If a driver struck you while you were riding your bicycle in Clermont, Florida, you can likely pursue a case against that driver to recover compensation for your medical care, missed work, pain and suffering, and more. If we believe you have a civil case, a Clermont bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may offer to represent you based on contingency.
To learn more about your legal options and determine if you can seek compensation based on the details of your accident, reach out to the Bogin, Munns & Munns team in Clermont about your Lake County accident today. You can speak with a team member now for free by dialing (352) 243-8981.
Understanding Lake County Bicycle Accident Cases
Lake County is almost 20% water, so it is no surprise that bicycling is not the most popular pastime in the area. Still, plenty of people use cycling as a means of transportation, recreation, and exercise. Unfortunately, sharing the roadways with vehicle traffic can put these cyclists in danger of serious injuries or even death if a collision occurs.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Lake County had 53 bicycle-versus-motor vehicle accidents during 2018. Of these, 47 resulted in injuries to the cyclist, and two bicycle riders did not survive their injuries.
When a car hits a bicycle, the rider can suffer injuries that include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Limb injuries
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries.
When compared to the occupants of the motor vehicles involved, the bicyclist has relatively few protections. This is especially true when the car is traveling more than a few miles per hour. This is one reason why the traffic laws in Florida generally support the bicyclist after this type of accident. The motorist is responsible for following all applicable traffic laws and taking precautions to prevent injury to the cyclist. When motorists do not exercise extra care around bicycles, accidents and injuries are more likely.
To recover damages in a Lake County bicycle accident case, you will need to prove the driver acted in a careless or reckless manner and caused your accident and injuries. You will also need to document the damages you endured as a result. A Clermont bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may help you navigate this process if we believe you qualify.
Our team provides complimentary case reviews for accident victims in Clermont. If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, reach out to us to discuss your accident and injuries today. If we accept your case, we will do so based on contingent fees. We never ask personal injury accident clients to pay a retainer or provide any money up front. We receive attorney fees:
- Following the conclusion of your case
- Directly from the settlement or other financial recovery
- Only if we negotiate or win a payout for you.
To learn more about how we approach these cases, the services we provide, and how our contingency fee structure works, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at our Clermont office today: (352) 243-8981. We will answer your questions as well as evaluate your accident case for free.
To consult with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer serving Clermont, call 855-780-9986
Recovering Losses After a Clermont Bicycle Accident
When Bogin, Munns & Munns represents the victim of a bicycle accident in Central Florida, there are two ways we can seek compensation for our client:
- Filing a claim based on the at-fault motorist’s car insurance policy
- Filing a lawsuit in a Lake County civil court based on our client’s Clermont accident.
Both of these options require us to investigate exactly what happened and how the collision occurred, as well as the damages our client endured. The recoverable damages are generally the same, as well. These include:
- Treatment for your injuries and any other costs related to medical care
- Wages lost because of time away from work
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
We also pursue wrongful death damages for clients who qualify based on Florida Statutes 768.21.
The difference between these strategies for securing a payout is that we have much more control over the outcome of an insurance claim, and it is often a faster and less stressful process. Luckily, this is how most of these cases resolve. We negotiate an insurance settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurer based on our client’s losses. If we cannot negotiate a fair payout, then a personal injury suit becomes a possibility.
If we continue with a lawsuit, keep in mind there is a time limit for taking this legal action. You generally have up to two years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. If we work on your case, we’ll make sure to file a lawsuit as soon as possible so you do not lose out on compensation. You can speak with a member of the Bogin, Munns & Munns team about your options today when you call our office.
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Speak with a Team Member About Your Clermont Accident Case
A Clermont bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may pursue damages for you with no up-front costs for your family. Call us now at (352) 243-8981 to learn more. We will evaluate your case for free as a part of your complimentary accident case consultation.
Since 1979, Bogin, Munns & Munns has been a full-service law firm practicing virtually the full spectrum of Florida law. We represent accident victims, provide guidance in family law cases, and navigate complex business transactions on behalf of our clients–and so much more.
Reach out to us for any of your legal needs. In addition to our Clermont office, we have 12 additional Central Florida locations conveniently located to assist those living or working elsewhere in the region. This includes our main office in Orlando, as well as offices in Cocoa, Daytona, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange City, St. Cloud, Titusville, and The Villages.