FAQ: Bicycle Accidents
I was riding my bicycle and got hit by a car that failed to stop at a stop sign. If I do not have health insurance, how do I get my medical bills paid?
If you are a bicyclist or a pedestrian, and you get hit by a car, your own personal automobile insurance company will pay your medical bills resulting from that accident. The Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage under your auto policy […]
From a Legal Perspective: What happens if you are struck by a car while riding a bicycle?
The question most people have on their minds when they get into an accident is “Who is going to pay for all of this”? Although the question is short and simple, the answer is long and complicated. This article will […]
In Florida, are there bicycle laws that protect people riding bikes on the road?
Cycling in Florida has proven to be potentially very dangerous. Last year alone, hundreds of bicyclists were injured in accidents with automobiles. Many of those cyclists died due to the negligence of these drivers. It begs the question: Are there […]
I was injured by a defect in my bike and I want to know who can be held responsible for my injuries, medical bills and lost wages?
Cycling is not only a seriously competitive sport but also an enjoyable recreational activity and healthy way to get around town. Modern bicycles can be very complex, with a multitude of advanced components and systems. These components may be extremely […]
If I was injured in a Florida bicycle accident at night when a car struck me and I did not have a head light on my bicycle, do I still have a claim?
Yes. This question has to be answered in two parts: First, as of July 25, 2014, under Florida’s PIP law if a person is struck on a bicycle by a car or truck, the victim’s own personal injury protection insurance […]
If I was hit by a car while riding my bike and the car that hit me does not have insurance, can I still get compensation?
YES, you can get compensation if you own a vehicle, or reside with a resident relative who owns a vehicle that has uninsured motorist coverage (UM). The UM coverage will pay for out of pocket medical expenses, not covered by […]
I was in a bicycle accident, but the driver did not receive a ticket. Do I still have a case?
Many people believe that if you are in a car or bicycle accident, the person who receives the ticket is automatically at fault. This is not the case. Usually the police officer is not a witness to the accident; therefore, […]
If I get hit by an uninsured driver while riding my bicycle can I get compensated for my injuries?
The answer is Yes, if you own a car, or reside with a relative who owns a car AND there is an auto insurance policy with uninsured motorist coverage. Under the Florida No Fault Law, medical bills incurred from a […]
Why is the Stop Bar Important in Bike Accidents
There are many liability factors in bicycle accidents involving automobiles. One of the most commonly overlooked liability issues is the painted stop bar on the roadway. Frequently bike/auto accidents happen at the intersection of a roadway, driveway of stores or […]
What do I need to know if I have been injured in a bike accident in Florida?
Bike accidents usually result in very serious injuries. Whether it is a biker being struck by a car or a defective bike, our law firm has handled hundreds of bike accident cases in Florida and nationwide. In this video, bike […]