Delray Beach Bike Accident Lawyers Dan Bottari and Conor Doyle
Delray Beach Bike Accident Attorneys Dan Bottari and Conor Doyle

Delray Beach bike accidents and pedestrian accidents caused by drivers can be devastating. The financial impact and physical injuries associated with bike accidents to bicyclists can be lifelong. 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 for the damage that they cause to bicyclists and pedestrians. Our Delray Beach bicycle accident attorneys will help you recover money to pay for you medical bills, your bicycle and to compensate you for your pain and suffering. We are located in Delray Beach. 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 Atlantic Ave, Linton Blvd., Federal Highway, A1A, Congress Ave, Military Trail and the other roads in Delray Beach. Our location allows us to obtain traffic surveillance footage that may have recorded your accident. The law firm is located close to the South County Courthouse at 200 West Atlantic Ave. 

Unfortunately, many drivers 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 or pedestrian accident attorney at Bottari & Doyle to preserve your rights.

Should I Get a Lawyer For A Bicycle Accident in Delray? 

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. Contact us now for a free consultation, or we can drive to you!

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Delray Beach

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
Bike Accident Delray Beach

What should I do if I was 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 Delray Beach

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 accidents spend 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 HospitalBoca 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.

 

Delray Beach 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 Delray Beach 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 

We help clients who have suffered physical injuries recover money from the insurance company. Common bike accident injuries are:

  • Broken Bones
  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Brain Injury
  • Headaches
  • Bruises
  • Neck Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Scarring
  • 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 regularly settle cases with State Farm Insurance, Geico Insurance, Progressive Insurance, and Allstate Insurance. These are the major insurance carriers in Florida. Some of the other insurance carriers are The Hartford Insurance, USAA Insurance, Metlife and Chubb Insurance. We handle cases against all of the insurance carriers. Call us today for a free consultation, and we may able to tell you how much your bicycle accident injury case is worth. 

Resources

Delray Beach Police Department

NHTSA - Bicycle Accident Safety

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Contact Us

We will evaluate your claim at no cost to you. Contact the Delray Beach bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers from Bottari & Doyle, at 561-588-2781 to discuss your claim, or fill out our free claim evaluation form.