A Lakeland bicycle accident can leave you seriously injured and struggling to make a total recovery. The severe nature of injuries in a bike crash is a major reason that so many accidents involving a cyclist and motorists end up being a hit and run crash - drivers are terrified of the injuries they can inflict on a cyclist. Insurance companies and lawyers for the other side can make it hard to get what you're owed or to focus on your physical healing.
Our team protects the injured, not the powerful, and we fight to get you the most after an accident.
Can You Seek Compensation?
Injuries can take a lot of time recovering from physically, but they can also make it harder to recover due to the financial impact it can have on your life. The cost of medical bills and missing work as you heal can add up quickly, and if your accident is caused by the actions of another, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries through a Lakeland bicycle accident lawsuit.
Those injured in a crash while on their bicycles can seek financial compensation if they are able to show that the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person. In these types of cases, this generally includes things like:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving such as texting or emailing while driving
- Hit and run
- Failure to yield right of way to a cyclist
- Failure to follow all traffic signs, signals, and laws
- Not maintaining a vehicle for maximum safety
A number of different things can impact your case, and the key is to remember that if a reasonable person would consider actions to be reckless or negligent, it's likely that you have the grounds to seek compensation. Our attorneys will fight to get you the justice and the money that you deserve.
How Does Your Attorney Prove Fault?
Our Lakeland bicycle accident attorney will use a wide range of tools and resources to show that you deserve compensation. Some of the pieces of evidence we'll utilize include:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Security camera footage
- Driver histories
- Mobile phone records
- Accident recreations
Developing your case is important, and we take it seriously, so we can ensure that you get the best possible results from your lawsuit. We'll use everything available to us to argue your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
What Are You Owed?
A fair settlement offer is one that will help you return your financial situation back to where it would have been had you never been involved in the accident at all. A lot of factors can influence what a fair offer is, but some of the main things include:
- Medical bills including future estimated potential medical bills
- Lost wages including estimated future lost wages
- Any compensation to offset a loss of earning capability in the future
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Punitive damages awarded to punish he person responsible and dissuade others from acting in a similar manner
Our Lakeland bicycle accident attorney consults with financial and medical experts to develop a clear idea of what a fair settlement is, and then we use that figure to negotiate with the other side to get you what you are owed.
Are You Being Pushed Around?
Insurance companies and the legal teams for the other side will do what they can to avoid paying out a dime in settlements. To do so, they'll do numerous things including:
- Refusal to pay at all
- Forcing you to jump through legal hoops
- Require you to fill out endless paperwork
- Offer low settlement amounts that barely cover any of your expenses
- And more
These tactics can leave victims feeling as though they have no options to get what they truly deserve, and the stress they bring can make recovery even more difficult. Our team's reputation means that this isn't an issue - you instantly get the respect of the other side and will be able to rest assured that your legal team is getting you what you deserve. We fight for you and make them pay.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.