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As trial attorneys with more than 4 decades of experience, our founders, Chuck H. Barnes and Glenn E. Cohen, are personally involved in each and every case. Their experience, legal knowledge and determination have brought many large settlements and jury awards to the victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in North Florida and South Georgia.
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COMMON CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA AND GEORGIA:
The vast majority of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Florida and Georgia are the result of negligence and reckless drivers. Some of the leading causes of accidents in both states include:
- Impaired drivers
- Distracted driving
- Failing to follow street signs
- Failing to come to a complete stop at crosswalks or intersections
- Backing up without checking behind the vehicle
- Turning at an intersection without looking for pedestrians and bicyclists
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENT FAQS:
Whether you are on bike or on foot, there are a number of important steps that cyclists and pedestrians should take after being involved in an accident:
- Check yourself and others for injury – First and foremost, it is always important to check everyone involved for injuries after a traffic accident. Keep in mind that there are a number of injuries that may not be immediately apparent, so seeking medical attention after pedestrian and bicycle accidents is always recommended.
- Call the police – Even if the accident was not severe, you should always call the authorities after being involved in bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Exchange information and gather evidence – After a traffic accident has occurred, it is crucial for all involved parties to exchange contact and insurance information. If possible, those involved should also take photos of the scene and any injuries, as this can be important evidence in your accident case.
Generally, injured cyclists and pedestrians will have up to 2 years in Georgia and 4 in Florida, to take their case to court, starting from the date of the accident. However, the longer you wait to act, the more you risk not getting fair compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible before evidence disappears, witnesses can no longer be located, and memories fade.
Every pedestrian and bicycle accident case is different, and it will depend on a number of factors involved in your specific case to determine your compensation. However, the most common damages that are awarded after crashes involving pedestrians include:
- Medical expenses – If your traffic accident injuries require treatment you will be compensated for those costs as well as the cost for any future medical care, diagnostics, and procedures.
- Lost wages – Those who lose time from work due to injury and recovery time should be compensated for that lost income.
- Pain and suffering – There may be some pedestrian and bicycle accidents that lead to long-term / chronic pain and suffering for victims. In these cases, the injured party will be entitled to substantial compensation.
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can often be complex with witnesses and the parties involved telling very different stories as to what occurred. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will resist paying full compensation. Being involved in a traffic accident can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to recover from injuries while losing work, dealing with car repairs, or replacing your vehicle. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to walk you through this process and begin building a strong case on your behalf.
A few of the many services your professional accident attorney can provide include:
- A free case evaluation to discuss the details of your accident
- Determining the source(s) of liability
- Gathering and organizing evidence and witness testimony to be used in your case
- Providing expert guidance on the pros and cons of offered settlements
- Assisting when you have difficulty getting medical care
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Barnes & Cohen is a Jacksonville personal injury law firm dedicated to providing strong advocacy to personal injury clients throughout North Florida and South Georgia for over 40 years.