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I suffered a pelvic fracture in a bicycle crash when a car pulled out in front of me. Can I pursue a claim against the driver for my damages?

 

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It’s unfortunate, but many drivers don’t look out for cyclists, don’t yield to them, and don’t know how to share the road with bicycles. As a result, bicycle accidents and injuries are inevitable. It is important for you to know that if you suffered any type of injury as a result of a driver’s negligence, you should pursue a claim against the driver and his or her insurance company.

While every bicycle accident claim is unique because no two injuries are ever the same, we can tell you that the compensation you can recover for your personal injury claim should allow you to make a financial recovery for your medical bills, surgical costs, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the costs associated with a pelvic fracture can add up quickly.

Additionally, if you have suffered limited function, disability, or the loss of enjoyment of life, you may also be able to collect compensation for those damages. If your pelvic fracture caused you to miss out on earning a living and making the wages you are used to, you can also collect for lost income and future loss of earnings.

To determine the value of your claim, you should speak with an experienced accident attorney to learn what your case may be worth before you speak with the insurance company. You can learn more about pursuing a claim of this nature by requesting a free copy of our book: What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck, or Bike Accident.


Damian Mallard, Esq.
Board Certified Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney