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, Greene & Feiner, 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.
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.
My experience with Steinger, Greene & Feiner was a very positive experience. They addressed my needs right away. I didn’t expect to get a lawyer as quickly as I did. I got a phone call the next day and it was Steve Sheinfeld. He was very professional and courteous. I signed up because I had confidence right away… Steve was willing to walk through this journey with me, where I could walk away feeling a lot better.