If you have been hit by a vehicle while riding a bike, you probably want to know the quickest and easiest way toward recovering bicycle accident compensation. Contact an experienced Tampa bicycle accident attorney at Perenich The Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn some valuable tips for filing a bicycle accident claim.
Tips for Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim | Maximizing Your Compensation
Something you should also be aware of that might relieve you is that you will get a compensation reward that is going to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses that you may have incurred as a result of the accident. Luckily, the amount of compensation will go up to reflect how much your injuries have set you back. Hopefully you can take ease knowing that fact. We will do everything we can to make that compensation reward as full and extensive as it should be, because you don’t deserve to be financially burden by something that didn’t have to happen.
Tips for Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim | Statute of Limitations
Be warned, however, that if you don’t get your case rolling right away, it might hurt your chances at compensation. You have a statute of limitations of four years from the date of your accident to either bring a claim or to settle it. If you wait longer than that, you cannot be compensated. You also don’t want to delay before contact an attorney because your evidence and witness memories will be compromised.
Tips for Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim | Comparative Negligence
In the state of Florida, there are negligence rules that dictate how much compensation you can get in the event that you are blamed for part of the accident. For a bike accident, there can be circumstances that would put the bike rider at fault. For instance, perhaps they swerved into the road to avoid pedestrians and ended up getting hit by a car. The good news with Florida laws is that you can get compensation even if you mostly caused the accident. You will just have a reduced award. If you were responsible for 20% of the accident and you get a reward of $10,000 then you will be able to collect $8,000 to account for that 20% of fault you had. The way to avoid this reduction happening to you is to get a great attorney to protect your rights.
If you have been a victim of a bike accident in Florida, and you are seeking a strong, dedicated attorney, please call our office today. One of our Tampa Bay bicycle accident attorneys will sit down with you for a free consultation and detail what you need to know to have a successful claim. We won’t give up on your case and we’ll take you all the way to get you the fullest and most fair compensation award possible. You don’t deserve to deal with the financial burden of an accident that could have been avoided. We will champion your case.