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Pasco County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Pasco County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycling is a healthy, eco-friendly way to travel. However, bicyclists face extreme risk of injury when sharing the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 829 bicyclists were killed and 45,000 were injured in traffic crashes in a recent year.

In a collision with a motor vehicle, bicyclists are unprotected and vulnerable to suffering serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced Pasco County personal injury lawyers are passionate advocates for injured bicyclists.

Why Choose Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC?

Our attorneys have the experience, skill, and knowledge to help you immediately following a serious bicycle accident.

  • We take a hands-on approach to our cases, devising comprehensive, individually-tailored strategies and aggressively litigating for maximum possible compensation.
  • We are selective about the cases we take to maintain a smaller caseload. This enables us to give your case the personal attention it deserves.
  • We are compassionate and understanding – all of our legal decisions are informed by your specific circumstances, and we ensure you are fully aware of all your legal options before initiating any formal proceedings.

Do You Need a Lawyer after a Bicycle Accident?

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was the result of another person’s negligent driving conduct, an experienced injury lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and plan a strategy to pursue the full compensation.

If the driver who caused the accident fled the scene, you will need to act quickly to protect yourself. Do what you can to capture a description of the vehicle or a license plate number and to get contact information from any possible eyewitnesses.

Our Pasco County attorneys will handle your claim from start to finish, managing everything needed, including:

  • Investigating your bike crash to determine who is liable
  • Negotiating skillfully for a settlement with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Fighting for your rights in court, if necessary
  • Working with local authorities and talking with local businesses who may have a video of the accident, in case of a hit-and-run driver
  • Assisting you with possible insurance coverage options after a hit-and-run bicycle accident for which the responsible driver cannot be located

Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Florida

Although bicycle accidents can occur for many reasons, many are the fault of motor vehicle drivers. Common driver causes include:

  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Distracted driving or inattentiveness
  • Turning in front of oncoming bicycles
  • Swerving into bicyclists

What Damages Can I Recover after a Bicycle Accident?

Damages you may recover after a bicycle accident will depend on the extent of your injuries and the losses you have suffered. Your damages are likely to include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Punitive damages are also awarded in some Florida bicycle accident cases. These damages are designed to punish the defendant for intentional or reckless conduct that caused your injuries, and to deter similar conduct in the future.

Contact Our Pasco County Office Today

At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC, we offer a free initial consultation to determine if you have a case before proceeding. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was someone else’s fault, call us today to schedule a free case consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim, and provide the high-quality representation needed to recover maximum compensation.

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