Englewood is tailor-made for any cyclist, but if you're involved in a crash while on your bike, it can change your life in an instant. The severity of injuries that can be sustained in a bicycle accident are a big part of why hit and run situations are so common - motorists know how dangerous their vehicles can be when they strike a cyclist.
If you're injured, our legal team is here to fight for you. We make them pay so you can recovery complete and move on after an accident.
Do You Have The Right To Sue?
Under Florida law, anyone injured through the reckless or negligent actions of someone else has the right to seek restitution for their injuries through the legal system. Recklessness or negligence can be defined as any action that a reasonable person would recognize as being such, and can include things like:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Failure to obey all traffic laws
- Failure to maintain a vehicle for safety
- And more
Our attorneys will review your case and determine what rights you have. If you have the grounds to seek compensation, we'll represent you and take the steps needed to prove that you deserve restitution for your injuries based on the criteria above and other potential factors.
What Damages Can You Seek?
A bicycle injury can destroy your life. The lack of protection a bike rider has combined with the heavy weight, size, and speed of a vehicle means that those involved in an Englewood bicycle accident can be seriously injured or maimed.
Each case is different, but the following are some examples of the kinds of damages that your Englewood bicycle accident attorney will seek if you have a case.
- Lost wages
- Potential future lost wages
- Medical bills associated with the injuries
- Future potential medical bills
- Reduced financial income as a result of disability
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
We work with medical experts and economists to determine what the true cost of your accident will be, and then work to negotiate a settlement based on that. If we can't reach a settlement agreement, our team isn't afraid to head to the court system and fight for your rights - and your compensation.
With decades of experience, our legal team has the resources and the knowledge needed to get you what you deserve. We use numerous tools to prove that you deserve restitution, including:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Phone records
- Security camera footage
- Accident recreations
- Driver histories
Our team takes the hard work off of your shoulders and argues for your rights. Your attorney will consult with experts, talk to the authorities, and work to negotiate a settlement. If a settlement can't be reached, we'll fight for your rights in the court system.
Standing Up For The Little Guy
When you're injured in a bicycle accident, it's easy to feel like you're up against the world. The insurance companies and legal team for the other side can use a variety of tactics to push you around.
Our legal team doesn't let that happen. Our reputation immediately makes the other side respect you, and will stop their shady tactics and instead begin working to reach a settlement with you. We have a history of fighting for the little guy, and we'll do this for you as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, contact our offices to speak with an Englewood bicycle accident attorney today and let us fight for you.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.