When a car hits a cyclist, serious and life-threatening injuries are all but guaranteed. If this is your situation, get the compensation you need to pay for your recovery by working with an Aventura bicycle accident lawyer.
Switching to travel by bicycle certainly seems to have a number of pros in its favor: biking to work cuts down on emissions and also helps you get a bit of exercise on your way to and from work. Or maybe you just enjoy getting out into the great outdoors on your days off. Either way, riding a bicycle can be a fun way to lead an active lifestyle.
Unfortunately, it also places you at increased risk for accidents along the way, potentially due to poorly maintained streets and trails, irresponsible and careless vehicle drivers, or many other dangerous obstacles you could encounter while you’re riding on your bike. If you’ve been injured while biking, an Aventura bicycle accident lawyer from Lavent Law, P.A. can help you identify who was responsible for your accident and help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Common Types of Bicycle-Vehicle Accidents
Collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles are sadly common. Many of these accidents are actually entirely preventable and only happen because the motorist was engaged in negligent driving behaviors, such as drunk or distracted driving.
These wrecks take many forms, including all of those listed below:
- Dooring accidents
- Crosswalk accidents
- Sideswipe impacts
Head-on collisions and drivers who either fail to follow traffic signs or stop at stop lights can lead to serious bicycle accidents as well. Each of these can produce immediate and severe injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, spine injuries, and even death. Even if emergency personnel attend to you quickly, you will most likely require at least some time off from work to recover—and that means financial loss.
Seeking Compensation for a Bike Wreck in Florida
Any financial loss or noneconomic damage you suffer because of your bike crash should be included in your personal injury settlement. In essence, if your finances, property, or quality of life have been negatively affected by the accident, you should receive compensation for it.
These are just a few of the items that you might be able to seek a monetary settlement for:
- Medical bills—both current and future expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Travel expenses for medical appointments
- Home modifications made to accommodate an injury
- Pain and suffering
- Damage done to your marriage or personal relationships
- Overall decreased quality of life
Your Aventura bicycle accident lawyer will work with both you and your doctor to assess how your life has been—and will be—affected by your accident. Your settlement needs to be comprehensive, and with our help, it will be.
Help from an Aventura Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been in a bicycle accident in the Aventura area, the legal team at Lavent Law, P.A. has the experience and knowledge to help you get financial compensation for your injuries. Whether you were the bike rider or someone else involved in the accident, you could have options available that you are not aware of.
Let us help you determine the best way to move forward after your accident. Contact an Aventura bicycle accident lawyer immediately by calling our office at (305) 306-9072 or by filling out the form below and scheduling a free consultation.