If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of a negligent person, it is in your best interest to give us a call today to speak with our skilled Orlando bicycle accident attorneys about your options.
What are the common causes of bicycle accidents?
While there are a number of different causes of bicycle accidents, drivers are a significant factor. Drivers who recklessly operate their vehicles put everyone at risk for injury. Speeding, improper lane changes, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and those who drive with no care for others on the road are responsible for these accidents annually. The advancement of technology is a major issue on the roads of Florida. Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the most frequent reasons for bicycle accidents. Individuals are found using their cell phones to make calls, text others, send and receive emails, and search online while driving a vehicle. Distracted driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite the driver’s personal injury protection coverage that can be used to pay the immediate medical bills and lost wages, if your injuries exceed the coverage, you may have to assess your legal options to retrieve the compensation you need to heal.
Who is responsible for satisfying the burden of proof?
If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Florida, it is essential that you do not wait to begin thinking about your legal options. In Florida, all personal injury claims must be brought within four years of the date of the accident. Another requirement in a personal injury case is that the burden of proof must be met. This indicates that you, the injured party, are required to demonstrate that the person who hit you was acting negligently and that this negligence caused the bicycle accident. This can be accomplished by supplying photos, surveillance videos, police reports, medical documentation, witness statements, and more.
Can I recover financial compensation for my injuries?
At Florida Personal Injury Law Team, our firm has recovered over $100 million in damages for clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party. If you have been severely injured, we may be able to recover damages on your behalf, too. You may be qualified for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of independence, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. Give our firm a call today to get started on your claim.