Lake City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicyclists are all too familiar with feeling vulnerable on the road. However, after an accident, you can experience a new kind of vulnerability. Liable parties and insurance adjusters put you under a microscope to find ways to deny or downplay what you experienced. Not only do they not look out for you, but you might even start to feel like they’re out to get you.
Our Lake City bicycle accident lawyers do look out for you. We aren’t just lawyers. We’re a force to be reckoned with. Our firm can determine liability and fight for the compensation you need. Whether you need help with an insurance claim or lawsuit, in court or out, we won’t back down. To begin a free case review with Meldon Law, call us today.
Your Needs Matter to Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys
At Meldon Law, when we take on your fight, we pursue it as if it’s our own health and well-being on the line. As a result, we offer varied support in multiple areas. Our Lake City personal injury lawyer can help you:
- Get the care, support, and resources you need
- Understand legalese in layman’s terms
- Determine what the next steps are
- Comprehend your rights and responsibilities
- Talk to insurance adjusters without jeopardizing your rights
- Identify who was responsible for your accident
- Preserve evidence that can help support your case
We Take a Holistic Approach to Bicycle Accident Cases
Insurance adjusters and negligent parties want to boil cases down to simple numbers. By contrast, our firm knows that every accident is caused by several factors, and every injury has its own implications.
For instance, a broken leg isn’t just a broken leg. It’s up to $7,500 in medical bills, according to Healthcare.gov. It’s lost income. It’s long-term pain that affects your quality of life and mental health. It’s weeks or even months of rehab. It’s maybe the end of a lifelong hobby that brought you joy.
An adjuster only sees a bill, but our Lake City bicycle accident lawyers see a clue to proving negligence, an indication of future health problems, and a sign that you deserve pain and suffering. A negligent party only sees an accident, but we see a life that was changed. We work to make sure the liable parties see what we see.
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We Live Our Message
At Meldon Law, our team CARES:
- Compassion – We handle your case with empathy and understanding.
- Accountability – We stay accountable to you, never leaving you in the dark.
- Reliability – We answer calls, address concerns, and remain accessible.
- Excellence – We strive for the best possible outcome.
- Success-Driven – We have a track record getting positive results.
We aren’t just doing a job—we feel called to help you through the challenges of getting hurt unexpectedly, and our work reflects that.
Furthermore, what we do is an outgrowth of our love for the Lake City community. By helping personal injury victims like you, we hope to make Lake City safer for our fellow Floridians.
Your Losses Matter to Our Bicycle Injury Lawyers
Bicycle crash injuries can bring your life to a standstill, all while the expenses and losses continue to build. To counteract that, our bicycle injury attorneys seek comprehensive compensation for:
- Medical treatment costs, past, present, and future
- Lost income from all sources
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Reduced ability to earn income
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Scarring or disfiguring injuries
- Reduced enjoyment of life
- Losses related to your relationships
Injuries exist on a spectrum, with some requiring more extensive treatment. We analyze your specific situation with the help of your doctor so that your injuries aren’t undervalued by an adjuster.
At Meldon Law, our bike injury lawyers in Lake City use evidence of your actual circumstances to pursue compensation. Medical testimony, treatment plans, bills, and prescriptions can determine what you need.
We Help You Through Your Grief
Bicycle accidents are disproportionately fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cyclists make up more than 2 percent of deaths in motor vehicle crashes–– despite only making up 1 percent of all U.S. trips.
Losing a family member this way is incomprehensible. Let our wrongful death attorneys seek appropriate compensation for:
- Medical bills and end-of-life expenses
- Lost income you will no longer receive from the deceased
- Pain and suffering, loss of parental guidance, and loss of spousal support
- Funeral, burial and cremation, and memorial service expenses
Your Questions Matter to Our Lake City Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Our law firm believes that you should always have access to relevant information while we’re pursuing a personal injury case. You can reach out to our lawyers and support staff at any time. In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions we get from bicycle accident claimants like you:
Who Is Liable for a Bike Accident?
Given that you share the road with motor vehicles, drivers of cars and trucks are often liable for bicycle accidents when they:
- Drive while distracted
- Fail to look
- Drive while impaired
- Make improper turns or passes
For instance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speeding increases the risk of bicycle accidents. Drivers can cause accidents even when they’re stopped, such as by opening a door without looking. However, not all accident scenarios have clear culprits, so Meldon Law can review witness testimony, traffic camera footage, police reports, and other evidence.
The NHTSA also lists other possible causes, including infrastructure issues like a lack of lighting or inadequate separation between vehicles and bikes. In some cases, this can mean that a government entity, like Lake City, failed to properly maintain or design roadways. These cases are challenging, but our team is prepared for the fight.
Defective car, truck, or bicycle parts could contribute as well. Our bicycle accident lawyers can investigate possible failures by a product manufacturer or designer.
What Is the Deadline for Legal Action?
In Florida, you generally have two years to file an injury lawsuit. Acting quickly prevents evidence from getting lost or stolen. Prompt action also prevents the insurer from disputing the cause of your injuries.
Your Bicycle Accident Concerns Matter, So Call Today
If you were injured in a bike crash caused by another party’s negligence, our Lake City bicycle accident lawyers offer care, guidance, and support. Even if you aren’t sure about your legal options, you can learn more with a free consultation.