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If a representative from the at-fault driver’s insurance company contacts me, what should I do?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You must understand that the person who calls you from the insurance company representing the driver of the vehicle is only interested in minimizing the amount of damages they pay out to you. If you speak to them, you may end up saying things that can jeopardize your case. Before talking to any insurance… Read More »

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Do I need an attorney to represent me?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It is a good idea to hire an attorney for all of the following reasons: Obtaining damages for personal injuries involving bicycles is extremely complicated You improve your chances for receiving proper medical treatment by hiring an attorney The advice of an experienced attorney can help protect you against receiving an unfair or inadequate… Read More »

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What if I was partially at fault for the bicycle accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You can still obtain compensation for your injuries, minus the percentage of fault. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 for your injuries but were 20 percent at fault for the bike accident, you would receive $80,000.

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What if a member of my family was killed on a bicycle?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

In this situation, you can seek compensation for wrongful death from the driver who killed your family member and his or her insurance company. This could include all of the above medical expenses as well as funeral costs, lost wages, loss of future wages, and more.

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What types of damages can I obtain?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You can obtain compensation for medical injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Compensation for injuries can include costs associated with hospitalization, multiple surgeries, medications, doctor’s visits, ongoing physical therapy, treatment for depression or anxiety, and more.

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Who can I obtain damages from after a bicycle accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The negligent driver of the car, truck or bus that injured you, their insurance companies, and third parties who may have been at fault in causing your bike accident. These may include the manufacturer and retailer of your bike, the city, county or state responsible for maintaining roads and other public property, and owners… Read More »

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Since Florida Ranks High For Bicycle Fatalities, What Can Be Done To Minimize Fatal Bicycle Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because of the many health benefits and benefits to our economy, it is very important that we encourage people to ride bikes. But because riding bicycles is a vulnerable activity due to the cars and drivers cyclists share the road with, it is important that communities do the following things to reduce fatal bicycle… Read More »

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While Riding My Bicycle On A Major Street I Was Run Off The Road By A Dangerous Driver. I Suffered Major Injuries That Required Surgery. Is This Considered A Hit And Run Accident? What Are My Rights?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If a bicyclist is run off the road by another driver, whether it is from a car, truck, or motorcycle, then he is entitled to compensation for any injuries. If the reckless driver flees the scene of the accident, try to recover as many details as possible including license plate and witness testimony that… Read More »

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I’m A New Bicycle Enthusiast. I Ride My Bike To Work Every Day. What’s The Most Important Thing I Can Do To Avoid Getting In A Bicycle Accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Although bicyclists may have many of the same rights as motorists, it’s important for them to remember that they are not a car, and are not viewed as having the same rights as a car driver. Below is a list of helpful suggestions that will help you avoid being the next bicycle accident statistic…. Read More »

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I suffered a scaphoid fracture in a cycling accident due to a driver who wasn’t paying attention. I know this type of injury isn’t life-threatening, but can I still bring a personal injury claim for my damages since I lost income as a result?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes. You can always file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver for an injury that causes you to miss work and lose out on income. There is no injury too small when lost income is involved. This is because any injury you suffer that causes you the inability to perform your job… Read More »

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