Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyers

When the unexpected happens, and you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a bicycle accident, the journey to recovery can be daunting — especially if you have to deal with insurance companies.

A Florida bicycle accident lawyer at our firm can help you navigate the legal process while fighting for full and fair settlement.

At Eltringham Law Group, we understand the challenges you’re facing. Our experienced Florida injury attorneys are here to provide the legal guidance and support you need during this difficult time.

Why Hire a Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney?

Having an experienced legal professional by your side can make a world of difference following a bicycle accident. A bicycle accident lawyer has:

  • Specialized knowledge: Bicycle accident lawyers are experts in Florida bicycle accident laws, enabling us to navigate insurance claims with informed professionalism.
  • Maximized compensation: An attorney works tirelessly to secure the highest possible compensation for your damages, ensuring you’re not undercompensated.
  • Experience navigating legal complexities: These legal experts understand the intricate complexities of such cases, ensuring nothing is overlooked.
  • Prowess dealing with insurers: Personal injury attorneys are adept at dealing with insurance companies effectively, preventing rushed or inadequate settlements.
  • Thorough evidence collection: Lawyers meticulously gather evidence to establish liability and construct a robust case, boosting the chances of a successful outcome.
  • Effective negotiation: Their strong negotiation skills prove invaluable when advocating for your rights.
  • Litigation support: If negotiations fall short, your Florida bicycle accident attorney will provide litigation support, representing you in court.
  • Affordability: Our personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay when you secure a settlement.
  • Peace of mind: By entrusting legal matters to these professionals, you can focus entirely on your recovery, knowing your case is in capable hands.

With these advantages, hiring a bicycle accident lawyer ensures not only the best possible outcome for your case but also the reassurance that every aspect of your legal journey is expertly managed.

Florida Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accidents

The statute of limitations stipulates how long you have to file a personal injury claim seeking compensation. In Florida, it stands at 2 years from the day of the accident. Missing this deadline could mean losing your chance to recover damages for your injuries.

Exceptions to Florida Statute of Limitations

There are situations where the statute of limitations can be paused or extended, such as:

  • If the responsible party is a government entity, the statute of limitations reduces to two years.
  • Suppose it’s your child who’s the one hurt in the accident, then you have until their 18th birthday plus 2 years to file a lawsuit.
  • If you or your loved one are incapacitated after the accident, such as falling into a coma.

It’s best to consult an experienced Florida bicycle accident lawyer if you are unsure whether your statute of limitations has expired.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Florida

Bicycle accidents in Florida are, unfortunately, all too common. According to 2022 reports by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 7,237 bike crashes, with 6,755 cases sustaining injuries and 213 resulting in fatalities. Here are the primary causes of bicycle accidents in Florida:

  • Distracted driving: Motorists using phones, eating, or engaging in other distractions may fail to notice cyclists sharing the road.
  • Failure to give way: Drivers not yielding the right of way to cyclists at intersections or crosswalks can lead to collisions.
  • Reckless driving: Speeding, aggressive driving, and ignoring traffic laws increase risk by reducing a driver’s ability to react to unexpected situations.
  • Dooring: Opening car doors without checking for approaching cyclists can result in serious crashes.
  • Inadequate infrastructure: Lack of dedicated bike lanes and inadequate signage contribute to accidents and make cycling less safe.
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, debris, and uneven road surfaces can cause cyclists to lose control and crash.
  • Impaired driving: Driving or cycling under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs the ability to observe traffic rules.
  • Poor visibility: Low light conditions, bad weather, and inadequate reflective gear can make cyclists less visible to drivers, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Cyclist errors: Cyclists can also contribute to accidents through actions like running red lights, riding against traffic, or not following road rules.

By addressing these causes, we can work toward reducing the number of bicycle accidents in Florida, creating a safer transportation landscape for everyone.

Schedule a Free Consultation at Eltringham Law Group

At Eltringham Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you’re facing after a bicycle accident. Our dedicated team of experienced Florida bicycle accident attorneys is here to guide you through every step of the legal process.

Call us at 561-338-0420 or fill out this form to book a free case evaluation. Or visit our offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale for legal advice tailored to your situation.

Bicycle Accident Case FAQs

What should I do immediately after a bicycle accident?

After a bicycle accident, prioritize your safety and health. Seek medical attention if needed. Document the accident scene, gather witness information, and report the incident to the authorities. Avoid admitting fault and consult an attorney before discussing the accident with insurance companies.

Can I still seek compensation if I was partly at fault for the accident?

Yes, Florida follows a comparative negligence system. Even if you were partially at fault, you can still seek compensation. However, the settlement will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.

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I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!


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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

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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!!!

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