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Port Salerno Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Cyclists and Park Cycling is one of the best modes of transportation because it benefits not only those who do it but also society as a whole. Pedaling at a rigorous pace is a great cardiovascular workout, and if you replace driving with riding as often as possible, you’re doing your part for the environment by reducing carbon emissions. Riding a bike also happens to be a lot more affordable than driving a car.

These are just a few of the reasons why cycling is becoming increasingly popular in cities around the country. And local municipalities are happy to encourage bikers because riding reduces congestion, thereby minimizing wear and tear on bridges and roads. Despite their best efforts to accommodate cyclists by widening streets and adding bike lanes, though, accidents are still fairly common.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a bicycle accident, your family may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. To determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim, contact the bicycle accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston.

We have helped hundreds of injured parties recover the compensation they needed to put their lives back together. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Port Salerno.

When Might Punitive Damages Be Recoverable in Port Salerno Bicycle Accident Cases?

Every successful bicycle accident claim results in a compensatory damages award, which are funds that aim to make the plaintiff “whole” again. Compensatory damages reimburse the claimant for everything from medical expenses and lost income to property damage and home care. They also compensate the victim for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

Typically, recovering compensatory damages in the form of a sizable settlement or verdict is the ideal way to resolve a claim. On rare occasions, though, the plaintiff should also pursue punitive damages.

Unlike compensatory damages, punitive awards do not make up for any losses that the claimant incurred. Instead, they aim to punish the defendant for gross negligence or intentional malice.

When it comes to bicycle accidents in particular, there are few scenarios in which victims can pursue punitive damages. For example, they might be able to recover a punitive award if the liable motorist was drunk or if he or she struck them on purpose.

It’s important to remember that since punitive awards can increase the total value of a claim significantly, Florida has imposed a cap to prevent frivolous lawsuits. Typically, such damages cannot exceed $500,000 or three times the total compensatory damages, but there are exceptions to this limit.

Call 772-266-5555 for a Free Consultation with a Port Salerno Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you were struck by a reckless or negligent motorist while riding your bike, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our Port Salerno personal injury lawyers will handle the logistics of your case so you can focus on recovering. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation.

What Our Clients Say
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The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
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After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
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After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.