Florida Is A Dangerous Place For Pedestrians And Bicyclists
For a variety of reasons, pedestrians and bike riders in Florida are at high risk of being injured by cars. We have more bicycle deaths than any state, and thousands of serious injury accidents every year.
Securing compensation for a pedestrian accident or bike accident can be a challenge, especially if the driver and their insurance company try to blame the victim. At The Law Offices of Gonzalez & Associates, we will strongly counter that narrative and fight to hold the negligent driver accountable. We have represented injured cyclists and pedestrians across Florida.
Struck by car while walking, jogging or biking? Get experienced help at 866-626-4257. Free consultations.
Experienced And Compassionate Representation
It’s scary when someone in the family is hurt in a pedestrian or bicycle accident. The victim may feel lucky to be alive, but the injuries and psychological trauma can be severe. The legal team at Gonzalez & Associates is committed to securing the compensation needed to recover as fully as possible.
We oversee a thorough investigation to show how the automobile driver was at fault:
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Failing to yield or see the victim when turning
- Drifting into the bike lane or shoulder
- Running a stop sign or traffic light
- Opening a door into the path of a cyclist
- Texting while driving or other distracted driving
We fight back against attempts by the defense to avoid accountability for the accident or to reduce our client’s compensation on the basis of comparative negligence.
Compensation For Serious Injuries In A Bike Or Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrians and bike riders are covered for minor injuries under their personal injury protection (PIP) insurance on their vehicle, or the PIP policy of a parent or family member. But medical benefits under PIP are capped at $10,000. Bike riders and pedestrians commonly suffer major orthopedic injuries (broken bones), spinal injuries, brain injuries, internal injuries and other permanent or life-threatening trauma.
The medical bills, future care, loss of income, and pain and suffering for major injuries will far exceed the no-fault benefits. It will be necessary to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. Our attorneys are skilled at settlement negotiations and trial advocacy. We work to make sure our clients get full and fair compensation for an accident that was not their fault.
We Take Care Of Our Clients
We have represented children, adults and senior citizens hit by cars. Let us take care of the legal issues and deal with the insurance companies while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Our attorneys and staff work closely with you at every stage, and we care about getting a fair outcome for your case.
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