If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, it can be hard to know who to trust. You are likely dealing with insurance companies and, if another driver caused your wreck, you may have offers from insurers to settle your case.
Before you sign anything or agree to accept any type of financial settlement, it is important to consult with a West Palm Beach bicycle accident attorney. Your lawyer can help you understand your rights under Florida statutes and pursue the maximum monetary compensation that the law allows.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyers have been helping victims of wrecks since 1997. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation so you can be better informed of your rights and learn how a lawyer can assist you.
Under Florida laws, motorists who are responsible for causing accidents are also responsible for paying for serious injuries or wrongful death damages that result from the wreck. The victims have a right to be “made whole,” or compensated for all economic and non-economic losses including:
Usually, the motorist who causes the bicycle wreck doesn’t pay personally for these damages, but instead the motorist’s insurance company foots the bill. The insurer, of course, wants to protect its profits and pay out as little as possible. As such, the insurance carrier may try to get a bicycle rider to admit that he or she was at fault, or may try to lowball the settlement offer made to a bicyclist after a crash.
You don’t want to end up doing anything to jeopardize your case and you don’t want to accept less money than you deserve to cover your accident losses. A bicycle accident attorney in West Palm Beach can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and can help you pursue the most money based on the circumstances of your case.
Insurance companies have experts and legal professionals working on their behalf. The experienced negotiators at an insurance company may convince you that you should accept a settlement, even if it is not as much money as you deserve. Once you accept a settlement, you cannot go back and change your mind. This is why it is so important to have a West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyer review your case before you sign anything.
If the case doesn’t settle and it goes to court, insurance companies will have professionals argue the technical legal issues inherent in injury claims. There are a lot of complex rules to follow when pursuing a case in court, and failure to understand all of the legal technicalities could jeopardize your case.
You shouldn’t have to navigate the bike accident claims process alone, especially when dealing with insurance company experts and lawyers. You deserve your own advocate, and a Steinger, Iscoe & Greene attorney can be that legal ally who stands up for you.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene offers free consultations to bicycle accident victims, so you have nothing to lose by learning how we can help you. Give our West Palm Beach bicycle accident lawyers a call today to learn more about how we can assist with your case.
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33401