If a driver hit you while you were riding a bicycle in Leesburg, Florida, it may be possible to hold that motorist responsible for the injuries, expenses, and losses you endured as a result. A Leesburg bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns will represent you and handle the claims process on your behalf if we believe there is evidence to prove negligence and liability on the part of the at-fault motorist.
Let a team member from Bogin, Munns & Munns review your case today at no cost to you. You can speak with a member of our team in our Leesburg office by calling (352) 728-3773 now.
Bicycle Versus Motor Vehicle Accidents Claim Lives Every Year
When a car hits a bicyclist, serious injuries are likely. While some people walk away from this type of incident unscathed, many suffer from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other significant injuries. In 2018, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 53 bicycle-versus-motor vehicle accidents in Lake County. This resulted in 47 injuries and two fatalities.
The costs of serious injuries can add up quickly for a bicyclist. They may require emergency transportation to the hospital, emergency department care, hospitalization, surgery, therapy, rehabilitation, and even ongoing care and support. While they are juggling these medical care costs, they are also missing work and may not receive wages for this time. Some serious injuries prevent victims from ever returning to their jobs.
In many bicycle collision cases, the accident occurred because the driver of the car was not being careful and considering the dangers they posed to the cyclist. Showing how they violated traffic laws or made sharing the road unsafe may be enough to hold them liable for the expenses and injuries the bicycle rider incurred.
A Leesburg bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can gather evidence and build a case to support your claim, if we decide to work together on your case. In addition to representing traffic accident victims, we are a full-service law firm that provides legal guidance and support for virtually the full spectrum of Florida law.
To learn more about how Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you, reach out to our Leesburg office today at (352) 728-3773.
To consult with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer serving Leesburg, call 855-686-6752
Recoverable Damages in a Leesburg Bicycle Accident Claim
If we represent you in your case, Bogin, Munns & Munns will gather evidence to determine the value of your case based on your damages. Then, we use this proof to seek a settlement from the insurance company that compensates you for these damages. We will not sign a settlement agreement until we are happy with the offer and believe it is a fair payout based on your accident case’s facts.
Our lawyers also have trial experience and can take your case to court if that becomes necessary. This is rare, though. Most clients who receive compensation following a bicycle accident do so via an insurance settlement.
Some examples of potentially recoverable damages in a bicycle accident case could include:
- Medical expenses ranging from treatment to future care needs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced ability to earn
- Property damages
- Related expenses paid
- Non-economic damages including pain and suffering.
In some cases, bicycle accident victims may not survive their injuries. If this happened to a loved one, you could qualify to seek wrongful death damages under Florida Statutes 768.21. We can help you understand your options during a consultation with a team member. Reach out to us today to learn more.
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Bogin, Munns & Munns Represents Clients Based on Contingency
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our clients never pay us anything directly. Our initial case consultations are free, and we work based on contingent fees. We pay for handling your case and cover all upfront expenses. Then, we receive a portion of your settlement or court payout as our attorney fee. If we do not recover a payout in your case, we will not receive any money, either.
Since 1979, Bogin, Munns & Munns has represented accident victims throughout North and Central Florida, with 13 offices to assist you. This includes:
- Orange City
- St. Cloud
- The Villages
You can reach your nearest office following a Leesburg accident by calling our team at (352) 728-3773. Let us get started with your complimentary case review right away.
Filing Civil Action Following a Leesburg Bicycle Accident
While bicycle accident cases in Florida do not frequently go to trial, it is sometimes necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. This could prompt the insurer to increase its offer to a range that compensates our client fairly, it could force them into mediation or arbitration where we can reach an agreement, or it could go to trial, and we ask the judge or jury to grant you the compensation you deserve.
There are time limits on taking this type of legal action, however. Per Florida Statutes 95.11, we generally have four years to begin a civil suit in a Lake County court. However, different deadlines apply in some cases, such as when we seek wrongful death damages. To learn more about the deadlines that will apply in your case, reach out to Bogin, Munns & Munns today about your Lake County bicycle accident.
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If you were hurt in a bicycle traffic collision in Lake County, a Leesburg bicycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can represent you in your insurance claim or personal injury case if you qualify. The Bogin, Munns & Munns team offers free consultations to traffic accident victims from our Leesburg office.
Call (352) 728-3773 today to discuss your accident with a team member who can explain your rights and answer any questions you have about your legal options, as well as evaluate the merits of your legal case against the at-fault motorist.