Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Sometimes bicycle riders find themselves in the unenviable situation of getting into an accident. When a car collides with a bicycle, the results are often tragic for the bike rider, who may suffer catastrophic and life-altering injuries. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident in Delray Beach, you have legal options and may be able to collect compensation from the negligent driver for your injuries and your suffering. Contact Eltringham Law Group today.

Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Delray Beach Get Results

At Eltringham Law Group, we are invested in your wellbeing. For many years, we have helped our South Florida injured neighbors hold other people responsible for their injuries, collecting compensation for them so they don’t have to worry about how they pay their bills. 

Our experienced team stands ready to guide you through every step of the legal process so you can focus all of your effort and energy on your health and recovery. We work diligently and tirelessly to protect your rights and help you get maximum compensation.

Bicycle Accident Injuries You Can Sue For

Bicycle accident injuries are often severe. Because a bicycle provides little protection for the rider, they often suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them dealing with recovery for the rest of their life. In extreme cases, bike riders unfortunately die in accidents. Florida leads the nation in bicycle accident fatalities

Drivers engage in negligence for many reasons. The end result is that you suffer serious injuries, including:

  • Road rash
  • Cuts 
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis

Even in slow-speed crashes, the bicycle rider can suffer life-threatening injuries. When riding a bike, your body is fully exposed to the force of the impact with the car. This impact can cause multiple severe injuries requiring long-term medical care and attention.

A Skilled Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Delray Beach Can Help You Prove Fault

Because you likely have many injuries, you will need ongoing medical treatment. This care will be expensive and may exceed your insurance limits and the limits of the person who hit you – but that doesn’t mean you should be on the hook to cover the astronomical costs. That’s why it’s crucial that you file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver in an attempt to prove they were negligent in causing your bicycle accident. 

To do that, you will need to show:

  • The driver owed you a duty of care to drive safely and avoid a collision
  • The driver breached that duty of care by driving in an unsafe manner
  • As a result of the driver’s negligence, an accident occurred
  • Where you suffered injuries

You know this is what happened, but proving this to a legal standard requires evidence, which is where your legal team can prove invaluable. Your Delray Beach bicycle accident attorney at Eltringham Law Group can investigate your accident, working with accident reconstruction experts, to accurately determine the cause of your accident. Gathering this evidence is crucial to being able to prove the driver acted negligently and should be liable for your injuries and your suffering. 

Your Time to File a Bicycle Accident Claim in Florida Is Limited By Law

To do that, you need to file a personal injury claim, but you have limited time to do so. Under Florida law, you only have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. While four years might seem like a long time, consider all of the hurdles you may face during that time:

  • Multiple surgeries
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Multiple doctor visits
  • Extended time out of work
  • In facility rehabilitation
  • In-home care

The more serious your injuries, the more likely you are to spend long periods of time out of work. If you cannot work, then you cannot earn a living to support yourself. That’s the biggest reason to act fast. 

Besides that, your bicycle accident attorney in Delray Beach will also need time to investigate your accident. They will also want to make sure that they collect evidence before it goes missing. The longer you take to speak with a lawyer, the more likely it is that witnesses will forget what they saw, making it more difficult for you to prove your case.

Getting Compensation in a Bicycle Accident Case

The point of filing a personal injury claim is for you to collect compensation from the negligent driver in your bicycle accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may face a long and expensive road to recovery. That’s why your lawyer may try to get you compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs

Your ability to collect compensation will depend on whether your legal team can prove the other driver was negligent and caused your accident. To get maximum compensation, you’ll also need to show that you have suffered damages as a result. 

Getting compensation for future needs presents challenges, but is not impossible. Together with your bicycle accident lawyer in Delray Beach, you can create an accurate estimate of your future medical needs. Using medical experts, your lawyer can determine how much money you may need to cover your medical expenses and your lost income. This is crucial to ensuring that you don’t pay a dime out of your own pocket for your bicycle accident losses.

Speak with a Delray Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Eltringham Law Group Today

The lawyer you choose can make a difference in your ability to collect maximum compensation for your bicycle accident injuries. You need a lawyer with proven experience helping bicycle accident injury victims like you recover compensation for your injuries. 

Contact Eltringham Law Group today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced team. We are the Delray Beach bicycle accident legal team you need on your side to give you compassionate and aggressive legal representation with the shared goal of getting you maximum compensation. 

What Our Clients Say

Our Reviews

Our clients love the personalized attention we give every case. Read what they have to say:

See All Reviews

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

Recent Case Results

$1.025M

UBER ACCIDENT

November 2021

$1M

COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

March 2022

$600K

CAR ACCIDENT WITH MINIMAL VEHICLE DAMAGE

March 2022

$125K

SLIP & FALL

March 2022

Proudly Serving The Entire State of Florida & Beyond

NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU.

We’re highly invested in your well-being – you don’t pay for our experience or services unless we get you a settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.

Free Consultation

 

Working With Us

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.

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.