If a motorist hit and injured you while you were riding your bicycle, you can likely build a case against them and seek financial recovery via an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Florida law allows you to hold a negligent driver responsible for the damages you incurred. If we believe you have a viable case, a Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you develop a strategy, build a claim, and pursue compensation.
Call the Bogin, Munns & Munns Gainesville office today at (352) 332-7688. A team member can review the facts of your case and explain your rights. We may offer to represent you in your case. Reach out now for your complimentary accident evaluation.
Motorists Are Not Always Careful Around Bicyclists
Whether you ride on the University of Florida campus, around Gainesville, or in greater Alachua County, it pays to be aware of the dangers careless and reckless motorists can pose. When a car strikes a cyclist, the injuries can be severe and even life-threatening.
In some cases, they could include life-altering and permanent injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or loss of limbs. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Gainesville and Alachua County experienced 133 motor vehicle-versus-bicycle collisions in 2018. These accidents included 122 injuries and four fatalities.
If there is evidence to show the driver caused your accident by violating a traffic law or acting in a careless or reckless way that endangered your safety, you can pursue a case against them. To learn if our legal team can help, call our Gainesville office today at (352) 332-7688.
When injured accident victims reach out to our team, we at Bogin, Munns & Munns review the facts of their case for free. We understand how stressful it can be to face injuries, treatment, and an extended recovery and still have to figure out how to pursue the damages you deserve and need to cover your bills. This is why we provide complimentary consultations.
To consult with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 855-686-6752
Bogin, Munns & Munns Is a Full-Service Legal Firm
If one of our Gainesville bicycle accident lawyers from Bogin, Munns & Munns offers to accept your case and wants to help you seek compensation, we will do so based on contingency. We do not ask our personal injury clients to pay our firm anything out of pocket. We only receive attorney fees from the financial recovery we secure in their case. If we do not negotiate a payout or win in court, we will not receive our fees.
Bogin, Munns & Munns is a full-service legal firm providing services in virtually the full spectrum of Florida law, in addition to personal injury cases such as bicycle accidents. We have represented clients throughout Central Florida, serving all of their legal needs since 1979. In addition to Gainesville, we also have offices in Clermont, Cocoa, Daytona, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange City, Orlando, St. Cloud, Titusville, and The Villages.
To learn more about how our team can help you with your Gainesville bicycle accident insurance claim, or if you have other legal questions and need an attorney, you can reach the Bogin, Munns & Munns Gainesville office now by calling (352) 332-7688.
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Recovering Damages After a Gainesville Bicycle Accident
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we want to hold the driver who caused your accident accountable. This includes proving their negligence, assigning liability, and securing a just settlement based on your damages. This is most commonly accomplished by documenting your recoverable damages, presenting the evidence to the driver’s insurance carrier, and negotiating a settlement based on the actual value of your case.
Some of the types of damages we common seek for clients following this type of accident include:
- Any related medical care, treatment, transportation, rehabilitation
- Ongoing care costs for long-term injuries
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished ability to earn a living
- Loss of services
- Property damages
- Documented accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages, for those who qualify under Florida Statutes 768.21
Sometimes, the insurance carrier or at-fault driver will deny the claim, refuse to accept responsibility for the collision, or take other steps that make it difficult to secure a fair payout. When this occurs, it may be necessary to push for mediation or arbitration or consider taking the case to trial in civil court. We will not settle for less than we believe you need to pay your bills and cover your losses.
Filing a Lawsuit Based on a Gainesville Bicycle Accident
Our attorneys know how to navigate the legal system to pursue financial recovery via a verdict and court award. If we need to take your case to court, we will:
- Identify the appropriate jurisdiction
- Prepare the case
- File the paperwork naming the at-fault driver as the defendant
- Represent your interests to the judge and jury
Generally, Florida Statutes 95.11 gives us up to four years to begin a civil lawsuit based on a Gainesville personal injury case. However, there are some cases, including wrongful death cases, when the deadline comes significantly sooner. You should not assume you have an extended time to get started. Instead, contact Bogin, Munns & Munns as soon as you can to find out the timeline based on the specific details of your case.
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Speak with a Team Member from Our Gainesville Law Office Today
You can discuss your bicycle collision and injuries with a team member from the Bogin, Munns & Munns Gainesville office at no cost to your family today. We will review your legal options and evaluate the strength of your case, including whether a Gainesville bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can represent you on a contingency basis.
To get started with your complimentary accident consultation, call the Bogin, Munns & Munns office in Gainesville today at (352) 332-7688. Let us determine if you qualify to hold the driver who hit you accountable for your injuries.