"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes
Orange Park Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bike Accidents in Clay County
Whether you ride your bike purely for fun, take part in competitions, or rely on biking as your main form of transportation, you know the risks of sharing the road. Unfortunately, even when bicyclists are cautious and follow all applicable laws, they are not immune to accidents. Careless, reckless, and negligent drivers frequently cause devastating bike crashes, leading to catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths.
If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in a biking accident in Orange Park or anywhere in Clay County, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help. Since 2003, our firm has been fighting for the rights of injured cyclists throughout Florida and Georgia. Together, our attorneys have over a century of legal experience, as well as the resources of a large, highly respected firm. Most importantly, we prioritize client service. When you choose us to represent your bicycle accident case, you will receive the personal attention and compassionate, one-on-one support you deserve.
Injured in a bike accident? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at (855) 933-3881 today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While some bicycle accidents result from cyclists’ mistakes, most are caused by the negligence of others.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Passing or following too closely
- Driving in a designated bicycle lane
- Failure to share the road with cyclists
- Aggressive/reckless driving
- Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
While these examples represent some of the many ways in which negligent motorists frequently cause bicycle accidents, crashes can happen for a multitude of other reasons, as well. Bicyclists are often injured when roadways are in poor condition or have been defectively designed. They can also crash when loose dogs or other animals run across their paths, or when motorists carelessly open car doors into bike lanes. Cyclists can even become involved in major crashes with other bicyclists or pedestrians who are not paying attention to their surroundings.
Compensation for Injured Bicyclists
When another person or party is careless, reckless, or negligent, injured bicyclists have the right to file personal injury claims and seek fair compensation for their damages.
Depending on the specific details of your situation, our Orange Park bicycle accident lawyers can help you fight to recover the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Future medical care costs
- Lost income/wages, including future lost earnings
- Loss of earning capacity due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- All medical expenses related to the accident/your injuries
- Lost quality of life
The process of filing a claim can be fairly complicated. Because Florida is a no-fault state, you may need to first seek compensation through your own insurance provider, rather than through the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, if your injuries meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold, our legal team can help you go outside the no-fault system and fight for fair compensation for all of your damages, including those at are non-financial in nature.
Call Our Orange Park Office Today
With multiple locations throughout Florida, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. proudly represents clients in our local community who have suffered immense harm through no fault of their own. We have a proven record of success in even very complex cases and can help you understand all of your legal rights and options.
Because we provide our services on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses, and we only collect attorneys’ fees if/when we secure compensation for you. A real, live person is available to discuss your case 24/7, and we offer Spanish, Russian, and German services for non-English speaking clients.