In the city of Sarasota, renowned for its beautiful landscapes and biking trails, cycling is more than just a hobby or mode of transportation; it’s a way of life. But what happens when a pleasant ride takes an unexpected turn, leaving you with injuries, unanswered questions, and a disrupted life?

Bike accidents can be a frightening and confusing experience. One minute you’re riding down the sunny paths of Sarasota, and the next, you’re facing mounting medical bills, loss of earnings, and a sudden uncertainty about your future. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that an accident can cause more than just physical damage—it can also leave emotional and financial scars.

We’re here to let you know that you don’t have to navigate this challenging journey alone. With over 40 years in the legal profession, we’re dedicated to standing by your side, striving to ensure your voice is heard and your rights are protected.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bike accident in Sarasota, we encourage you to take the first step toward finding the resolution you deserve. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today and let us be your compass in this complex legal landscape. Together, we can seek the justice you’re entitled to.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota bike accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
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The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing bike accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Bike Accident Case Results

$150,000

Settlement for a Bicyclist Struck by an SUV

We secured a $150,000 settlement for a client who was struck by an SUV while riding her bicycle. Our client was initially scared, confused, and physically hurting. We were honored to hold her hand through… read more?
$105,000

Bicyclist Hit by a Van

Our client was visiting from out of state when his life was changed in an instant. This gentleman was riding his bicycle when a van voided his right-of-way and turned left in front of him in Seminole, Florida. This case settled out of court.
$100,000

Brain Injuries After Bike Accident

The insurance company tendered the policy limits for a client who survived multiple fractures and brain injuries and after a bike accident in Tarpon Springs.
$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client… read more?
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.
$90,000

Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Park Ranger

$90,000 recovered for our client who was a bicyclist hit by a Pinellas County park ranger. The Ruth Law Team achieved a favorable settlement against Pinellas County for the negligence of their employee who injured… read more?

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Bike Accident Injuries

Bike accidents, unfortunately, often result in serious injuries. The dynamics involved in a cyclist colliding with a larger, heavier vehicle means the cyclist is usually on the losing end. Unlike car accident occupants, cyclists have little to no protection from the force of an impact. Below, we outline some of the most common injuries associated with bike accidents:

  • Head and Brain Injuries: These can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. Helmets help reduce the risk but can’t prevent all head injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can lead to partial or complete paralysis, significantly impacting the victim’s life.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: Bikers often suffer from broken arms, wrists, or collarbones, which can be caused by trying to break their fall during an accident.
  • Road Rash: This injury occurs when a cyclist slides across pavement, causing skin abrasions.
  • Internal Injuries: Bike accidents can lead to internal bleeding or organ damage, which can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: These can include broken jaws, loss of teeth, and severe lacerations.
  • Psychological Trauma: The emotional impact of an accident can lead to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Injuries from bike accidents can vary greatly in their severity, but they all come with a cost – emotionally, physically, and financially. The Ruth Law Team is deeply mindful of the challenges you’re facing. We’re committed to working tirelessly, ensuring your case receives the careful attention it deserves.

Remember, it’s not just about medical bills. It’s about working to obtain compensation for lost wages, ongoing treatment, emotional distress, and the significant impact the accident has had on your life. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you won’t be facing this alone. Let us help you regain control of your life after a bike accident in Sarasota.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Bicycle Accident Victims

Being involved in a bike accident can introduce a myriad of challenges into your life, not the least of which are the financial burdens brought on by injury and recovery. As you consider your next steps, you might wonder, “What forms of compensation could be available if I decide to pursue a legal claim?” To assist you in understanding what you might be eligible for, we’ve compiled a list of potential areas of compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for medical expenses encompasses the costs you’ve already incurred and estimated future costs. This can cover everything from ambulance rides and hospital stays to surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost Earnings: If your injuries prevent you from working, either temporarily or permanently, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you’ve lost and future income you stand to lose.
  • Pain and Suffering: This refers to the physical pain and emotional distress you’ve experienced due to the accident and your resulting injuries. It acknowledges that such an event impacts your body and your emotional well-being.
  • Property Damage: If your bike or any other personal property was damaged in the accident, you might receive compensation for the repair or replacement of those items.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances where the person at fault acted egregiously or with gross negligence, punitive damages may be awarded. These serve as a form of punishment for the responsible party and a deterrent for similar conduct in the future.

It’s important to note that each personal injury case is unique. The potential compensation you could receive depends on various factors, including the specifics of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the applicable laws in Florida.

