Key West Bicycle Accident Lawyers
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Florida Keys Bike Crash Attorneys
Key West is a veritable paradise on earth. Located in the sun washed Caribbean waters, the islands of the Keys and Key West are legally in Florida, but feel like a different country. Key West, Key Largo and Long Key are some of the more frequently visited Florida Keys destinations. All of the Florida Keys are located in Monroe County, Florida. Accordingly, if you were hit by a car in a Florida Keys bike crash, the proper venue for your claim would be in Monroe County, Florida. As Key West bike accident attorneys, we can handle your bike accident case. Call us at 561-316-7207 for a free case evaluation.
Key West Bike Accidents
Due to the island feel of the Florida Keys, many locals and visitors use bikes to move around the islands. Specifically, in Key West, there are over 1 million tourists annually. Many tourists rent bicycles to cruise around Key West's sightseeing spots. Unfortunately, due to its popular party reputation, alcohol plays a disproportionate role in Key West bicycle crashes. Additionally, Key West has a reputation for bike accidents and bike injuries, as per this recent article on Key West bike safety. For more information on Florida Keys bicycle laws, click here.
Florida Keys Bike Injury Lawsuit
As Key West and Key Largo bicycle accident attorneys, we are familiar with bike injury cases. Due to the rising number of Key West bike accidents, there is a growing number of Florida Keys bike injury lawsuits. But what does a Key West bicycle accident case entail? A typical Florida Keys bike accident lawsuit begins with the retention of a Key West bike accident lawyer. We work on contingency fee, so you don't have to pay your Florida Keys bicycle crash lawyer up front, and we only collect fees if you collect money. Once you've hired a lawyer, the firm will determine any and all insurance policies which cover your damages. From there, your Key West bicycle crash attorney will obtain all your injury-related medical records. He or she will then speak with you and discuss the potential value of your Florida Keys bicycle injury case. Once you and your attorney determine a demand amount, the offer will be relayed to the insurance company. If the offer is accepted, your Key West bike accident claim will be settled. If not, your Key Largo bike accident lawyer will file a bike injury lawsuit in the Monroe County Circuit Court. This is also referred to as putting the case into litigation. Once the case is in suit, your lawyer will participate in discovery, take depositions and attend hearings. At some point, in accordance with Monroe County rules, your bike accident case will be required to go to mediation. This is an informal settlement conference where many Florida Keys bike crash cases settle. If the matter does not resolve at mediation, your attorney will try the case before a jury in Monroe County. Although the vast majority of cases settle, make sure your Key West bike crash lawyer is ready and willing to try your case. If not, the insurance company may not take your case as seriously.
Common Key West Bike Accident Locations
Key West and the Florida Keys are tiny islands packed with tourists at all times of the year. The primary mode of transportation is the car, and most roads and streets in the Keys are tiny. This spells a potential hazard for cyclists in the Keys. The following locations are bike accident hotspots in the Florida Keys:
- Bike accidents occurring on US-1 in Key Largo
- Duval street bike accidents on Key West
- Bike accidents on the abandoned bridges in the Florida Keys
- Flagler Avenue bike accidents on Key West
- Bike riders hit by cars on Roosevelt Blvd. in Key West
- Bicycle accidents on US1 in Marathon Key
- Bike crashes on A1A in Tavernier
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Do I Have a Florida Keys Bike Crash Case?
If you were hurt on a bicycle in the Keys, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. For more information about us, click here. To speak with a Florida Keys bicycle personal injury lawyer for free, call us at 561-316-7207 or fill out the Florida Keys Bike Injury intake to the right.