Florida's roads are perfect for those who love to bike, and Port Charlotte is no exception. But a bike accident can change your life and your ability to enjoy any moment here. Being involved in an accident of any kind can be difficult to recover from, but if you're involved in a Port Charlotte bicycle accident it can be even harder to do.
Our lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you need to stabilize your finances so you can focus on physical healing. We know the recovery process can be difficult, and we fight the powerful to make sure you recover as quickly and completely as possible.
Are You Owed Restitution?
Florida residents injured in a crash involving their bike have the right to seek compensation. However, in order to do so you must be able to show that the other party acted in a negligent or reckless manner and that those actions directly led to the injuries you sustained. A wide range of things can be considered negligent or reckless, including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to obey all traffic laws
- And more
Depending on the situation, it may even be more than one of the factors above that contributed to your injuries. If you've been injured while riding your bike and think the motorist who hit you acted negligently or recklessly, contact us today to let us start fighting for you.
How Does Your Attorney Prove Fault?
With years of experience, your Port Charlotte bicycle accident attorney will have the skills and resources needed to prove that you deserve fault. Some of the steps our legal team will take include:
- Security camera footage
- Accident recreations
- Witness statements
- Accident reports filed by first responders or police
- Data recorded by new data recorders on modern vehicles
- Mobile phone records
- And more
By consulting with experts and using the latest in tools and technologies, our team is able to create an accurate breakdown of what happened during the accident and will be able to show why you deserve restitution.
What Compensation Could You Be Awarded?
A personal injury lawsuit awards damages based on a wide range of different things. And a crash involving a bike can bring even more damages due to the severe nature of the injuries most cyclists sustain. In fact, this is a key reason that so many bike accidents turn into a hit and run crash situation - the motorist knows how serious the damage can be.
Any settlement is designed to get you back to the point you were in before the accident occurred. Damages included in settlements of this nature may include:
- Medical bills including future potential medical bills you'll face as a result of the accident.
- Compensation for wages lost due to missing work, including future lost wages related to the accident.
- Compensation for the pain and suffering experienced due to the accident.
- Punitive damages used to punish the person responsible and to set an example for others, ensuring that they don't do the same.
Our attorneys work with professional economists and medical experts to develop a clear look at the long-term, overall costs of an accident and then structure a settlement offer accordingly. And if we can't reach an agreement, we have no problem taking the fight to court.
We're your fierce advocate, and we will always fight to get you the most. Don't Be Pushed Around Insurance companies and legal teams for parties responsible for accidents don't have a track record of helping out victims and paying the little guys. They'll use a variety of different techniques including:
- Ignoring you
- Forcing you through red tape
- Refusal to pay
- Offering lowball settlement amounts.
And they do all of this knowing that you're struggling financially and physically. Our lawyers don't let that happen. We stand up for the victims, fighting the powerful insurance companies and making sure that you actually get the respect you need and that you're able to get the compensation you really deserve.
Contact our offices to let us start fighting for your compensation. We'll make them pay so you can get your life back.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.