What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Tampa

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Tampa

There are several benefits to bicycling. According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, riding a bike can lead to an improved cardiovascular system, strengthened muscles, improved coordination and mobility, and weight loss through body fat reductions. Bicycling can also be a very enjoyable activity. It is understandable why bicycling is such a popular thing to do. And in a place like Florida, where it is warm throughout the entire year, traveling about on a bike can be a preferred alternative to using an automobile. 

While bicycling has many advantages both for one’s health and leisure, it can also be dangerous. When sharing a road with automobiles, bikers are at increased risk of accidents. Since there is minimal protection surrounding a bicyclist, injuries suffered after an accident can be extensive. 

If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Florida, consider calling a Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law. The experienced team at Fulgencio Law serving Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, and Pinellas counties are both knowledgeable and aggressive and will help you get the most from your claim.

What to Do After a Florida Bicycle Accident

What to Do if You've Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident in TampaA Florida bicycle accident can be devastating for a bicyclist. Some of the most common ways that a bicycle accident happens include car crashes, dooring, road hazards, reduced visibility while out on a ride, and more. 

After a crash, a victim should take the following steps:

  • There is a good chance that the injuries a bicyclist suffers after an accident are extensive. Getting immediate medical attention is incredibly important. But even if injuries are not considerable, medical attention should still be sought right after a crash. 
  • A bicyclist can call a lawyer to have their case reviewed and see if they should take legal action by way of filing a personal injury claim. 
  • An attorney will evaluate a claim and send a demand letter to an insurance company for compensation.
  • An attorney and the insurance company of the liable party can negotiate a fair settlement.
  • If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, then a claim may need to progress further into a lawsuit. When a lawsuit is filed, a victim’s success and how much they will be awarded for their damages will be dependent on a judge and jury in court.

The length of time it can take for a bicycle injury claim to come to a resolution and provide financial recompense to a victim can vary. In some situations, the process may only take a few months. Other times, when a case is very complex, it can take several years.

It is imperative that victims get the most from their bicycle injury claims so that the totality of their losses is covered. 

Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today

You may be unsure about what your rights are and what you should do after a bicycle accident in Florida. The Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law can answer your questions and provide you with trusted legal guidance and advice on what your options are. 

For a free consultation with an experienced attorney at Fulgencio Law please call (813) 463-0123 today.

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