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Serving South Florida Injured Bike Riders

South Florida bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents are often tragic. A bicycle accident for a bicyclist can have a lifelong financial impact and physical injury. Perhaps you were riding on A1A when you were riding on the beach, or maybe you were commuting to work when you were riding for exercise on Federal Highway. It doesn't matter why the accident occurred, Florida drivers need to be held responsible for the damages they cause to pedestrians and bicyclists. We can help you find compensation for your medical bills, your bicycle, and pain and suffering if you have been injured in a bicycle accident in South Florida. Contact us today. We are familiar with the same major highways on which you were struck on your bicycle or in a crosswalk when you were a pedestrian.  Our South Florida office locations allow us to obtain witness statements or surveillance footage that may have recorded your accident. 

Bicyclists and pedestrians are often ignored by drivers. In the event of an accident involving a bicycle or pedestrian, you should consult with a South Florida bike accident lawyer.  There is no charge for consultations. Dial 561-588-2781 for more information.

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"Attorney Bottari has been extremely detailed and efficient, promptly responds and is always available to speak about my concerns. After switching from a large attorney group, I assigned my case to this firm; and Bottari has been successful with the litigations and reducing my balances. I'm more than satisfied with the outcome of my case and the way he handled it. I'll definitely hiring them in the future. Highly recommended!" - Marcela G

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A bicycle accident in South Florida: Do I Need a Lawyer? 

The answer is yes, for many reasons. To begin with, our South Florida bike accident lawyers can help you get the other driver's insurance company to pay your medical bills.  You quickly accumulate hospital and doctor's bills. Most likely you will have medical bills over $10,000.00 if you went to the hospital.  By filing a claim with the insurance company of the at-fault driver, we can help you pay your medical bills. Secondly, we will contact the driver's insurance company to establish how much coverage has been purchased by the at-fault party.  We will also check if the person is insured for $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or over a million dollars. Our team will then work to get you this money to assist you in making up for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical expenses. You will not have to pay anything up front! We will only be paid if we recover money for you. 

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Why do bicycle accidents occur in South Florida?

Automobile drivers often cause bicycle riders injury when:

  • Forgetting to look in their blind spots
  • Opening car doors without looking for cyclists in the bike lane
  • Ignoring stop signs
  • Driving recklessly
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Ignoring an approaching bicyclist

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When I was riding my bike, I was hit by a car. What should I do?

Hopefully, you contacted the police after the accident. We can assist you in getting the police report for the driver who hit you, which contains the driver's insurance information. It is possible to find out how much insurance the person who hit you has by obtaining information about their insurance company.  Next, you can obtain your hospital records and billing information if you were transported to the hospital by ambulance.  This will be a very expensive hospital bill.  The hospital will bill you in multiple ways. You will be billed separately for the hospital, the emergency room, and the ambulance. You can hold the other driver accountable for their carelessness in order to get your hospital and ambulance bills paid. 

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After a bike accident, how can I get my medical bills paid?

Bicycle accident victims spend thousands 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 Raton Regional, Holy Cross Hospital, 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.

In the event of a bike accident, will my auto insurance cover my medical bills?

Bicyclists' automobile insurance carriers are likely to cover at least $10,000 in PIP benefits (Personal Injury Protection) for injuries they sustain while cycling. The at-fault party's insurance carrier must pay if the bicyclist does not have an automobile. When pursuing your claim, we will be looking for liability insurance for bodily injury.  In Florida, this insurance is not required, but most drivers in Delray Beach purchase it.  Our team will determine whether the driver who hit you has 100 thousand dollars, 250 thousand dollars or one million dollars in insurance money to pay for your injuries.  

When a bike collides with a car, who is at fault? 

When a driver crosses into the bicycle lane and collides with a bicycle, the driver is responsible for the accident. If the driver hit you while you were legally riding on the street, he or she is responsible for the accident. When a driver is careless or negligent and injures a bicyclist, the driver will be legally responsible for your medical bills and injuries.

Is it possible to sue if I didn't wear a helmet?

When cycling without a helmet, you can sue the driver. Florida does not require you to wear a helmet while bicycling if you are over the age of 16. 

My child was hit on a bicycle, but they were not wearing a helmet, what can we do?  

You can still sue a driver for the injuries caused to your child.  This is true even if your child suffered a head injury. The insurance company may try to argue that you or your child was partially at fault for not wearing a helmet.  Even so, this does not absolve the driver from all responsibility. A cycle accident lawyer can help you and your child to recover compensation to help pay for current and future medical bills. 

What types of injuries do people suffer who have been hit on a bicycle? 

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)

I was involved in a bicycle accident. How much is my case worth?

Our firm will assist you in obtaining as much money as possible from the driver's insurance provider. Typically, the amount of money that a case settles for is determined by how badly you were injured, the amount of medical bills you incurred, and the amount of wages you lost because you were incapable of going to work.  State Farm Insurance, Geico Insurance, Progressive Insurance, and Allstate Insurance frequently settle cases with our firm. These are Florida's major insurance carriers. Other insurance carriers include The Hartford Insurance Company, USAA Insurance, Metlife Insurance and Chubb Insurance. We handle cases involving all of these insurance companies. Give us a call at 561-588-2781 for a free consultation, and we can tell you how much money you can expect to receive from the insurance company.