Getting hit by a car while riding your bike can be an overwhelming ordeal for you as the cyclist and your loved ones. The aftermath of such an event can bring mental and physical trauma. As St. Pete bike accident attorneys, we at The Ruth Law Team are here to guide you through this challenging time.

We take pride in our four decades of experience serving the community of St. Petersburg as experienced bike accident attorneys. We are committed to providing you with exceptional representation as the victim of a bike accident or the loved one of someone who has gotten in a bike accident. Whether you have sustained injuries or experienced a tragic loss, we are here to help. 

Located in the heart of St. Pete, we offer in-person and virtual meetings to accommodate your needs. For a free consultation with a St. Petersburg bike accident attorney, call us at (727) 325-5155 or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation online.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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See What Our Clients Are Saying

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.

 
Lee M.
St. Petersburg

They are the best car accident attorneys. Call them first! Will def spread the word.

 
Lilly M.

Yes, I did a good decision in hire The Ruth Law team , they handle my accident situation and my case fast and with a good outcome , I’m glad and also recommend their firm to you in case you need representation.
Thanks to their knowledge my case was solved and favorable to my needs .
Thanks Ruth Law Team

 
Myriam
St. Petersburg

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!

 
Stephanie J.

The Ruth Law Team helped me through a personal injury claim. They were very professional, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Anyone looking for an honest firm to aid them in their time of need, I would feel positive to recommend they come to Ruth Law. My paralegal was Nicole and she is awesome!

 
Jimmy N.

I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
Migdalia R.

Every time I have spoken with the staff at The Ruth Law Team, they have been very cordial and professional. They provided me with the necessary information to make the best decision for me and my family. I definitely recommend The Ruth Law Team of attorneys for auto accident help.

 
James H.
St. Petersburg

Ruth Law Firm helped my 90 year old dad and disabled brother with injuries sustained in a car accident. His attorney Amy was patient, kind, and her personal service was amazing. Paralegal Patricia was so efficient and kept me informed. Finally, Ruth Law Firm’s recovery was above and beyond our expectations. For their professionalism and their excellence, I would recommend Ruth Law Firm to everyone- call them first. I am so grateful for how they helped my dad.

 
Mona M.
St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team recently helped me through a very stressful situation following my car accident. They kept me well informed every step of the way. Jessica and Nicole are both helpful and responded quickly to any questions I had. Thank you so much.

 
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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 St. Petersburg, 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

While helmets and protective gear can mitigate some risks, they cannot entirely prevent injuries. Unlike car accidents, where the vehicle’s structure provides a degree of protection, cyclists lack such safeguards.

Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include: 

  • Head Injuries: One of the most common and potentially serious injuries, head injuries range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Helmets can reduce the risk, but they do not eliminate it.
  • Fractures: The sudden impact of a bicycle accident can often lead to fractures. These may affect various parts of the body, such as arms, legs, ribs, and wrists.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: Without the protection of a vehicle frame, bicyclists often suffer injuries to the face, including broken noses, fractured jaws, dental damage, or severe lacerations.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These may result from severe bicycle accidents, often leading to temporary or permanent paralysis or other neurological impairments.
  • Internal Injuries: Serious accidents can cause damage to internal organs, leading to internal bleeding. This type of injury may not be immediately apparent and can be life-threatening.
  • Dislocations: Dislocated shoulders or knees often occur due to the high-impact nature of bicycle accidents.
  • Road Rash: This refers to skin abrasions that occur when a cyclist slides across the pavement during a crash. If severe, road rash can lead to significant scarring or even infections.
  • Psychological Trauma: A bicycle accident’s mental and emotional impact should not be underestimated. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression are common after serious accidents.
  • Death: Severe accidents may result in the wrongful death of the cyclist. 

Remember, if you or a loved one have suffered from any of these injuries due to a bicycle accident, getting the legal support you need is crucial. Our St. Petersburg bike accident attorneys deeply understand Florida’s laws and have the expertise to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Bicycle Accident Victims

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation via an insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent party. The precise nature of the damages will depend on the specifics of the case, but here are some of the categories that can be included:

  • Medical Expenses: This can include current and future medical bills related to the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, medication, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost Wages: If your injury causes you to miss work, you may be entitled to recover the wages you lost during that time. In the event of a long-term disability, you might also receive compensation for loss of future earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: In this case, you are seeking compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress from the accident.
  • Emotional Distress: Accidents can often have significant psychological impacts, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Compensation can be sought for these non-physical damages as well.
  • Property Damage: This includes any damage to your bicycle or other personal property due to the accident.
  • Wrongful Death: If a bicycle accident results in death, surviving family members may be able to recover damages for the loss of financial support, companionship, funeral expenses, and other related costs.

Navigating the legal process after a bicycle accident can be complex and overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Ruth Law Team is here to guide you every step of the way, working to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

Next Steps After an Accident

If you or a loved one are involved in a bicycle accident, knowing what to do next is crucial. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you should do after getting hit by a car while riding a bike:

  1. Ensure Safety First: If you can, move to a safe area away from traffic. If you’re seriously injured, do your best to stay calm and wait for medical help.
  2. Call 911: Even if injuries seem minor initially, getting medical attention is essential. Some injuries, such as internal bleeding or concussion, might not be immediately evident. Calling the police is also important for other reasons. They can document the scene and file a report, which can be crucial in your case.
  3. Document the Scene: If you’re physically able, take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damages to your bike. Also, if there are witnesses, get their contact information. They can be helpful later if there’s a dispute about what happened.
  4. Exchange Information: If possible, get the driver’s name, contact information, and insurance details. Refrain from debating about fault or details of the accident; this information will be crucial for your lawyer and the insurance companies.
  5. Remember Follow-Up Medical Care: Even if you feel safe, getting a medical examination after an accident is essential. Some injuries may take a while to present symptoms. Also, neglecting medical treatment could negatively impact your personal injury claim.
  6. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and ensure you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Remember to bring any documentation, including the police report, medical bills, photos, and witness information.

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that the period following a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. Our team of St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys are here to support you during this challenging time, helping you make informed decisions and fight for your rights. Don’t navigate this journey alone – contact us today for a free consultation.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

Speaking with the insurance company before consulting with your attorney is not advisable. Recorded statements to insurers can undermine your claim, as their representatives are trained to elicit responses that may compromise your case. Inform any insurance company representative who contacts you that your attorney will handle all future communications.

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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

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free case review from our experienced St. Pete bike accident attorneys. Let us leverage our expertise and resources to fight for you while you focus on recovery.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
By Appointment Only
(727) 325-5155

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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