Cycling is surging in popularity, in part for its obvious health benefits, though also, rather obviously, for its cost-efficiency as well. However, riding a bicycle does not come without risk. If you are someone who was injured in a bicycle accident, read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about your legal options going forward:

What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents?

Bicycle accidents can be caused by several different factors, though in today’s world, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is simply driver negligence. Driver negligence can come in various forms, however, the most frequent types of driver negligence include texting while driving, excessively speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving while drowsy or fatigued. Rather obviously, any one of these negligent behaviors can cause a very serious accident, critically injuring someone as sparsely protected as a cyclist.

How do I know if I can recover compensation after an accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will first have to prove that your injuries were caused as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, insurance companies will very often try and disprove your claim, thereby denying you the compensation you need. This is why it is always best to hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights by proving that you are entitled to, and deserve, financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

How can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?

Attorneys know how to recover the evidence needed to prove a personal injury claim. For instance, your attorney will work to obtain surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness testimony, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in Florida?

If you are injured in Florida, you have a certain amount of time from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. Those who wait past the four-year mark to file will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. The sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started. All you have to do is reach out in a timely fashion.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.