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Bicycle and Scooter Accidents

Gainesville Bicycle and Scooter Accident Attorneys

Representing Students at the University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida has more than 80,000 college students spread across the city. For many students, scooters and bicycles are their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, an average day trekking across town could suddenly escalate into a tragedy based on someone else's negligent actions.

If you or your student from the University of Florida or Santa Fe College was in a serious scooter or bicycle accident, consult the law office of Clayton-Johnston, P.A.. We have more than eighty years of experience pursuing justice for personal injury accident victims and their families. Our law firm has the skills and tenacity to prove fault, while holding negligent parties responsible. Contact our law firm today to schedule an initial consultation.

Determining Fault in Scooter and Bicycle Accident Claims

Determining fault in personal injury accidents involving pedestrian, scooter, and bicycle accidents is particularly challenging with unclear liability factors. In some circumstances, a motorist may be entirely at fault. But, often, poorly marked crosswalks or bike paths contribute to catastrophic and fatal accidents.

The bicycle accident lawyers at our firm have an in-depth understanding of the bike path and crosswalk laws in Florida. We are prepared to overcome unclear liability factors with our strong investigative skills. Our legal team acts quickly to determine liability factors, including:

  • Reckless speeding
  • Illegal left turns by motorists
  • Inattentive motorists on their cell phones
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Non-functioning crosswalk signs or poorly marked bike paths

We evaluate property damage and meet with eyewitnesses to determine all possible sources of liability. The personal injury attorneys at our firm also review police reports to understand if alcohol or drug use was possibly a factor. If more than one party was at-fault, we will aggressively pursue damages against all possible sources. Our detailed focus has helped us recover large settlements, since insurance companies know we will not accept low-ball offers.

Seeking Maximum Compensation

Bicyclists and motorists on scooters often have little or no protection beyond a helmet. We are committed to helping you or your loved one obtain a full recovery for the injuries you have endured. The personal injury lawyers at our firm will consult your doctor to understand the extent of your injuries, including:

  • Paralysis
  • Road rash and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

If your injuries have forced you to put school temporarily on hold, we will pursue reimbursement for your pre-paid tuition and the cost of your books. Our law firm will also seek compensation for your lease, if your injuries have prevented you from working and possibly caused you to return home to rehabilitate.

Our law firm understands the unique needs of students injured in serious bicycle and scooter accidents. We are committed to helping you or your loved one obtain maximum compensation to cover current and future medical needs, tuition fees and other expenses associated with the accident.

Contact Us Today

If you or one of your family members has been injured from someone else's negligence, contact the personal injury lawyers at Clayton-Johnston to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney about your claim. We offer an initial consultations at our law firm in Gainesville, Florida.

Office Locations

Clayton - Johnston, P.A.
18 NW 33 Court
Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone: 352-376-4694
Toll free: 800-454-3476

Fax: 352-371-7366

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