In Florida, bicycles are considered vehicles, with cyclists supposed to follow the same laws as other vehicles. But there is a huge difference when a bicycle is involved with a motorized vehicle– the size, speed, and weight of the car, truck, van, etc. can mean devastating injuries to the bicyclist. And some motorists fail to exercise reasonable care when sharing the road with a bicycle. Their actions can put cyclists at risk.
As with most accidents, neither party typically admits responsibility. And if you have been a cyclist injured in a crash, you may absolutely feel it was the fault of the driver of the motor vehicle.
But if you rely upon each party’s insurance companies themselves to investigate, you should remember: their insurance company will be oriented towards protecting themselves from paying a claim. Their attorneys will try to find a way to refute your claim, or at least to show you were partly responsible for the collision. Their attorneys will enlist experts to gather evidence and to render opinions against you and your actions.
Key to the case will be determining if someone failed to yield right of way, whether both parties were exercising reasonable care, and whether any traffic laws were violated.
Successful bike accident lawsuits will show that:
The other party failed to exercise reasonable care;
Their lack of care caused the accident;
An injury was sustained in the accident.
Bike accident cases can be as complex as any motorized vehicle collision case. Proving liability and recovering compensation may rely upon:
- Statements from witnesses
- Examination of accident site
- Police and accident reports
- Forensic analysis of the vehicle(s) and bicycle involved
- Medical records
- Accident recreation
Why Thomas and Pearl?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, the attorneys at Thomas and Pearl want to speak to you.
$150 MILLION in verdicts and settlements
Thomas & Pearl attorneys have the skills and training to present the facts of your case in the most compelling manner. Thomas & Pearl have access to the experts needed to research, testify, and successfully prove liability in a bicycle crash. And Thomas & Pearl have the financial resources necessary to take on the insurance companies.
Ask about our experience as attorneys helping victims of bicycle accidents with motor vehicles.
Ask about the more than $150M (MILLION) dollars in recent and past jury verdicts and settlements we have gained for our clients.
We’ll evaluate your case situation with you, and develop a strategy to win or successfully negotiate the highest amount of compensation for you.
Experienced legal help can make the difference between a successful resolution and losing in court. And you pay nothing unless we get that
successful resolution for you.
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