Across the U.S., Florida is rated as the top most dangerous state for pedestrians and bicyclists. And while bicyclists are required to follow the same rules as drivers, they are also qualified for the same rights. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation.
A Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney at Inkelaar Law is prepared to aggressively fight for the justice you deserve. Through either pre-trial litigation or in court, our attorneys are passionate about doing the hard work so that you can rest and recover.
Learn more today about what to do after a bicycle accident and how Inkelaar Law can help you.
The first and most important step to take after being injured in a bicycle accident is to seek medical attention. Even if you may not feel pain at the moment, internal issues and pain may arise after the initial adrenaline has worn off. It is always best to seek medical attention right away.
You should also prioritize obtaining copies of all medical bills associated with the accident, as these will be important when trying to win compensation.
Another vital step is to report the accident to authorities and document the scene. This is important but often overshadowed by stress and chaos. Reporting the accident and your injuries to the authorities and filing a police report will also come in handy when seeking compensation.
Florida law also requires victims to report accidents with motor vehicles when there are personal injuries or more than $500 in damage.
If you’ve been injured in any accident as a bicyclist, consulting a Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney at Inkelaar Law is a crucial step. Our team of attorneys has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, and have won over 40 million dollars for our clients. We also have multilingual capabilities and are proud to represent individuals from all different backgrounds.
We know how stressful and traumatic bicycle accidents can be, and are passionate about fighting for your rights so that you can rest and recover. Call us today at (813) 535-4415 or complete our contact request form for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.