycle claim depends on factors such as; the nature and severity of your injuries, costs of the medical treatment you needed for your injuries, and whether you require ongoing treatment in the future. The other factors are whether your injuries caused you to miss work and lose income or your injuries caused any short-term or permanent impairments, disfigurement, or disabilities. You will be compensated for the amount of physical and emotional suffering you experienced due to your injuries. A skilled attorney from our firm can review your case to determine if you have a case, its worth, and what is needed to prove it. Please don’t wait to contact a skilled personal injury attorney from our firm.
What Damages Am I Entitled To Compensation For?
Medical bills, lost wages, bicycle repairs, lost future income, emotional distress, and other accident-related costs are all recoverable.
Stages of a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit
Before doing anything else, make sure to examine your injuries by seeking immediate medical attention. Even if you do not believe professional medical assistance is required, you must see a doctor. Follow all of your doctor’s instructions and do everything you can to avoid further injury following the accident. If you’re involved in a bike accident, you want to be sure that you recognize the liable party. In all bicycle accident claims, there must be clear evidence that the cyclist’s injuries were caused by the activities of another party, at least someone. Determining liability can be difficult, so hiring a bicycle accident attorney from a professional firm like ours is beneficial. We will provide you an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to help you put together a strong bicycle accident lawsuit.
The initial step to do is to get a free consultation with our lawyers. Because consultations are private, don’t keep details regarding your situation from our attorney. During a session, it is crucial to discuss all of the facts you have regarding your case so that your potential attorney has a better knowledge of the situation. An open and honest conversation will provide you the best accurate forecast of your case’s result.
After an initial consultation, your civil lawsuit case will follow four common steps:
In the meantime, you should count any damages that you incurred as a result of your accident. Typical damages in a bicycle accident lawsuit include:
- Property damage like a bicycle.
- Costs of medical bills.
- Costs of suffering.
- Lost wages.
Bicycle accident lawsuits are unique in that many victims seek both compensatory and punitive damages for their injuries. Your bicycle accident attorney will be able to tell you the amount of compensation you should expect in your bicycle accident claim once you have estimated your damages.
As soon as possible, after the incident took place, you should begin to collect evidence to support your bicycle accident lawsuit claims. It is preferable that you start collecting at least some evidence, such as photos and incident reports, on the scene of the incident. So what are you waiting for? If you or your loved ones have encountered a bicycle accident, you should contact us today. Visit us or call us: 970 Lake Carillon Drive, Suite 300 St. Petersburg, FL 33716, (727) 346-6039 and speak to an attorney today.