Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Jacksonville Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you may have significant coverage available for you, both from your Florida no-fault insurance and from the insurance company of the vehicle that struck you.
At The Howell Law Firm in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to meet with you and answer all of your questions about insurance coverage, medical bills, lost wages, fault and other accident issues. We will do this at no charge and with no obligation to hire us.
Who Was at Fault for the Accident?
Fault is often shared in accidents involving bicycles, pedestrians and motor vehicles. The insurance company of the person driving the car may try to blame the accident on you, for example, if you were jaywalking, riding a bicycle against traffic, or wearing dark clothing at night. However, cars don’t have the right to hit you. Even if you were not strictly following the law, you may be entitled to compensation if the driver of the car should have seen you and could have avoided the accident.
Florida is a comparative fault state. Even if you are partly or mostly at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation for the percentage the driver was at fault. If you were injured in a crosswalk or bicycle lane, you may be able to recover 100 percent of your damages.
Insurance Coverage for Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Your Florida no-fault auto insurance covers any injury arising out of a motor vehicle accident, even if you were riding a bicycle, walking, or in someone else’s vehicle. If you are seriously injured, you can also seek compensation from the insurance of the person who hit you.