We Can Submit A Bicycle Accident Claim On Your Behalf
When you have been wrongly injured in a bicycle accident, we will submit your claim to the at fault party’s insurance company to start the process of negotiating your settlement with their adjusters and legal representatives. In most bicycle injury cases, we can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that is acceptable. In a few cases, the insurance company may refuse to negotiate with us and in that case, we can file a lawsuit to collect damages.
If the need to file a lawsuit occurs, we will proceed to prepare your case for trial consulting with our team of safety experts, medical professionals and those that can help us reconstruct the details of your accident.
During that time, we are here to walk you through the legal process and answer any questions you may have. We are also here to help you obtain the resources you need for a successful recovery. At the Law Office of Teresa P. Williams, we are here in your corner and will work to help you get the best outcome for your case.
How Do You Know Who Is At Fault?
While many bicycle accident cases are the result of negligent drivers, cyclists can also bear the responsibility as the at fault party. Our legal team and accident reconstruction experts will carefully analyze the details of your case and can determine who is the at fault party in your accident. To prove fault, we work to demonstrate that the care owed to others on the road was violated by the driver at the time of the accident and their negligence contributed to your injuries.
A driver is required to operate a vehicle in a defensive nature, thus owing others, such as pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles a level of care on the road that allows them to avoid accidents. If it is shown that the driver violated that agreement by texting while driving, for example, then they may be legally liable for the damages that occurred in the accident.
In the state of Florida, insurance companies can try to prove that the cyclist is partially responsible for the accident by riding carelessly outside a bike lane, for example. Depending on what percentage they can prove the cyclist was at fault, the victim may only get a portion of the settlement. For instance, if the judgment is for $100,000 and it is determined the cyclist was 15% at fault, then they are awarded $85,000 as a settlement. This is called comparative negligence.
Consider Teresa P. Williams as Your Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Teresa P. Williams has lived and worked in Clearwater for over 30 years. If you have been injured while riding your bike, you owe it to yourself to have a quick call with Teresa to get a better understanding of your injury case. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is one of the best decisions you can make to protect yourself after an accident.
If you think you have a bicycle accident case, call us at (727) 796-2706 for a free case evaluation or contact us through the website here.