Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bicycle Accidents

$11 Million

Car Accident

$4.4 Million

Motorcycle Accident

$4.3 Million

Car Accident

$2.6 Million

Motorcycle Accident

$1.4 Million

Motorcycle Accident

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Advocates for Florida’s Bicycle Accident Victims

Cycling in Florida, with its sprawling vistas and scenic routes, offers both residents and visitors alike an unparalleled experience. However, when enjoyment turns to tragedy due to a bicycle accident, Rue & Ziffra stands ready to champion your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. As seasoned bicycle accident lawyers in Volusia and Flagler Counties, we understand the critical nature of these cases and the profound impact they have on your life.

Your Rights as a Cyclist in Florida

Florida law recognizes the equal rights of bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers, emphasizing your entitlement to share the road safely. Despite this, bicycle accidents frequently occur, leading to severe injuries or even fatalities. Our team is deeply committed to advocating for your right to fair compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Our extensive experience has shown that most bicycle accidents result from:

  • Motor vehicles encroaching on bike lanes
  • Drivers’ failure to notice cyclists
  • Non-yielding behavior towards cyclists
  • Doorings as cyclists pass by parked cars
  • Driving under the influence

Comprehensive Legal Support for Bicycle Accident Victims

Rue & Ziffra’s dedication to the community spans over four decades, providing expert legal counsel to those injured on bicycles. Whether facing medical bills, loss of income, or enduring pain, our team is committed to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you are entitled to.

We Specialize in a Variety of Bicycle Accident Claims:

  • PIP Coverage Claims: Even in accidents with motor vehicles, cyclists may be eligible for compensation under the driver’s PIP policy.
  • Your Own PIP Coverage: Cyclists might also claim under their own or their household’s PIP policy, regardless of the accident’s specifics.
  • Severe Injuries: For injuries surpassing PIP coverage, we explore additional compensation avenues, including the at-fault driver’s BIL policy or your UIM coverage.
  • Rental Bicycle Injuries: Unique challenges arise from rented bicycle incidents, where waivers may not fully absolve rental companies from liability.
  • Defective Bicycle Claims: We also represent clients against manufacturers for injuries caused by defective bicycles.

Immediate Actions Following a Bicycle Accident

In the event of an accident, prioritizing your safety and gathering evidence is crucial. This includes:

  • Seeking medical attention immediately
  • Documenting the scene and collecting witness information
  • Securing police reports

It’s important to remember that Florida law imposes a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, emphasizing the importance of acting promptly.

Partner with Rue & Ziffra: Your Bicycle Accident Legal Experts

Choosing Rue & Ziffra means aligning with a team that not only understands the complexities of bicycle accident law but also values your well-being and recovery. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a bicycle accident in Volusia or Flagler Counties, contact us today. Together, we will navigate the legal landscape to secure the compensation and closure you need to move forward.