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Palatka Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle Accidents in Putnam County
Because cyclists are relatively unprotected—even when they wear appropriate safety gear, like helmets—they tend to suffer severe injuries when they are involved in crashes with motor vehicles, other cyclists, and pedestrians. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a bike accident in Putnam County, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help.
From our office in Palatka, we provide compassionate, client-focused legal representation tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals. When it comes to securing the compensation our clients need, we don’t just settle. We are willing to fight for you, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Continue reading to learn more about how we can help you with your case, or call our Palatka bicycle accident attorneys today at (855) 933-3881 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
Who Can File a Bike Accident Claim?
Like other types of personal injury claims, bicycle accident cases can be brought when several key elements are met.
In order to have grounds for a bike accident claim, you will need to prove the following:
- Another person or party owed you a duty of care, meaning they had a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent you from being injured/harmed
- The other person/party breached the duty of care, typically by acting negligently, wrongfully, and/or unlawfully
- You were injured, harmed, and/or suffered measurable damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering
- The other person/party’s breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of your injuries, harm, and/or damages
For example, if you were riding your bike in a designated bike lane and an intoxicated motorist swerved into you, causing you to break your arm and sustain a serious concussion, you would likely have grounds to file a claim. This is because all motorists have a duty to avoid injuring others, including cyclists who are lawfully sharing the road. In this example, the motorist’s intoxication is a clear indicator of negligence (and is unlawful), meaning they breached the duty of care. Because the intoxicated motorist caused the injuries, they can be held legally liable for the resulting damages.
Damages in Your Bicycle Accident Claim
Although many people understandably want to know how much their potential claim is worth, it is impossible to determine the value of your case without knowing the unique factors involved. That being said, many bicycle accident victims are able to recover compensation for specific damages.
These damages include:
- Emergency medical care
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Lost future income/wages
- Lost or reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering (including emotional distress and trauma)
- Lost or reduced quality of life
Our Palatka bicycle accident lawyers understand that these incidents often result in catastrophic injuries. As a result, victims need an attorney on their side who understands the importance of seeking compensation not only for immediate losses but for ongoing and future damages, as well.
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After a devastating bicycle accident, your focus should be on getting critical medical care, resting, and recovering. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you will be able to pay your medical bills or afford the daily costs of living while you are out of work.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we can handle every detail of your case so that you can devote your time and energy to healing. Our goal is to maximize your financial recovery so that you can get back on your feet. With over a century of combined experience, our attorneys have what it takes to advocate for you. We are ready to fight tooth and nail on your behalf as we work to hold the negligent person or party accountable.
We do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case. Our firm provides legal services in Spanish, Russian, and German and is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will always reach a real, live person when you call us.