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Jacksonville Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Determining Liability & Pursuing Compensation for Bike Accidents

When cyclists and motorists share the road, the results can be tragic. Florida has more deaths due to bicycle accidents each year than any other state in the U.S. The majority of these deaths are attributable to collisions with motor vehicles. Although the cause of these accidents can vary, the most common reason given by motorists is they simply did not see the cyclist.

Since Florida laws vary when it comes to liability in these types of accidents, it is always important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible following any incident. Recovery may depend on many circumstances and acting in a timely manner can protect valuable pieces of evidence. Spohrer Dodd is here to act quickly on your behalf, determining fault and therefore liability, and pursuing fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost earnings, and more.

Find out how a Jacksonville bicycle accident attorney can help you – call (904) 637-7721 for a free case evaluation.

Cyclist Injuries

When struck by a motor vehicle, cyclists often suffer severe injuries to the head and body, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, compound fractures, and serious soft tissue injuries as well as skin damage, all of which can require multiple surgeries and years of ongoing therapy. In some instances, the bicycle rider may suffer from permanent disfigurement, paralysis, or death from a collision with an automobile or truck.

Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim in Florida

By law, bicycles on the road are vehicles with similar rights and responsibilities as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. So, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages all users of the roadways to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. When this does not occur, and a cyclist is injured, there are different potential sources of compensation.

Following a motor vehicle-bicycle accident, certain exceptions can apply when the injured cyclist submits a claim to recover damages. If the bike rider does not own a vehicle or have auto insurance coverage, the victim will need to seek compensation outside the realm of their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage. In such cases, Florida law allows the bicyclist to file a claim under the at-fault party’s auto insurance. In other cases, the victim may need to seek restitution from the driver’s bodily injury coverage, PDL (property damage liability) benefits, or another coverage area of the at-fault’s insurance policy.

Call (904) 637-7721 for a Free Consultation with a Bike Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident, you should seek the services of our injury attorneys to determine whether you have a case and what needs to be done to investigate, document, and present your claim for compensation of injuries, financial losses, and damage to personal property. With over 150 years of collective experience, we are fully equipped to handle the most complex cases.

Call Spohrer Dodd today at (904) 637-7721 for your free consultation. We serve Jacksonville, Florida, and the entire U.S.

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