Over the past 14 years, we’ve settled many Florida bike accident claims. Below are some of our settlements where a car or truck hit our client while he or she was on a bicycle in Florida.
After I talk about some of my settlements, I’ll talk about some other attorney’s bike accident settlements.
Bike Rider Hit By Truck Gets $100K (Face Fracture and Other Injuries)
A 70-year-old woman from China was visiting her daughter in Cooper City. Cooper City is in Broward County, Florida.
The Chinese woman was riding a bicyclist at an intersection in Cooper City. A pickup truck hit her in the intersection.
USAA insured the pickup truck. She was rushed to the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida via ambulance. There, doctors surgically put a plate in her face.
After reading good things about my law firm online, the injured woman’s son-in-law contacted my law firm. The injured woman hired us.
USAA’s bodily injury insurance limit for the at fault driver was $100,000. USAA paid us the $100,000 very quickly. The at fault driver didn’t have collectible assets.
I got the hospital to agree to reduce its bill from $100,000 to $33,333.33.
Unfortunately, the injured bicyclist’s daughter did not have underinsured (UIM) motorist coverage on her auto insurance policy. Thus, I could not get more money for her.
If the injured woman’s daughter would’ve had undersinsured motorist (UIM) insurance, the settlement would’ve been much bigger.
Unfortunately, if a car hits you while you are on a bike, there is a good chance that the car won’t have insurance. Or it may not have enough insurance to pay for the fair settlement value of your case.
Watch my video on the top 3 ways to lose your bike accident claim:
Now let’s look at another one of my many bicycle accident settlements:
Bicyclist Hit by Car Gets $52,500 for Herniated Disc and Compression Fracture
For a 24-year-old bicycle/bike rider who was cut off by a car that failed to yield the right of way and hit him in Key Biscayne, (Miami-Dade County) Florida. He crashed into the car and landed on his back.
The bike rider had a closed head injury. However, he did not lose consciousness. He also suffered compression fractures from T3-T5.
He also had a small disc protrusion. The bicyclist had uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) liability insurance with USAA.
They paid $42,500 to settle the case. A local Miami insurer insured the driver who caused the accident.
Bike Rider Hit By Car Gets $33,000 for Tibial Plateau Fracture
My client, a middle-aged man, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture. The doctor said that he healed perfectly and did not need any more treatment.
The driver of the car was insured with State Farm Auto Insurance.
Bicyclist Hit By Car Gets $17,500 for Cuts to Abdomen and Chin
We represented a bicyclist after a car hit her. The diagram is above.
She sustained lacerations to her chin. She received several staples to close up the gash in her skin on her abdominal area.
The police officer did not issue a ticket. He stated that our client (the bike rider) and the other driver were at fault.
Our client was riding her bike on the sidewalk.
State Farm insured the car driver. State Farm said that they believed the bicycle rider was responsible for 30% of the accident.
$10,000 Settlement for Bike Rider Who Was Run Off the Rode (Wrist Fracture)
My client was riding a bicycle on Biscayne Blvd between 119th and 125 street in North Miami, Florida. A driver ran him off the road.
When the pain did not subside, he went to Physician’s Associates, P.A. and saw Dr. Fox who took x-rays. He was examined and evaluated him. He determined that the injured bicyclist was “totally disabled” due to a fracture of his right wrist and fracture of his left elbow.
The claimant then treated with a chiropractor for about 4 visits. The full value of this case was worth much more than the $10,000 UM limits that were available.
This is yet another example of a person injured in an auto accident who could have got more money if he had higher uninsured motorist limits.
$25 Million Verdict for Student Hit and Killed by Truck
This is not my case. 20-year-old Abigail was riding her bike in Gainesville, Florida. A commercial truck hit her.
Abigail’s parents hired a wrongful death lawyer. They sued the truck company.
The truck company (WCA of Florida) blamed the bike rider for causing the accident. WCA also blamed the bicyclist for being on cocaine or alcohol at the time of the accident.
A Gainesville jury awarded $12.5 million to each parent for the death of their 20 year old daughter (Abigail). The $12.5 million was for each parent’s pain and suffering.
The total verdict was for $25 Million. Some of the biggest verdicts (and settlements) are for accidents where a “minor” child is killed. This lawsuit is just one example.
We want to represent you if someone’s carelessness in a Florida accident caused your injury, or if a family member was killed. If you live in Florida but were injured in another state we may also be able to represent you.