At The Ruth Law Team, we aim to pursue the maximum compensation you’re entitled to while you focus on your recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident in Sarasota, reach out to us today. Together, we can strive towards achieving the justice you deserve and obtaining the compensation you need to move forward.

Next Steps After an Accident

When you’ve been involved in a bike accident, the chaos and confusion of the moment can make it difficult to know what to do next. However, the actions you take in the aftermath can significantly impact your potential legal claim and overall recovery process. Below are some important steps you should take after a bike accident:

  1. Ensure Safety and Seek Medical Help: The first priority is to ensure everyone’s immediate safety. Move out of the road if possible and call for medical attention. Don’t underestimate your injuries – some may not be immediately apparent and could manifest later.
  2. Notify Law Enforcement: Contact the police so they can document the scene and create an accident report. This document can be critical if you decide to pursue a legal claim.
    Document the Scene: If your condition allows, gather as much evidence as possible. This can include taking photographs of the scene, your injuries, your bicycle, and the vehicle involved. Additionally, try to gather contact information from any witnesses.
  3. Exchange Information: Exchange names, contact details, and insurance information with the other party involved. However, avoid discussing the accident details or admitting any level of fault.
  4. Contact a Bike Accident Attorney: Before contacting insurance companies, consult a knowledgeable bike accident attorney. They can guide you on what to say to avoid unintentionally harming your potential claim.
  5. Inform Your Insurance Company: After consulting with your attorney, report the accident to your insurance company. If you choose to hire an attorney, he or she will handle communication with the insurance companies involved.
  6. Maintain Records: Keep meticulous records of all your medical treatments and any other out-of-pocket costs incurred due to the accident.

Being involved in a bike accident can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. The Ruth Law Team is here to provide you with the support and legal counsel you need in these trying times. If you’ve been in a bike accident in Sarasota, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re ready to help you understand your rights and pursue the justice you deserve.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

If you’ve been involved in a bike accident, it’s crucial to exercise caution when dealing with insurance companies. While it’s necessary to report the accident to your insurer, you should avoid making detailed statements or discussing fault until you’ve consulted with an attorney. Insurance companies are businesses, and their primary aim is often to minimize the amount they pay out in claims. Their representatives are skilled in asking leading questions that might cause you inadvertently to downplay your injuries or admit fault. Always prioritize speaking with your Sarasota personal injury attorney before providing any substantive information to the insurance company. This approach can help protect your interests and potential claim. At The Ruth Law Team, we’re here to guide you through these complex conversations and to advocate on your behalf.

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Additional Bike Accident Resources

How long will it take to settle my bike accident case?

Our bike accident lawyers will work diligently to bring your case to a rapid conclusion. Your case will be resolved with greater speed if the defense makes a fair and acceptable settlement offer. While we are fully prepared to take your case to trial, doing so will take more time.

Have you tried bicycle accident cases before?

Yes, The Ruth Law Team has tried virtually every type of vehicle accident case imaginable, including those involving bicycles. We have recovered over $65 million for clients (since 2014 alone) that were injured in vehicle accidents.

While every case is different, our skilled bicycle attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to obtain justice for you. We are well known throughout the legal community. When you show up with The Ruth Law Team, the defense will take notice.

How much will it cost to hire a bike injury attorney?

Being involved in a bike crash is a terrifying experience. If you were involved in a bike accident, the last thing you need to worry about is paying for bike injury attorney. Fortunately, The Ruth Law Team works on a contingent-fee basis. This means that our attorneys will take your case with no upfront costs.

We will work your case from start to finish, and will not charge a dime unless we recover compensation for you. If your case goes to trial, you will not owe us anything unless we win. Once your case is resolved, we will charge a fee based on your total settlement.

Contact Our Bike Accident Attorneys

Experiencing a bike accident can leave you with more than physical injuries; it can also introduce a flurry of questions, concerns, and uncertainties about your future. Navigating the aftermath shouldn’t be a solo journey, and that’s where The Ruth Law Team steps in. With a collective wealth of experience spanning over four decades, our dedicated attorneys are here to provide the legal support you need during this challenging time. Whether you’re dealing with insurance companies, seeking medical bill compensation, or simply in need of advice, reaching out to our bike accident attorneys is a crucial step towards regaining control of your life and seeking the justice you deserve.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations to assist you in whether or not you have a case. The Ruth Law Team is prepared to help serve your legal needs with compassion and commitment. For over four decades, we have served the Sarasota area with our legal services, and we remain committed to fighting for your case. Contact us to begin your case, and let us help you through this difficult time.

Contact our Sarasota office (By appointment only):

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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