Ocala Bicycle Accident Lawyer
As a bicyclist in Florida, one must constantly be on the lookout for dangerous drivers. To be sure, Florida is one of the most dangerous states in which to ride a bike, and dozens of bicyclists are killed and hundreds more are injured on Florida’s roads every year. Even a seemingly minor collision that occurs at low speeds can leave a cyclist seriously harmed.
Marianne Howanitz, PA, Attorney at Law, is passionate about protecting bicyclists. If you have been hit by a car as a cyclist, please call our Ocala bicycle accident lawyer today to learn more about your rights and how to recover compensation.
Who’s at Fault for a Bicycle Accident in Florida?
When a bicycle accident happens, determining fault is an important part of the claims process and ensuring that the injured cyclist can recover their full compensation amount. If a bicyclist is found to be at fault for the accident, the amount of damages that they can recover may be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault per Florida’s comparative negligence law.
Fault for a bike accident may fall on the shoulders of the involved cyclist or the involved driver. Examples of negligent acts that may lead to a crash include:
- Following too closely;
- Failing to yield;
- Driving drunk or impaired;
- Driving aggressively;
- Failing to look; and
- Passing too closely.
Our lawyer opens an investigation into your case to determine exactly what happened and prove it.
Damages Available in a Bicycle Injury Claim
If you are involved in a bicycle accident that occurs through no fault of your own, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of the losses that you suffer. Examples of losses that you may incur include:
- Medical expenses, past and future;
- Lost wages, past and future;
- Property damage; and
- Pain and suffering.
You will need to prove the value of each of the noneconomic and economic damages for which you are seeking compensation.
How Our Bicycling Accident Lawyer Improves the Outcome of Your Claim
Our bicycle accident lawyer works hard to improve the outcome of your case and get the maximum amount of damages available. We do this by:
- Identifying all liable parties;
- Hiring experts and professionals to build your claim;
- Gathering evidence;
- Documenting your case thoroughly;
- Negotiating with the insurance company; and
- Litigating your case in court if necessary.
Call the Office of Marianne Howanitz, PA, Attorney at Law Today
Being hit by a car is a terrifying experience, and may change the course of your life, too. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to reach out to a skilled legal professional who will put your best interests first. Our Ocala bicycle accident lawyer will always work for you. To schedule a free consultation with our law office, call us today or send us a message directly. We are available to talk 24/7.