Bike riding is a popular activity in the Cocoa area. Not only is it great exercise, but it is also economical and enjoyable for cyclists. Sadly, riding a bicycle anywhere near automotive traffic is risky. Drivers’ inattention or poor choices can cause accidents that leave you with life-altering injuries. If you have suffered an injury after a collision involving a motor vehicle, you have the right to demand fair payment for your losses.
A Cocoa bicycle accident lawyer is prepared to take the lead in your case. Our attorneys work to show not just that a driver was to blame for an accident but also how that accident has changed your life. Whether a settlement with an insurance company is your best option or you need to file a lawsuit in a local courthouse, our experts are ready to fight to protect your legal rights.
Anyone operating a car, truck, or SUV assumes a duty under the law. This duty requires that they take all appropriate actions to minimize the risk of harm to others. This includes other drivers but also other people in or around the road. Most importantly, this includes bike riders who may be sharing the road, in a bike lane, or even on a sidewalk.
As a result, a motorist who causes injury in a collision with a bicyclist is liable to provide compensation for all resulting injuries. A Cocoa bike crash attorney is ready to collect the evidence needed to prove fault for a collision. This may include:
It is important to begin building a case against an at-fault driver quickly. Evidence tends to disappear in these cases, especially when a bike rider does not have their own insurance policy to depend on. In addition, Florida Statute § 95.11 requires compensation be demanded in or out of court within four years following a crash. Reaching out to a legal professional as early as possible gives them the best chance to help.
Bike crashes are traumatic events that can result in losses just as serious as those associated with motor vehicles. In fact, a bike rider’s lack of protection against the forces at play in these incidents can result in physical injuries that require extensive medical care and affect other parts of their life.
No matter the extent of a rider’s losses, an at-fault driver and their insurance company must always provide full compensation for all necessary medical care. This includes past accumulated costs as well as future estimated payments. Furthermore, these injuries can affect emotional health just as gravely as their physical losses. A Cocoa bicycle accident attorney takes this impact into account when building a compensation demand.
A final common source of compensation is a victim’s financial losses. This most often takes the form of lost wages due to missing time at work. If a rider needs to take time to recover or suffers a permanent disability connected to the incident, a negligent driver must provide reimbursement for these lost earnings.
Anyone who suffers injuries because of others’ negligence or poor decisions deserves the compensation necessary to bring stability back into their lives. Bike collisions are no exception to this rule. Drivers have an obligation to protect these people just as they do other drivers. Their negligence through a failure to follow the rules of the road or simple inattention leaves them liable for all resulting damage.
A Cocoa bicycle accident lawyer wants to take the lead in your case and pursue the payments you deserve. This includes compensation for medical bills, missing wages, and reductions in your quality of life. If we do not recover compensation for you, there is no cost for our services. Contact us today to set up your free consultation.