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Board Certified Bicycle Accident Lawyer Jim Magazine Won’t Settle for Less than Your Case Is Worth
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident in Florida, you may be entitled to a substantial amount of compensation. Call our law firm right away to ensure your recovery is maximized. While some injury attorneys might push you to settle for the first lowball offer the insurance company makes, bicycle accident lawyer Jim Magazine won’t ask you to settle for less than your case is worth. Jim will identify all responsible parties to ensure that they are held accountable for the injuries you’ve endured. Let us help you get the money you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. As an award-winning trial attorney for victims in Florida, Jim will help you make the most of your injury claim.
For a bicycle lawyer who cares about your recovery, call Jim Magazine. Initial consultations are free.
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Why Hire Bicycle Accident Lawyer Jim Magazine for Your Florida Injury Claim?
After a suffering a serious injury in a bicycle accident, it’s not uncommon for victims like you to be confused, in pain, and under a lot of financial and emotional stress. Your inability to work, or even go for a walk, only adds to the pressure. It’s understandable how little things, like watching the postal worker arrive with the latest stack of medical bills, can easily become overwhelming. Unfortunately, it’s during this difficult time that you can expect the insurance company to strike.
With your financial stability on the line, it can be tempting to accept that settlement check. While the money may provide immediate financial relief, however, it isn’t going to be enough to cover your medical bills, let alone replace your lost income, or compensate you for the pain and suffering you’ve been forced to endure. That’s where bicycle lawyer Jim Magazine comes in. When you hire our law firm to handle your case, we will:
Provide the personalized attention your case deserves:
You are never just a faceless client when you hire the Magazine & Light Law Group. You’re like family. We take the time to sit down with you and listen to your side of the story. We answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you achieve your goals. Unlike many attorneys who only show you attention until you sign on the dotted line, Jim Magazine’s personalized service and dedication to your success continue through every phase of your case.
Uncover crucial details other injury lawyers miss:
At the Magazine & Light Law Group, we take the time to investigate your case. We identify all parties who may be liable for your injuries and uncover crucial details that might be missed by other injury lawyers. It’s in these important details that defense strategies are unraveled and complicated cases like yours are won.
Significantly increase your chances of obtaining full financial recovery:
Because bicycle lawyer Jim Magazine’s knowledge, dedication, and skill in the courtroom is unsurpassed, hiring our law firm significantly increases your chances of winning the full amount you are entitled to receive. Recent studies reveal that injured victims who hire experienced injury lawyers to handle their cases recover approximately three times more compensation than people who negotiate with insurance companies on their own.
Recovering Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries in Florida
Although it stands to reason that the motorist or other party who caused your injuries should pay for your losses, recovering compensation isn’t usually that simple. Insurance companies will go to great lengths, and even try to prove you were at fault for the crash, to get out of paying your claim. To ensure you obtain full financial recovery from the liable parties, our law firm will:
Investigate your case:
Bicycle lawyer Jim Magazine will obtain and examine all relevant records, including your medical records and police reports. He will gather photos and video footage, interview witnesses, and even work with accident reconstructionists to determine the cause of your crash.
Identify all sources of recovery:
When bicycle accidents happen in Florida, it’s not uncommon for multiple sources of recovery to exist. Jim will track down all insurance companies, third parties (like the at-fault driver’s employer if applicable), and negligent bicycle or auto parts manufacturers who may be held liable for your injuries.
Negotiate with insurance companies:
Our law firm will handle all communication with the insurance company or companies and other parties involved in your case. By handling negotiations on your behalf, Jim ensures your rights are protected, and your financial recovery is optimized.
Fight for you in court:
If the insurance companies and/or other parties who are liable for your losses refuse to offer you a fair settlement, Jim will bring your case to court. He will present evidence to prove liability for your injuries to the jury. Most bicycle accident trials last anywhere from two days to two weeks. Once both sides have presented their cases, the jury will issue a verdict.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in Bicycle Accident Cases in Florida?
When you file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable parties, various types of damages may be recoverable in your Florida bicycle accident case. These include:
Your out-of-pocket expenses and financial losses are categorized as economic, or “special” damages in Florida. These types of damages are easily calculated by adding up the total of your medical bills, lost wages, the cost of your medical equipment, expenses to modify your vehicle or home, your property damage, and other financial losses the accident caused.
Non-economic damages, also known as “general damages”, include things that are more subjective. Since it is difficult to assign a monetary value to your pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life, we will use your economic damages as a basis when calculating your non-economic damages.
If the party who caused your bicycle accident acted intentionally, or that party’s actions were especially egregious, the jury may also award punitive damages. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar acts in the future.
FAQs About Florida Bicycle Accident Cases
If you were partially responsible for your bicycle accident, you may still be able to recover compensation from the other party or parties who were involved. Florida is a comparative negligence state. You may collect damages that are proportional to your percentage of fault.
If you carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance on your automobile, it extends to cover you while you’re riding a bicycle. Your PIP policy will cover 80% of your accident-related medical bills, and 60% of your lost wages. PIP does not compensate victims for pain and suffering.
In most cases, Florida bicycle accident lawyers accept personal injury cases without charging upfront fees. Since they work on a contingency fee basis, they deduct their fees from your injury award when your case is resolved. If you don’t win, you don’t pay.