Bicycle Accident Lawyer
At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, our bicycle accident lawyers are strong, effective advocates for injured victims in South Florida. We have served communities for more than nine decades — helping many thousands of victims recover full and fair financial compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one was hurt in a bicycle accident in Boca Raton, FL, please contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.
The Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists have every right to use the road. Yet, sadly, too many motorists in Boca Raton simply fail to look out for bikes. Each year, cyclists are severely injured in wholly avoidable accidents. Negligent drivers, and their insurance providers, must be held accountable. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that contributes to bicycle accidents in South Florida include:
- Failure to yield;
- Merging directly in front of a bicycle;
- Following a bike too closely;
- Distracted or inattentive driving;
- ‘Buzzing’ a bicycle; and
- Recklessly opening a car door into a bike lane.
Other parties may also bear liability for a bike accident as well. Whether it is a negligent bicycle manufacturer, a negligent road designer, or a negligent construction contractor, you have the right to bring a legal claim against any party that caused or contributed to your injuries.
Florida Statute of Limitations: Bicycle Accidents
Under Florida law, bike accident injury claims are typically subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Put another way, you have two years to file a lawsuit, or your case will be dismissed. Never wait to take legal action: all bicycle accidents require an immediate investigation. If you were hurt in a bike accident in Boca Raton, you should reach out to an experienced Florida bicycle accident lawyer right away.
Compensation Available to Injured Victims
In addition to proving liability, plaintiffs must also establish the extent of their damages. Most bicycle accident injury claims are defended by aggressive insurance companies. Insurers will try to settle your personal injury claim for the lowest dollar amount possible. You need a lawyer who can protect your interests. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, our Boca Raton, FL bike accident attorneys will help you maximize your recovery. You may be eligible to recover money damages for:
- Emergency room care;
- Medical bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Permanent physical impairment;
- Disfigurement or scarring; and
- Wrongful death.
Most bicycle accident claims are settled prior to personal injury litigation. We have extensive experience representing plaintiffs in settlement negotiations. At the same time, our attorneys also have deep trial experience — we have brought thousands of lawsuits to court.
Contact Our Boca Raton Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, our Boca Raton bicycle accident injury lawyers are committed to providing exceptional legal representation to injured victims. If you were in a bike crash, we will help you obtain every dollar you deserve. For a free, no obligation, please contact our Boca Raton law office at (561) 367-7799. We handle bicycle accidents claims throughout Palm Beach County.