Now that it’s a bit cooler in South Florida, a lot of people like to head out for a bike ride. It’s a great way to get exercise and, for some people, it’s an easy way to get around. The problem is that no matter how careful you are, there’s always the chance that you can get hit by a car or SUV. Bicycle accident victims typically sustain very serious injuries. There’s just no way the human body can sustain the kind of impact caused by a motor vehicle accident. You could end up in the hospital for weeks or longer. You may need surgery and physical therapy. There’s no telling when you can go back to work. If you get hurt in a bike accident, it’s a good idea to call and talk to an experienced South Florida personal injury attorney.
How Can a South Florida Lawyer Help You Get Damages?
The person who hits you with their car should have auto insurance. But, sometimes, that isn’t the case. Your South Florida personal injury lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the driver who hit you. Or, they can help you file a claim under your uninsured motorists’ policy. Either way, they’ll fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Because bicycle accident victims in South Florida sustain serious injuries, their damages can be quite high. Some of the more common injuries associated with a bike accident include the following:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
Any one of these on their own can be dangerous. In combination, they can be life changing. That’s why it’s a good idea to call and have a skilled South Florida lawyer review your case and give you an idea of what your claim is worth. You may be entitled to some or all of the following types of damages, depending on the extent of your injuries:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Lost wages and lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
The only way to know for sure what your claim is worth is to talk to an attorney. Call our office right away and schedule your free, initial consultation. And remember – you don’t have to pay anything until your case is resolved.