Over the past 12 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.
Bike Rider Hit By Truck Gets $100,000 for Face Fracture and Other Injuries
My client, a 70-year-old woman from another country, was hit by a pickup truck while on a bicycle in an intersection. She had a plate put in her face as a result of this accident.
This settlement is discussed in much more detail on the Car Accident Settlements page. I explained to her that a foreigner or tourist still has rights if he or she is injured in Florida.
She was a tourist from another country and she was staying with a relative (her daughter) at the time of the accident. Because she was living with a resident relative at the time of the accident, the daughter’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) paid for up to $10,000 of her medical bills.
Her daughter did not have uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage on her auto insurance policy so I could not get more money for her.
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.
Bike Rider is Run off the Road; Gets $10,000 for 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.
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.