Bicycle Accident Lawyer Attorney-Near North Lauderdale
Lawyer For Bike Accident in Broward County And South Florida
After a bicycle accident in North Lauderdale, the best thing you can do
is contact a personal injury lawyer immediately for a free consultation
and to get immediate advice. Personal injury attorneys handle accident
cases that were caused by negligence and the accident cases that we handle
range from bicycle, car, truck, motorcycle, bus, and pedestrian accidents,
to cases dealing with wrongful death, defective products, boating and
personal watercraft accidents, drowning, brain injury, and slip, trip
and fall accidents.
Bike riders that are struck by trucks, buses, cars, or any other type of
vehicle are often shocked after their accident. Their life just flashed
before their eyes and they are wondering, “Did that really just
happen?” Most accidents are very traumatic for victims, and everyone
reacts differently. However, if you are ever in this situation, for your
safety you need to get out of the road, if possible.
Once you have done so, call 911. If possible, try to take down the information
of the person who struck you, particularly if you notice them trying to
leave the scene of the accident. If there are any witnesses that come
out to help you, ask them for their information as well. Make sure to
get down their names and phone numbers, ask them to put them as a note
in your cell phone if you don’t have something to write with. Try
to have someone move your bicycle out of the road as well, but do not
get rid of your bicycle, even if you can no longer ride it. The bicycle
is important because it will serve as evidence of how your accident occurred.
If you in any way feel injured, you should not refuse medical care. As
they say, ‘better safe than sorry. Sometimes the shock of the accident
and the adrenaline flow distorts how you truly feel, making you unaware
of your injuries, or the extent of your injuries. It’s best to be
safe and accept the care offered by the paramedics.
We actually just settled a case for an elderly man struck by a car who
rode his bicycle home after the crash with the pick-up truck. The case
settled for $150,000.00, even though we thought our client was partially
at fault, as the evidence pointed out that as the pick-up truck was leaving
the shopping center, the man (our client) drove into the side of the pick-up
truck. We settled that case as quick as possible for what we considered
to be good money in light of the evidence of at least some fault on the
part of our client, and major pre-existing conditions, especially to our
client’s knees and back, the same areas our client was claiming
to have injured in this accident.
Most people don’t know that if you call our personal injury firm
now during the hours of 7:30 am to 7 pm daily, Monday through Friday,
you will get to speak to someone immediately about your case. If it is
after hours or on the weekend, we will phone you back as soon as we hear
the facts of your case, so make sure to leave sufficient information on
our answering machine/voicemail. Your consultation is free and you will
not have to come into our office unless we let you know that we feel that
we can handle your case. And if you have serious injuries and are unable
to come to our office, we will send someone to you, whether you are home,
or in the hospital.
Also, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we don’t
obtain money for you for your injuries, then you will not be charged any
attorney fees or costs. If we obtain a monetary recovery for you for your
case, our fee is a percentage of the recovery. The percentage varies on
what stage of the litigation the case is, and whether it is settled before
filing suit, or after, and whether there was the necessity of any appeal(s).
If you are wondering how much your case is worth, the truth is we won’t
be able to tell you right away. Personal injury cases are unique. We have
to see how you do in your recovery. Some people improve much more than
expected, other people have worse physical outcomes than what we originally
would suspect and guess.
Some cases (usually the more serious, such as surgeries and broken bones),
require filing a lawsuit and heading towards court, and can take longer
to settle, while others can be solved within months, usually a minimum
of nine months. In addition, your injuries and how well you recover are
taken into consideration. Some people suffer traumatic brain injury or
paralysis, while others suffer from chronic neck and back pain. The extent
of your injury and how it affects your daily life, including your ability
to go back to work, and whether you are doing daily activities such as
going to the gym (or are very restricted), and taking care of your children
(if you have) are all factored into our determination of the value of
your personal injury case.
If you were struck by a car, truck, bus, or any other vehicle while riding
your bike, you might have a personal injury case. Call us for any type
of case. Our job is to do our best to obtain compensation for those who
were injured by someone else’s negligence.
Call our office now, toll free at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation.