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What to do After a Bicycle Accident in Florida

Nov 8, 2019 - Personal Injury

Though cycling is a favorite in Florida, namely due to its cost-efficiency and the health benefits associated with riding, it does not come without risk. When a cyclist is involved in an accident, he or she may be severely injured as a result. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have about recovering the financial compensation you need.

What can cause a bicycle accident?

Several factors contribute to bicycle accidents, though the most common is driver negligence. We live in a world where people are constantly texting while driving, driving under the influence, speeding, or otherwise driving recklessly. When drivers behave irresponsibly, accidents happen.

How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation?

The key to winning any personal injury claim is proving that you sustained injuries at the hands of a negligent party. However, this is not always easy, as insurance companies normally do not go down without a fight. That is why if you are ready to file a personal injury claim, you cannot go it alone.

Do I need to hire an attorney?

It is always best to hire an attorney that is familiar with the claims process. Our attorneys have the education and experience necessary to uncover and assemble evidence to form the most convincing claim possible to help you win the compensation you need. For example, our attorneys will work to obtain security camera footage of your accident as it happened. Additionally, we will use police reports, witness statements, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This means that you have four years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against a negligent party. While four years may sound like a lot of time, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. All you have to do is reach out to our firm and we will get the claims process started as soon as possible. If you wait longer than four years, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to help.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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