Bicycle Accident Lawyer Hollywood, FL
Year-round beautiful weather means there’s always plenty of cyclists on the roads. Whether you’re out on a pleasure jaunt, making a more eco-friendly commute, or serious about your two-wheeled exercise, as a cyclist, you have just as much right to most of the Hollywood roads as drivers. However, car-bicycle accidents happen all too often, and the cyclist often ends up in much worse condition than the auto driver.
If you’ve been struck by a car or involved in a cycling accident with another party, our Hollywood, FL bicycle accident lawyer, from Newman Injury Law can help you get the compensation you need for your losses, holding the at-fault party accountable.
Hollywood Bicycle Accident Lawyer Advocating For You
Bike accident injuries could change your life. Even with a helmet, the chances of suffering a concussion or traumatic brain injury are high. You may also have physical limitations after the wreck. Serious fractures or a spinal cord injury may make it impossible for you to get around without help. Your ability to work, attend school, or care for your family may be limited while you heal. If your injuries are severe enough, you could even end up permanently disabled.
The driver’s insurance adjuster may contact you soon after the accident, asking questions about your injuries or requesting a statement about what happened. Note this: you have no obligation to tell them anything. In fact, it’s usually better that you don’t. Instead, refer the other party’s insurance company to your bike accident attorney. They can protect your interests, as the insurance adjuster may twist your words into an admission of fault for the crash, so they don’t have to pay a large settlement.
Securing Compensation After A Bicycle Accident
You have the right to file a personal injury suit for compensation after a bicycle wreck you didn’t cause. Your compensation can include covering your current medical care and future needs, such as rehabilitative therapy or surgery. You probably missed work because of your inquiries, and your compensation may include covering your lost wages (even if you used PTO or sick days), plus compensation if you can no longer work your old job and have to take a lower-paying one that accommodates your changed abilities.
You may also be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering from your injuries, as well as emotional trauma. Many people develop situational anxiety or PTSD after being struck while riding their bike, and these conditions can be just as debilitating as your physical injuries. Your lawyer can argue for fair compensation for your diminished quality of life.
Contact Our Law Firm Today For A Free Consultation
At Newman Injury Law, we take your rights seriously and are ready to fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve after a bicycle accident. We can negotiate for a fair settlement with the driver or at-fault party or take your case to court if we cannot achieve results from good-faith negotiations. Contact us today for a free consultation with a Hollywood bicycle accident lawyer.
"A friend recommended Attorney Jared Newman after I was involved in a car accident. From the start Jared has been absolutely amazing. From staying in constant contact with me with updates on my case, to explaining things I didn’t understand, to getting me the best outcome possible, he has not disappointed. I’m glad I made the right decision with Jared Newman and I’m definitely keeping his number saved for anything in the future."