Melbourne Bicycle Accident Lawyers
With Law Offices Near Palm Bay, Melbourne, Rockledge, Titusville, and Cocoa
Have you been seriously injured in a bicycle accident? You may be seeking compensation, and we want to help you. Our East Central Florida bicycle accident lawyers are here to guide you through this legal situation. If you want to get a free consultation to go over the details of your case, you can call our office today.
The following is important information about bicycle accidents in Florida. After you have read it, we are here to take your call and start your case.
Facts About Florida Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
In 2009 data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was determined that over 50,000 bicyclists were injured in car accidents in that year alone. Of this, over 600 were fatally injured. These are harrowing statistics, up 12% from the previous year’s fatalities, and nothing to take lightly. Per the study, it was determined that the majority of bicycle accidents occurred in urban areas (70%) and, surprisingly, most fatalities were likely to occur during the day (72%) with the biggest percentage occurring between four and eight p.m.
Bicycle accident injuries will vary from case to case and we want to make sure that you seek immediate medical attention after the incident. It is so important that you get treatment for your injuries as soon as you can. If you avoid treatment, you could make your injuries worse.
The most common injuries we see from bicycle accidents include:
- Road rash
- Concussion/ traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Head, neck, and back injury
- Internal organ damage
These injuries are severe and without treatment may not improve. You also run the risk of drawing the suspicions of the liable party’s insurance company. They will be able to look back at your medical records and if there is a gap in treatment or you did not go for some time, they may try to accuse you of faking how severe your injuries are or try to claim that you got the injuries elsewhere because you waited. They do not consider that you might have had pressing obligations that you got to before you took yourself to a doctor. What you need to understand is that you need to prioritize your treatment. Without medical treatment, you will not get better and you will make receiving compensation more difficult to get for yourself.
Getting Injured in a Florida Bicycle Accident
If you have recently been injured in a bike accident in the Florida area, we highly recommend that you consult with one of our experienced East Central Florida bicycle accident lawyers . These cases are complex and, without the representation of a knowledgeable attorney, you can find that you are struck between a rock and a hard place. Due to the general vulnerability of bicycle riders, the injuries that are sustained from these types of accidents are often catastrophic— and in some cases life-threatening.
At Layman Law Firm, we have proven time and time again that we can be counted on with even the most daunting of cases. We recognize how difficult it can be to deal with the process of a personal injury claim and we are fully prepared to help our clients with high-quality and reliable assistance that they can rely on. Should you choose to work with us, you will be able to rest easier knowing that we will be by your side every step of the way helping you to fight for fair and full financial compensation.
Avoid Making a Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Case
When you are in pursuit of compensation, there are sure to be many things that you do not know are are expected of you, if you have never brought a personal injury case before. Something that is almost guaranteed to happen is the liable party’s insurance company reaching out to you for a recorded statement. If you get this phone call, it may seem like they want to help you resolve your case but they are not out to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Their goal is to save their company money, and they do that by trying to put the blame on you for the accident so that they can reduce what they owe you in compensation. We can take over this communication so that you are protected.
Please Call Our East Central Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been seriously injured, please do not hesitate to call our office today to set up your free initial consultation. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. It is important that you find a lawyer who you can trust to represent your case well. Our East Central Florida bicycle accident lawyers have the skill and knowledge needed to get you the results that you deserve.