What Damages Can Be Recovered In A Florida Bicycle Accident Case?
Question: What damages can I recovered after a bicycle accident?
Answer: Florida law encourages motorists and bicyclists to share the road. Cyclists are considered a vehicle, and have the same rights and the same responsibilities of other drivers. In a bicycle accident resulting in serious injury or death, the following compensatory damages may be recovered:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Cost of future medical care
- Current and future wage loss
In cases of grossly negligent behavior, such as texting while driving, or reckless conduct, then the court might allow punitive damages to be awarded in addition to compensatory damages.
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