Getting hit whilst on your bike can be extremely dangerous – even if you’re wearing protective gear. Automobile drivers can often be very unaware of cyclists generally, so it’s always a good idea to wear reflective clothing, have a light on your bike, and of course invest in a secure helmet. Even if you take these precautions, there’s still a risk you might get hit, so it’s important to know what your rights are – especially if you have to buy a new bicycle or have to take a trip to the hospital because of a collision.
So what should you do if you’re hit whilst on your bicycle? Well in the state of Florida, there’s what’s known as comparative liability. This means you can seek damages to aid in your recovery if the blame is partly yours and mostly the drivers. If you’re hit then ensure to take the following steps to protect yourself:
Insurance companies will often try and lowball you a figure, which is why it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney who can negotiate on your behalf. If you’ve recently been the victim of an accident, contact Franco Firm who can advise you on the best course of action.