After A Bicycle Accident, Turn To A Personal Injury Attorney In St. Petersburg
Whether you ride a bike for fun, fitness or as a convenient way to get around the city, you have legal rights if you get hit by a car, truck or any motor vehicle. Motorists often overlook bicyclists and think they have the right of way. “Share the road” isn’t just a catchy phrase, it is the law.
If you have been hurt, I invite you to contact my law firm. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., I am ready to assist you after a bicycle accident.
I Am An Experienced Lawyer, Here To Help
I am John R. Mathias, an award-winning attorney with decades of legal experience. I started this law firm to help those who have been hurt through others’ negligence. Time and again, I have secured the relief my clients have needed to recover and move on with their lives.
Turn to a proven advocate for the advice and advocacy that you need after a bicycle accident. I will be with you for the long haul if necessary, even if I must take your case to trial.
Common Questions About Bicycle Accidents
Bring me your own questions similar to those below and I will answer in a personalized way.
What are some typical causes of bicycle accidents?
The most common reason for which other motorists strike bicycles is inattentive or reckless driving. Other common causes of bicycle accidents include the following actions of drivers of cars and trucks:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Using a cellphone or texting while driving
- Changing radio stations, eating, grooming or otherwise driving while distracted
- Failing to yield or running a red light or stop sign
- Making an illegal turn
All of these actions are considered forms of negligence. Contact my law office to discuss what to do after a bicycle accident.
How can bicyclists get compensation for their injuries?
Under Florida personal injury law, when an accident is caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another person, that person is liable for paying damages to the victims.
According to personal injury law, must negligent parties replace bicycles that they damage or destroy?
Getting your bicycle repaired or replaced is not part of a personal injury case, but at my law firm, my team and I bring claims against negligent parties for this purpose. I do not charge extra for this service. I will ask if your bicycle had specialized parts or custom features when I prepare a legal demand against the negligent driver, their insurer or possibly your own insurer. I will not tolerate offers of discounts on a new bicycle. I will work hard to get your bike replaced.
What if you can’t ride a replacement bicycle because of your injuries?
In that case, I will still fight to make sure your property loss is accounted for.
What if a hit-and-run accident caused your injuries?
I will work with law enforcement agencies and/or private investigators to try to find the at-fault driver. If that vehicle and driver are never found, I can help you bring a claim through your uninsured and underinsured driver coverage in your auto insurance or that of someone you live with.
Take Legal Action Following Your Bicycle Accident
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, my team and I can help you take legal action. As an injured party, you have rights that entitle you to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental distress.
If your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident, ask to evaluate your case. You may qualify to bring a wrongful death claim against a negligent driver. The first step toward compensation is talking to a knowledgeable bicycle accident attorney. Let me hear from you.
Reach out to my St. Petersburg personal injury law firm by calling 727-362-2122 or sending an email inquiry. I am ready to listen to your story and, if you choose to work with me, I will begin an investigation right away.