Bicycle Accident Attorney Certified as Expert By The Florida Bar Answers FAQs
Who will pay for my medical bills from a bicycle accident?
The answer may surprise you. If you own your own motor vehicle, you can use your PIP insurance to pay your medical expenses (see First Choice Law on Personal Injury Protection (PIP)). If you do not own a motor vehicle or live with a resident relative who owns a motor vehicle, you may be able to use the at fault driver’s PIP to pay your medical expenses.
Can I get compensated for Pain and Suffering?
The answer depends on many factors but, YES, you may be eligible for Pain and Suffering money, which are known as non-economic losses, as well as economic losses, such a lost wages and medical expenses.
Are there specific Florida Laws and Statutes that govern how, when and where a bicycle may operate?
Yes, Florida Statute 316.2065, provides answers under the law as to how, when and where a bicycle may operate, including on sidewalks.
Is it the law that I wear a helmet while on a bicycle?
This answer depends upon several factors such as age and whether the rider is a passenger on the bicycle. In short, it is the law that any bicycle rider or passenger under the age of 16 must wear a helmet.
Contact Our Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Orlando
If you have been injured while riding a bicycle because of the negligence of another person, call Jason Recksiedler or Caroline Fischer Espi at First Choice Law. We understand the complexity of these accidents and will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will answer all your questions and help you through this difficult time. We are available at 321-999-1111 and have a 24-hour answering service. You can also email us directly at email@example.com or fill out our online form and we will contact you shortly.