(UPDATED APRIL, 2023)
Boca Raton bicycle accidents and accidents to pedestrians cause devastating financial impacts and physical impacts to those who are injured. Your accident may have been on A1A when you were riding on the beach, or on Federal Highway when commuting to work or riding for exercise. Either way, Florida drivers need to be held responsible when they break traffic laws that caused your injuries. Our Boca Raton bike accident attorneys will help you recover money to pay for you medical bills, your bicycle and to compensate you for your pain and suffering. Our office is located in Palm Beach County.
We travel the same major roads that you did when you were hit on your bicycle or in a crosswalk as a pedestrian. We are familiar with Yamato Road, Glades Road, Palmetto Park Road, 441, Federal Highway, A1A and all of the other major roads in Boca Raton. The South County courthouse on Atlantic Ave is located just a few blocks from our office. This allows us to quickly go to court when we need to for clients.
Approximately 500,000 people visit the hospital every year due to pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Tragically, many of these accidents result in serious injuries or even death. Automobile drivers often pay little attention to bicyclists and pedestrians. If you have been injured in an accident while riding a bicycle or as a pedestrian, it is important to contact a bicycle accident attorney at Bottari & Doyle to preserve your rights.
Injured in a Bike Accident? Call Us at 561-588-2781 to discuss your claim,
Should I Get a Lawyer For A Bicycle Accident?
Yes, for many reasons. First, our lawyers can help get your medical bills paid by the other driver's insurance carrier. Hospital bills, doctors bills and ambulance bills quickly add up. If you went to the hospital, you will likely have a hospital bill of more than $10,000.00. We can help you get your medical bills paid by filing a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company. Second, we will contact the at-fault driver's insurance company to find out how much insurance coverage he or she purchased. For example, we will find out if that person has $50,000, $100,000, $250,000 or over a million dollars of insurance coverage. We will then try to obtain this money for you to compensate you for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and future medical bills. Finally, there is no upfront cost to you! We only get paid if we recover money for you.
Injured in Bicycle Accident? - 561-588-2781 for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Boca Raton
Bicycle riders are often injured when automobile drivers:
- Do not check their blind spots
- Open car doors without checking to see who is in the bike lane
- Drive through stop signs
- Drive recklessly
- Drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Failing to see a bicyclist approaching an intersection
What should I do if I get hit by a car on a bike?
We hope that you called the police after the accident. If you didn't we can help you to obtain the police report that will include the insurance information for the driver who hit you. Obtaining the insurance company information allows us to contact them to find out how much insurance the person has who hit you. Next, if you were transported by ambulance to the hospital, you can obtain the hospital records and the billing information for the hospital. The hospital bill will be very expensive. There will be more than one billing entity from the hospital. The hospital, the emergency room and the ambulance will bill you separately. We can help you get your hospital bill and ambulance bill paid by holding the other driver accountable for their carelessness.
Medical Bills From A Bicycle Accident In Boca Raton
The graph below shows the average medical bills associated with automobile accidents, bus accidents and bicycle accidents throughout the United States. As you can see, bicycle accident victims and car accidentsspend billions of dollars throughout their lifetime to treat injuries from accidents. We can help you recover money from the insurance company to help pay for your medical bills. A hospital visit from Boca Regional Hospital, West Boca Medical Center, Bethesda or any of the South Florida hospitals are likely to cost you more than $10,000 for just one visit! We can help you to get your hospital bill and ambulance bill paid by the insurance company.
Do I have a case if I wasn't wearing a helmet?
Yes, Florida law only requires children under the age of 16 to wear a bike helmet. Additionally, a child under the age of 16 is entitled to compensation to pay for their medical bills and pain and suffering even if they were not wearing a helmet. The driver is still responsible for causing the accident.
Boca Raton Bicyclists and Liability Insurance
The bicyclist's automobile insurance carrier will pay up to $10,000 in PIP benefits to treat the bicyclist's injuries. If the bicyclist does not have an automobile, then the at-fault party's insurance carrier is obligated to pay. Bodily injury liability insurance is what we will be looking for when pursuing your claim. This insurance is not required in Florida, but most drivers in Boca Raton do purchase it. We will find out if the driver who hit you has one hundred thousand dollars, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or one million dollars in insurance money to potentially pay you for the injuries that you suffered in your case.
Who Is At Fault When a Bike Hits a Car?
The driver is responsible the accident if the driver veered into the bicycle lane and collided with the bicycle. The driver is responsible for the accident if he or she hit you while you were lawfully riding on the street. A drivers carelessness or negligence that results in injuries to the bicyclist will make the driver legally responsible for your injuries and medical bills.
Common Injuries From a Bike Accident
- Broken Bones
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Brain Injury
- Neck Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Mental Health Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress)
How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Case Worth?
We will help you to obtain the most amount of money possible from the driver's insurance carrier. The amount of money that a case settles for depends on how badly you were injured, the amount of your medical bills and your lost wages by not being able to go to work. We will be able to tell you how much your bicycle accident injury case is worth.
We will evaluate your claim at no cost to you. Contact our Bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers from Bottari & Doyle, at 561-588-2781 to discuss your claim.