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Fort Myers, FL 33919


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Florida Bike and Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Fort Myers attorneys educating you about your rights

Fort Myers automobile accident law firm Viles & Beckman, LLC was established in 1995 to provide exceptional representation to victims of personal injury. Read the answers to frequently asked questions and then contact us to learn more about your rights.

Will my auto insurance cover me if I am stuck by a car while I am walking, jogging or biking?

Many automobile insurance policies cover accidents involving a motor vehicle even if the victim is a pedestrian or a cyclist. In addition, you can usually collect from the driver’s auto insurance.

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Can I recover damages if I am partly at fault for the accident?

Even if you were jaywalking or violating biking traffic rules, you may still have a cause of action against a negligent driver. If the driver was driving while intoxicated, speeding, texting, talking on a mobile phone or otherwise acting carelessly, the driver should be held liable.

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If the car did not actually hit me, can I still recover damages for my bike accident injuries?

The driver may have contributed to your accident even if the car never touched you. For example, if you crashed because you took defensive action to avoid being hit, you can sue the driver for damages.

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Do I have recourse if the driver fled the scene of the accident?

In many cases, a third party is liable for damages. Factors we consider when we review your case include:

  • Was the bike lane properly maintained?
  • Did a construction crew leave debris or machinery in the roadway?
  • Were there signs warning about railroad tracks, drop-offs or lack of shoulder?
  • Were bike lanes clearly marked?
  • Were crosswalk signals functioning?
  • Were sidewalks passable?

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How can I determine whether I have a valid claim?

Our personal injury lawyers thoroughly review your case during a no-obligation, free consultation. Schedule an appointment by calling Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or by contacting us online.

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Will the lawsuit be expensive?

Viles & Beckman, LLC handles biking and pedestrian accident cases on contingency, which means that we will not charge you for attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation in either a settlement agreement or a trial verdict.

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