Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle accidents are some of the worst that we see here at Leifer & Ramirez. After a collision with a motor vehicle, cyclists often suffer devastating injuries that prevent them from working and supporting their families. Many injured cyclists show up at our law firm worried about the future and unsure of whether they can continue to pay their bills.
Fortunately, help is available. At Leifer & Ramirez, our Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers represent the interests of cyclists injured in collisions. We can meet with you to discuss your options for receiving the compensation you deserve.
Recovering Economic Losses Caused by a Crash
Bicycle accidents cause serious physical injuries, such as:
- Broken bones;
- Cuts or lacerations;
- Back injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Dislocated joints;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
- Traumatic brain injuries.
These injuries can cost thousands of dollars to treat, and some might even require lifelong treatment. For example, someone partially paralyzed in a bicycle accident could end up paying over a million dollars in lifetime medical care to help them cope with their injury.
In a successful bicycle accident lawsuit, you can receive compensation for your medical bills, including:
- Transportation to the hospital;
- Hospital stays;
- Doctor visits;
- Prescription drugs;
- Rehabilitation, including physical therapy; and
- Medical equipment, such as braces, crutches, or bandages.
Bicycle accidents can also cause you to miss work, costing you thousands of dollars in lost wages. Helpfully, you can receive compensation for those losses, too.
Receiving Compensation for Intangible Harms
Bicycle accidents often leave victims in incredible pain, radically diminishing our clients’ quality of life. In Florida, you can receive compensation to make up for these intangible harms, such as:
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress or mental anguish; and
- Loss of consortium.
The amount you can receive will depend on many factors, but you generally will receive more in compensation the more serious your physical injuries are. Meet with an experienced Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney to review your situation.
Types of Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists face many dangers while out on the road. For example, many of our clients have suffered an injury because of:
- Collisions with pedestrians;
- Getting struck by a motor vehicle;
- Losing control of the bicycle because of a road defect, like a pothole or uneven pavement; and
- Running into animals.
The key in a bicycle accident lawsuit is to show that the other party was responsible for the crash. Often, this means you must show that the defendant was negligent, if not outright reckless. We have decades of experience bringing negligence lawsuits against motorists, pedestrians, and the government, so we know what evidence you will need to be successful.
Speak with a Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Accident Lawyer Now
A serious bicycle accident does not mean the end of your life. Instead, you can fight back by getting the compensation you need to recover and land back on your feet.
Leifer & Ramirez is here for you. Our team of bicycle accident lawyers is prepared to do whatever it takes to get you compensation to pay for medical bills and replace lost wages. To learn more, please call 561-660-9421, or send us an online message. Our initial consultations are free. Please don’t delay.