Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton offers bicycle accident Attorney legal services to individuals in Boca Raton, Plantation, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. With nearly two decades of experience as personal injury attorneys, we have the knowledge and dedication it takes to help clients receive the compensation they deserve when they are injured in a bike accident, especially one also involving a motor vehicle.
Although bicycle crashes are not as common as accidents involving two motor vehicles, the fact remains that thousands of people are injured or killed on bicycles in Florida each year. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Annual Traffic Crash Facts Report, there were 6,425 bicycle crashes in 2012 alone. As a result of those crashes, 6,058 injuries were reported, as well as 116 fatalities. These statistics show the likelihood of injury or death due to a bicyclist colliding with a motorist.
Far too often, bicyclists don’t seek the proper counsel necessary to pursue the compensation they deserve following a bicycle accident. However, if you are involved in a bicycle accident in Florida, you have rights, especially if the accident was due to a driver who was driving under the influence or can be shown to be negligent or reckless in some way.
Injured in a bike accident in Florida? Call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 to discuss your case.
Bike Accident Lawsuit Cases
There are numerous causes of bicycle crashes that result in serious injury, disability or death. Manyof these are due to some type of negligence on the part of automobile and truck drivers, although crashes can be caused by other factors as well, such as roadway hazards or weather conditions. Here are some of the most common reasons you may seek compensation due to a bicycle crash:
- Drivers not seeing you on the road and infringing on your space
- Motorists driving in your path or cutting you off
- Vehicle operators or passengers opening doors as you are driving by, causing you to flip
- Drivers speeding, swerving or driving recklessly
- Hit and run
- Unrepaired road hazards
- Defective bicycle or bike parts
No matter what the cause, the result of a bicycle collision with a motor vehicle can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injury, head trauma, paralysis, permanent disability or even death. That’s why you need a bike accident attorney that is on your side. We will help you build a case so you can get the compensation you deserve to cover current and future medical expenses, as well as compensatory damages such as loss of wages or an inability to work, pain and suffering, and other punitive damages.
Call the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton at 561-338-0420 to find out more about how we can help you following a bike collision or accident.
Biking Accident Legal Questions
Being involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle is scary and can have serious consequences. If you find yourself in this situation, you likely have many questions that need to be answered, including:
- What should I do after a bike accident if I have been injured?
- How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after being in a bicycle collision?
- Will insurance cover my medical expenses as well as other losses?
- What constitutes “fault” or “negligence” in a bicycle accident?
- Are bicycle crashes with motor vehicles impacted by Florida’s PIP insurance coverage?
- Do all personal injury lawyers know how to effectively handle bicycle accident cases?
For years, the Eltringham Law Group has been helping Florida bicyclists injured in accidents get the compensation they deserve. We offer free consultations, during which we can answer all of your questions and will provide you with the information, support and advice you need to move forward.
To schedule your free consultation, call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.