Motorists are expected to pay attention to their surroundings and look for bicyclists or pedestrians sharing the road. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to exercise the caution they should. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, a Delray Beach bicycle accident lawyer from Ged Lawyers can provide legal assistance, support, and representation.
Our attorneys stand up for the rights of injured bicyclists and their families. We can file an injury claim and seek monetary compensation for your damages. You do not have to handle this situation alone.
How Can a Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help You?
Injured bicyclists have the right to pursue compensation. If another person’s negligence caused a bicycle collision, the bicyclist has the right to file a personal injury claim against that party. The liable party may be required to compensate the bicyclist for the financial and non-financial consequences of the accident.
You may find it challenging to pursue the compensation you need on your own. The at-fault driver often claims that they did nothing wrong or even blames the bicyclist for the crash. Our attorneys rely on their experience and legal knowledge to build a robust claim on behalf of injured bicyclists. We can represent you during your case and help you seek compensation by:
- Gathering evidence
- Proving liability
- Communicating with all other involved parties on your behalf
- Filling out and submitting paperwork
- Answering your questions
- Explaining your legal options
ow Much Compensation Can You Receive for a Bicycle Accident in Delray Beach?
Every case is unique, so the settlement or award you could receive will depend on how and why the bicycle accident happened, the injuries you suffered, and the financial implications of the crash. Some of the most common types of damages for which injured bicyclists can recover compensation include:
Medical Bills and Future Medical Costs
When bicyclists are involved in collisions, they often suffer severe injuries that require significant medical treatment. You may be entitled to compensation for any medical expenses you encounter because of the collision. This could include expenses related to:
- Medical treatments and procedures
- Medical tests such as X-rays or CT scans
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment or devices
- Physician appointments
- Specialist appointments
ost Income From Missed Work and Reduced Earning Capacity
You may be entitled to compensation for lost income if you had to take time off work because of the accident. The income you did not collect because you were receiving medical treatment or healing from your injuries may be recoverable through a personal injury claim.
If you sustained an injury that caused disability or reduced your ability to perform your job, you may also be entitled to compensation for reduced earning capacity. Severe injuries that limit a person’s ability to function can lead to a permanent reduction in earning capacity.
Bicycle Damage and Other Property Damage
Compensation could cover the cost of repairing or replacing your bicycle if it was damaged in the accident. Any other personal property that was damaged in the accident may be covered, too.
Florida personal injury law allows accident victims to seek compensation for their non-financial damages. Non-economic damages are the intangible consequences you suffered because of the accident.
Compensation may be available for your:
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life enjoyment
rongful Death Damages
Our Delray bicycle accident lawyers also represent the families of deceased bicycle accident victims. We recognize that no level of financial restitution could ever make up for the loss of human life. However, monetary damages from a wrongful death claim may ease the financial impact caused by the tragic loss.
Per Florida Statutes § 768.21, financial compensation may be paid to a deceased person’s family members for:
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of the person’s companionship and protection
- Medical expenses incurred between the bicycle accident and the person’s death
- Loss of the victim’s support and services
- Funeral expenses
The deceased person’s estate may be compensated for:
- Lost income and work benefits the deceased person would have likely earned if they didn’t pass away in the collision
- The inheritance the deceased person’s family would have received
hy You Should Choose a Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Attorney From Ged Lawyers
The team at Ged Lawyers is committed to high-quality, dependable legal support. We know that it is overwhelming to deal with a bicycle accident claim –especially when you are still recovering from your injuries. Let us shoulder the burden for you while you focus on healing.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars in Compensation for Other Clients
Our Delray Beach lawyers have ample experience in personal injury cases, including highly complex cases and those involving significant financial payouts. We have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims and their families. Read some of our case results to see just how serious we are about getting accident victims the compensation they deserve.
We Offer Free Case Reviews
Are you unsure about whether you should hire an attorney and seek compensation for bicycle accident damages? It does not cost anything to discuss your case during an initial case review with Ged Lawyers. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to anybody interested in learning more about their rights and options.
We Do Not Change Out-of-Pocket Fees
While some attorneys charge hourly rates, our lawyers take personal injury cases, such as bicycle accident cases, on a contingency-fee basis. You pay us a percentage of your compensation when we recover financial compensation for you through a settlement or verdict. We will never ask you for out-of-pocket payments.
We Will Fight for You While You Concentrate on Healing
Gathering evidence, building a strong claim, and negotiating a settlement with the insurance company takes time, energy, and significant legal knowledge. Our Delray Beach bicycle accident lawyers can handle the heavy lifting in your case so that you can concentrate on healing from your injuries or mourning the loss of your loved one. We will represent you during negotiations and legal proceedings and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Let Our Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help You
A Delray Beach bicycle accident lawyer from Ged Lawyers can represent you and support you throughout your case. To learn more about how our team can assist you, call us for a free consultation.
Remember, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket fees when you work with Ged Lawyers. Get in touch with us today.