Bicycling through the streets of Tampa offers freedom, joy, and an excellent way to stay active. Yet, the unexpected can occur, turning a simple ride into a life-altering event. We understand that you might face pain, confusion, and countless questions after an accident. Where do you go from here? Who’s responsible? How can medical bills and lost wages be addressed?

At The Ruth Law Team, with over 40 years of commitment to Tampa residents, we’ve walked alongside countless individuals, guiding them through their toughest moments. We recognize the challenges you’re facing, and we’re deeply dedicated to helping you find the answers and the justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a bike accident, don’t navigate this journey alone. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today, and let’s discuss how we can stand by your side. Call (813) 212-3765 or request a consultation online to speak with a lawyer about your case.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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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. Tampa, 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.

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Common Bike Accident Injuries

Bicycle accidents can be particularly harrowing given the vulnerability of riders sharing the road with large automobiles and trucks. The aftermath often unveils a series of physical traumas ranging from mild to severe. Awareness and understanding of these injuries can be crucial steps towards recovery and seeking rightful compensation. Here are some of the most commonly sustained injuries from bike accidents:

  • Cuts and Abrasions: Often resulting from contact with the road or other surfaces during a fall.
  • Fractures: Broken bones can range from simple fractures to compound breaks, particularly in wrists, collarbones, and legs.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: Even with a helmet, riders can experience concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or skull fractures.
  • Spinal Injuries: From herniated discs to more severe spinal cord damage that could lead to paralysis or chronic pain.
  • Facial Injuries: Including broken jaws, dental damage, and fractures around the eye orbit.
  • Internal Injuries: Including damage to organs from the impact or broken ribs.
  • Dislocations: Such as shoulder or hip dislocations, often resulting from the sudden force of a collision.
  • Sprains and Strains: Damage to ligaments, tendons, or muscles can lead to significant pain and long recovery times.
  • Psychological Trauma: The emotional aftermath of an accident can be as debilitating as physical injuries, with conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety disorders.
  • Road Rash: When a rider’s skin is scraped against the road, it can lead to painful abrasions that might require medical attention.

In the aftermath of an accident, it’s essential to prioritize your health and seek medical attention immediately to assess and treat any injuries properly. The Ruth Law Team is here to support you, ensuring you focus on recovery while we handle the intricacies of your case. Remember, your well-being is paramount, and we’re here to help every step of the way.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Bicycle Accident Victims

When tragedy strikes on the roads of Tampa, it often brings with it a cascade of unexpected expenses and financial hardships. Filing a claim can be a pathway to alleviate some of the burdens, ensuring you get the support you need to rebuild and recover. If you’ve been involved in a bike accident, you might be eligible for various types of compensation. Here’s what could be considered:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering the costs of immediate medical attention, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, and ongoing treatments.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the time you’ve had to take off work due to injuries and recovery.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for damages to your bicycle and other personal belongings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress experienced due to the accident.
  • Mental Anguish: Addressing psychological impacts, such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Covering therapies, counseling, and any adaptive devices or modifications needed for recovery.
  • Wrongful Death: In the tragic event that an accident leads to the loss of a loved one, families might be eligible for compensation related to funeral costs, loss of consortium, and other related damages.

In navigating the aftermath of a bike accident, it’s essential to recognize the potential avenues for support and relief. You’re not alone in this journey with The Ruth Law Team’s dedication to Tampa’s community. Together, as your Tampa injury attorney we’ll work diligently to fight for the compensation you need to find your way forward. Your resilience and recovery are our utmost priority.

Next Steps After an Accident

The moments following a bike accident can be a whirlwind of emotions—fear, confusion, and even anger. How you react and your decisions can significantly influence your recovery path and any subsequent legal action. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure you navigate the aftermath with clarity and focus:

  • Ensure Safety First: If you can move without causing further injury, get to a safe location away from the flow of traffic. If you’re seriously injured, stay calm and wait for emergency services.
  • Call for Medical Attention & Police: Whether your injuries are visible or not, it’s crucial to have a medical professional evaluate you. Some injuries might not manifest symptoms immediately. Additionally, having an official record of the accident can be beneficial when seeking compensation.
  • Gather Information: If possible, collect the names, contact details, and insurance information of all involved parties. Also, obtain the contact details of any witnesses.
  • Document the Scene: Take photographs of the accident site, your injuries, damage to your bicycle, and any other pertinent details. This can be important evidence.
  • Contact an Attorney: It’s vital to consult with a bike accident attorney before speaking with insurance companies or making any statements. We can guide you on what to say and what not to say, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.
  • Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to all medical recommendations and treatments. Not only is this crucial for your health, but it also demonstrates your commitment to recovery.

In the unpredictable aftermath of a bike accident, having a trusted guide can make all the difference. The Ruth Law Team empowers you to make informed decisions, prioritizing your well-being and legal rights. Remember, we’re here to support and advocate for you every step of the way.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

While it may seem like a standard procedure to discuss the accident with your insurance company immediately, it’s advised to tread carefully. Speaking to them without proper preparation or legal guidance might inadvertently jeopardize your claim. We can offer insights and advice, ensuring that your communication with insurance representatives protects your best interests and rights.

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

Navigating the aftermath of a bike accident can be overwhelming, filled with uncertainty and countless questions. At such a pivotal moment, having seasoned professionals to guide you becomes invaluable. With over 40 years of steadfast commitment to the Tampa community, The Ruth Law Team is ready to stand by your side. Reach out to us, and let’s explore how we can champion your cause, ensuring you’re not alone in this journey toward justice and recovery.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

Conveniently located in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team has served our community for over four decades. Our office is a testament to our commitment to local residents, offering professional guidance and support in personal injury cases. When you step into our space, you can expect a dedicated team ready to assist you with your needs and concerns. We’re here to help.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only)

Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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