Boca Raton Bicycle Accident Lawyer

What to Do If You’re in a Bicycle Accident

Far too often, bicyclists don’t seek the proper counsel necessary to pursue the compensation they deserve following a bicycle accident. Although crashes are often caused by weather conditions or roadway hazards, many of these are due to some type of negligence on the part of automobile and truck drivers.

In 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported over 6,400 bicycle crashes.  If you are involved in a bicycle accident in Florida, you have rights – especially if the accident was due to a driver who can be shown to be negligent or reckless in some way.

The personal injury attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group have the knowledge and dedication it takes to help clients receive the compensation they deserve when they are injured in a bike accident, especially one that also involves a motor vehicle.

 

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

There are numerous causes of bicycle accidents that can result in serious injury, disability or death. Some of the most common reasons you may seek compensation due to a bicycle crash include:

  • Drivers don’t see you on the road and infringe on your space
  • Motorists drive in your path or cut you off
  • Vehicle operators or passengers open doors as you are driving by, causing you to flip
  • Drivers speeding, swerving or driving recklessly
  • Hit and runs
  • Unrepaired road hazards
  • Defective bicycles or bicycle parts

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No matter what the cause, the result of a bicycle collision with a motor vehicle can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injury, head trauma, paralysis, permanent disability or even death. That’s why you need a bike accident attorney that is on your side. We will help you build a case so you can get the compensation you deserve to cover current and future medical expenses, as well as compensatory damages such as loss of wages or an inability to work, pain and suffering, and other punitive damages.


What to Expect Following Your Bicycle Accident

When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you following a bicycle accident involving personal injury, property damage or death, here is what you can expect to happen:

  • We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
  • Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
  • You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or are simply dealing with the stress and anxiety that is common following bicycle accidents, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
  • We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money up front in order to have our injury attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.
To schedule your free consultation or for more information on accidents involving bicycles, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.

Common Questions About Biking Accidents

Being involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle is scary and can have serious consequences. If you find yourself in this situation, you likely have many questions, including:

What should I do if I’ve been injured in a bicycle accident?


How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after being in a bicycle collision?


Will insurance cover my medical expenses as well as other losses?


What constitutes “fault” or “negligence” in a bicycle accident?


Are bicycle crashes with motor vehicles impacted by Florida’s PIP insurance coverage?


Do all personal injury lawyers know how to effectively handle bicycle accident cases?

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

I would like to thank the Eltringham Law Group and specifically Harold Torres for handling my case. Harold did an outstanding job on my behalf. I cannot express enough how pleased I am and how professional and empathetic Harold and the rest of the staff were throughout the entire process.

Nick Jury

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.