A leisurely bike ride in Florida can quickly become disastrous if a motor-vehicle driver fails to follow the law or carelessly ignores a bicyclist on the road. In mere seconds, one driver’s negligence can cause a collision that leaves a bicyclist with severe injuries such as lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, neck and back injuries, paralysis or death. If you or someone you love was hurt in such a scenario, contact Tampa bicycle accident attorney Dereck Capaz for guidance.
At Capaz Law Firm, we are dedicated to holding at-fault parties accountable for injuries caused to cyclists. We can help you fight to get you fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence. Call today for a free consultation.
Mr. Capaz is an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Tampa who understands the unique aspects of bicycle accident cases, including:
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents in Florida are quite common. According to a Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Crash Statistics Report:
Though there are Florida laws to protect bicyclists from motor vehicles, those laws aren’t always followed. Other times a bicycle accident is caused by unsafe roads or problems with equipment. An experienced bicycle accident attorney can thoroughly analyze your case to determine who’s responsible.
Bicycle accidents are often caused by a negligent or inattentive driver who:
Other causes of bike accidents include:
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, it’s important to seek legal representation. The motor vehicle driver and their insurance company will likely try to blame you for the accident in an attempt to avoid or limit liability. Don’t let them intimidate you into thinking the accident is your fault.
With opposing parties scrutinizing everything you say and do, you will need to consider your actions carefully. If you make any mistakes, you may be handing ammunition to the insurer to devalue or deny your claim.
Let’s take a look at some of the steps you should always take after an accident:
Most of us underestimate the financial impact a serious injury can have on our lives. Not only may you be straddled with sky-high medical bills, but your condition might also inhibit you in a number of unexpected ways. For instance, you may not be able to work, take care of your children, or tackle household chores.
Compensatory damages in a personal injury case cover a wide range of losses, such as:
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, contact Capaz Law Firm. We are dedicated to defending the rights of bicyclists and will fight to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries. Call 813-440-2700 for your free consultation.
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Dereck Capaz was selected for inclusion and named in the 2009 – 2015 editions of Florida Super Lawyers.
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