A bicycle accident can result in serious personal injury and long lasting health effects that have the potential to change your life. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, then you may have grounds for a suit that could help you recover financial compensation.
The Panama City bicycle accident lawyers at GED Lawyers are experienced in cases similar to yours and are ready to help you.
GED Lawyers Want to Represent You in Your Bicycle Accident Case
We’ve been representing Florida victims of personal injuries and accidents for nearly three decades now and we’ve been able to stay in business this long by getting results and by representing people in a way that makes them feel heard.
We understand that this is likely a difficult time for you and that pursuing legal action is just one of the many changes to your life that has been brought about by the accident.
Effective Lawyers Who Make It Easy For You
Our track record of recovering damages for our clients shows that we’re effective in the courtroom and once you meet us and see our exceptional service, you’ll see that we’re just as compassionate.
We realize that pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case is never something anyone wants to do, but something they may need to do in order to help pay for what might be a personally devastating accident. We’ll listen to your story and make sure that you understand how we’re handling your case every step of the way, as well as free up your time and energy so that you can focus on recovering from your injury rather than spending hours handling this case yourself.
We’ve been able to recover millions of dollars in some cases for our clients, and while these cases are exceptional, it proves how effective we can be and how dedicated we are to our clients.
We Want to Make Sure Anyone Feels Like They Can Pursue a Case
We have seven offices all over the gulf coast of Florida to be able to reach as many people as possible and to make it convenient for them to come meet with an attorney in person. We also offer services in both English and Spanish as we don’t want language to be a barrier to pursuing legal action.
We offer a free case review where an attorney will evaluate the strength of your case. In many circumstances we also offer our services with no upfront costs which means you only pay if we win your case. So often, people decide not to pursue legal action against large corporations because they don’t think they have the resources. We want to make sure that they can.
Florida is a No-Fault State
This means that your own insurance covers things like medical bills in the form of PIP payments. If you file a case, you would be trying to receive financial compensation not from the person who caused the accident, but from the insurance company.
There are oftentimes disparities between how much the victim of an accident believes they need in order to help pay for the costs of an accident, and how much their insurance company thinks that they need. This is where the attorneys at GED Lawyers may be able to help.
What a Bicycle Accident Suit Can Help Pay For
Regardless of specifically what kind of case you’re filing for, you’re likely doing so because there has been some kind of cost that has resulted from your bicycle accident. That cost can be financial, physical, and emotional and you may be entitled to financial compensation that can help pay for these costs.
If you were injured then there could be medical bills and prescription drug costs. If a loved one died as a result of a bicycle accident then there may be funeral costs and lost income.
How Common Are Injuries And Deaths Resulting From Bicycle Accidents?
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 1,260 preventable bicycle accident deaths in 2020. This number has risen 44% in the past ten years as well, while the number of preventable non-fatal injuries resulting from bicycle accidents declines.
Preventable bicycle accident deaths are most common in the summer, which is intuitive considering that most people prefer to ride bicycles in warmer weather. The month with the most preventable bicycle accident deaths in 2020 was August with 157 and the month with the least was February with 54.
Panama City Bicycle Accident Statistics
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) keeps track of accident statistics down to the county level. Bay County, the county in which Panama City is located, had 61 bicycle crashes in 2021, the most recent full year of data. These resulted in 58 injuries and three deaths.
These rates of injury and death are similar to the statewide numbers. In 2021, there were 6,398 bicycle crashes in Florida that resulted in 5,972 injuries and 182 deaths. Deaths may be rare in these accidents, but injuries are actually very common.
Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accidents?
A statute of limitations refers to how long you have to file a case following the accident that the case is about. All you have to do before this deadline is file, not be in court or have your case decided or settled. The statute of limitations will depend on what kind of case you plan on filing. If you were injured in a bicycle accident and plan on filing a personal injury case, then the statute of limitations is four years according to Florida Statutes § 95.11.
If a loved one died as a result of a bicycle accident, then you may be filing a wrongful death case, which has a statute of limitations of two years according to Florida Statutes § 95.11.
Contact us today for a free case review so time does not run out on you. It is in your best interest to have out trusted lawyers look over the evidence and get started on a case for your situation that best suits you. Let us help you today while your memory of the accident is still fresh and you can give us as much information as possible. We will put all of these elements together to create the best possible outcome for you.