Bicyclists often have to share the road with larger vehicles, which puts them at a higher risk of injury if an accident occurs. Bicycle accidents can be very serious, leaving injured cyclists with life-altering effects. At Manuel & Thompson, we are committed to ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys today to speak with a legal team that you can count on.
What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in Florida?
Bicycle accidents can happen for several reasons, but in most cases, they are a result of negligence. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to bicycle accidents include driving while distracted, following cyclists too closely or trying to pass them, driving while under the influence, speeding, and more.
Can I recover damages after a bicycle accident?
If you’re hurt in a bicycle accident, you should be eligible to receive economic and non-economic damages, as long as you can first prove that you, as a cyclist, were harmed as a direct result of another driver’s negligence.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?
The state of Florida has imposed a deadline, also known as the statute of limitations of four years from the date of the accident for an injured party to file a personal injury claim. In other words, if you were injured in a bicycle accident and would like to pursue legal action, if you do not file your claim within four years from the date of your accident, you may lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
Do not wait to file your personal injury claim. Contact Manuel & Thompson today to ensure that your claim will be filed promptly.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.