Were you or a loved one hurt while riding your bike? Check out these 3 bicycle accident tips, then give our Florida bicycle accident lawyers a call today.
1) Bicycle Accident Insurance Investigation
If you’re involved in a bicycle crash and you’re contacted by an insurance company, do not talk with the insurance company. Hire a personal injury attorney as quickly as you can so that the attorney can help you with communications involving the insurance company. Unfortunately, we oftentimes see insurance companies put words in people’s mouth or try to get them to settle their cases early on before they really know the full extent of their injuries and damages. For that reason, it’s important to get someone who specializes in personal injury but also specializes in bicycle accidents to help you with your case.
Unfortunately, in bicycle accident cases, there’s often situations where they will try to blame the bicyclist. If that’s the case, you need a personal injury attorney representing you, fighting for you in your corner that can handle those types of issues. We specialize in those types of cases and handle those issues all of the time. For that reason, we would be happy to help you with your case. Please give us a call.
2) Partial Fault Bicycle Accident
If you’re involved in a bicycle crash in Florida and you have been determined to be partially at fault, you still have a case. You still have damages that you need to be compensated for. One of the things that we often see unfortunately with cases involving bicyclists is that there’s often an effort to try to blame the bicyclist for a crash. That’s why you need an attorney representing you as soon as possible after the crash so that an investigation can be done and that someone is fighting for you from the beginning to make sure that you’re properly compensated for your damages. If you’ve been involved in a crash and were determined to be partially at fault, please call us because we’d be happy to help you with your case and talk with you about it.
3) Mistakes After a Bicycle Accident Claim
Some of the most common mistakes that we see people make when they’re involved in a bicycle accident case in Florida is Number One, not hiring a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It’s important to hire an attorney as soon as possible because you will likely be contacted by insurance companies very soon after the crash. Unfortunately, what we see oftentimes is people give statements or are talked into settling their case very early on before they even know the full extent of their damages. Oftentimes, what insurance company adjustors tell you is not accurate. You need someone fighting for you who is going to represent your interests and your interests alone to recover your damages.
Secondly, the biggest mistake we see people make is with respect to the attorney that they hire. You want to make sure that you hire someone specifically with the knowledge to handle your bicycle accident case. Unfortunately, there are a lot of attorneys out there, but not all of them specialize in personal injury and specifically bicycle accidents. You need someone who has the ability to perform a proper investigation and also potentially hire the experts that are needed if your case needs to be litigated.
That’s why it’s very important to not only hire an attorney as quickly as possible after your bicycle accident but also make sure that you’re hiring someone who specializes in bicycle accidents. Our firm specializes in those types of cases. If you have questions, you need to talk to someone, you’re injured, please call us. We’d be happy to help you.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bicycle accident in Florida and have questions about these 3 bicycle accident tips? Contact our experienced Southwest Florida bicycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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