Advocating For Injured Bicyclists In Sarasota County
Florida is generally known for its sunny weather, which is why many people choose to ride bikes leisurely or as a means of commuting to work. Bicyclists are very vulnerable on the road, however. Frequently, a driver won’t see a bicyclist in his or her blind spot and may be injured as a result.
If you or a loved one was harmed in a bicycle accident with another cyclist, vehicle or any other dangerous barrier, don’t hesitate to contact Gerber Law immediately to learn more during a free consultation.
We’ll Deal With The Insurance Companies For You
Many drivers are quick to shift the blame for the accident onto the bicyclist. Because of this, injured cyclists will often be forced to prove they were lawfully and defensively riding when the accident occurred.
Drivers have a responsibility to share the road with bicyclists and exercise reasonable care toward them and other motorists. In determining the cause of the accident, the driver’s insurance company will attempt to defend their policyholder by investigating the accident on their own. The insurance company wants to limit their liability and reduce their financial obligation to you. You shouldn’t offer information to the other insurer without a lawyer by your side.
Attorney Maria Gerber, founder of Gerber Law, understands the tactics and strategies that insurance companies use to minimize their responsibility in an accident. Ms. Gerber can fight back, proving that you suffered financial loss from a serious accident and that the at-fault party needs to pay.
Causes Of Bicycle Accidents In Florida
Bicycle accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, including:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers making illegal turns
- Opening parked car doors
- Intentional harm to cyclists
- Failure to avoid bike lanes
Most often, drivers don’t see a cyclist because they are looking down at their phones or they are using a GPS system. They may make a turn, failing to notice a bicyclist crossing the intersection. Whatever the reason for your bicycle accident, if you were severely injured, let Ms. Gerber help seek justice and financial recovery.
Contact Gerber Law Today
Don’t accept the first offer that insurance gives you. We are ready to fight for you to receive a full and fair monetary settlement. Attorney Gerber can help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages during recovery.