Boca Raton Bicycle Accident
When a bicyclist collides with a motor vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. Brain trauma, broken bones, severe road rash—the injuries sustained in these crashes can take months to heal. Some victims never fully recover.
The Boca Raton bicycle accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston know how difficult it can be to cope with the physical and emotional impacts of a serious injury. We may be able to alleviate some of the burden by helping you fight for the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related damages.
Our attorneys represent victims of personal injury and wrongful death in Boca Raton and throughout Palm Beach County. We have assisted hundreds of clients and have recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. To discuss your case in a free initial consultation, call 561-299-3999.Investigating Negligence & Liability After Boca Raton Bicycle Accidents
As soon as you contact the Boca Raton bicycle accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston, we will launch an investigation into your collision to uncover evidence you might have overlooked. We can file subpoenas for surveillance footage, cell phone records, and other evidence that is difficult to obtain. We can also arrange testimony from accident reconstruction experts, who can analyze vehicle damage, your injuries, and skid marks to determine how the crash occurred and who was at fault.
Much of the evidence that we may use to support your claim could be time sensitive. For example, a nearby store might have captured your crash on surveillance cameras, but the owner of the store is under no obligation to keep those videos. To ensure your claim includes all available evidence, contact an injury lawyer at Donaldson & Weston as soon as you are able to do so. We offer free initial consultations and will not charge any attorney fees unless you win compensation.Can I File a Claim If I Was Violating Florida Bicycle Law When the Crash Occurred?
Yes. Because Florida uses the pure comparative negligence rule when awarding damages, you may be entitled to compensation even if you were partially at fault for the crash; however, your damages award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. You might be considered partially at fault if:
- You were not using a bike lane even though one was available (exception: you do not have to use the bike lane if you are traveling the same speed as other vehicles on the road); or
- You were riding far away from the right-hand curb or edge of the road (exceptions: if you were passing another bicyclist, preparing to turn left, or avoiding a hazard such as a pothole).
The Boca Raton bicycle accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston have an extensive background handling cases that involve shared liability and liability disputes. We will gather the necessary evidence and use proven legal strategies to help you fight for the highest possible compensation.Call 561-299-3999 to Speak with a Bicycle Accident Attorney in Boca Raton
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle crash in Boca Raton, contact Donaldson & Weston for free legal advice. Schedule a consultation today by calling 561-299-3999, or send us an email using our online contact form.