Have you had a Bicycle Accident? Read what you need to know 👀
How long do I have to file a claim for a bicycle accident?
In most cases, you have two years from the date of the accident to contact an injury attorney and file a claim. This time frame is known as the statute of limitations. Since the window for filing your claim can vary depending on the circumstances (for example, the statute of limitations for cases involving government employees is six months), it is best to consult with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may lose the opportunity to obtain compensation for your damages.
How long does a bicycle accident case take?
A typical Miami bicycle accident case can take anywhere from a few months to several years. There are no clear-cut answers. More serious injuries generally lead to longer cases, as well as liability disputes and other factors. While no injury lawyer can give you an exact figure on how long your case may take (and don't trust those who tell you otherwise), it can be estimated, considering the facts of your case.
What if I am partially at fault for my bicycle accident?
Bicyclists are subject to the same rules of the road as motorists and have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their safety and the safety of others. However, victims of bicycle accidents who were partially at fault may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries, although a percentage is reduced for their fault.
What type of damages can I claim for bicycle accident injuries?
If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
Past and future medical expenses
Lost income and loss of earning capacity
Disability, unable to lead a normal life
The only way to ensure that the value of your case is preserved is to hire an experienced legal professional. The sooner the better.
What if my child was injured while riding a bicycle?
There are some important differences in claims where a child was injured. First, the Court appoints a guardian to act on behalf of the child. Second, compensation for the child's injuries is placed in an escrow account that becomes accessible only when the child turns 18. For more information, contact an injury attorney experienced in these cases. Contact our attorneys by clicking here
Do I need an Injury Lawyer after a bicycle accident?
Yes. Only a qualified injury attorney can protect your rights and make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company. To discuss the details of your bicycle accident claim with an injury lawyer visit our website and learn about our injury law firm, we represent victims of bicycle accidents and other types of accidents throughout Miami, Florida.