Injured In A Pedestrian Or Bicycle Auto Accident In South Florida? Here Is What You Can Recover.
Amid the green movement coupled with the outdoor lifestyle of South Florida residents, many individuals today take to walking or biking to get around. However, despite the increase in pedestrian and bicyclist traffic over the past decade, motorists still remain the dominant force on Florida’s roadways.
And, sadly, many are failing to pay attention to the road. Texting behind the wheel, checking GPS navigation, taking selfies or driving drowsy have all caused unnecessary auto accidents involving pedestrians and bikers.
Fortunately, compensation is available to injured bikers and pedestrians involved in auto collisions caused by careless drivers.
Available Compensation In Florida
There are two categories of damages you are entitled to recover.
However, the exact type or amounts will always depend on your individual circumstances. The more severe or catastrophic your injuries, the more you will likely recover.
Economic damages are those that can be calculated. Injured parties are often able to recover the following types of economic damages:
- Medical expenses, including doctor bills, surgical procedures and physical therapy treatments
- Lost wages, including past, present and future lost wages, or earning capacity due to your injury
Unlike economic damages, noneconomic benefits are not tangible. They require a subjective analysis based on specific circumstances. They include:
- Pain and suffering, involving physical and mental anguish, distress and humiliation
- Loss of consortium, including the loss of a spouse or partner’s companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life, due to your injury
Other Possible Damages
In certain situations, punitive damages may also be recoverable. These types of damages are not meant to compensate an injured party, rather they are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future behavior. Recovering exemplary damages, as they are also referred to, are, however, limited to certain instances.
Let Our Lawyers Help With Your Claim
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our attorneys have successfully handled many auto accident injury claims for injured pedestrians and cyclists located all throughout South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach County.
Whether you were hit by a passenger vehicle or commercial truck or 18-wheeler, we will launch an extensive investigation into your claim to find out what happened and what types of compensation to pursue.
With over 35 years of experience, extensive negotiation and litigation expertise, we are confident we can help get you maximum compensation for your injury.
Contact Us Today
Let our experienced lawyers help you. Call 561-478-2500 today. Or, send us an email. We are happy to discuss our credentials, past successful recoveries and steps we will take to pursue a claim for you.