With the increase of bicyclists on our roadways there is the corresponding risk of being injured while biking in an automobile accident. As a bicyclist you need to protect yourself from the hazards of riding along our roadways by using sidewalks whenever available, rather than riding along the side of the road, to reduce the risk of being struck by an automobile. When there are not any available sidewalks, then ride in the designated bicycle lanes, if available. Unfortunately more often than not roads do not have a designated bicycle lane, which gives bicyclists no choice but to ride along the side of the road.

How Insurance Companies Handle Bicycle Accidents

If you are involved in an automobile collision as a bicyclist and are an automobile owner, you can make a claim under your own automobile insurance policy Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. This coverage will pay 80% of your accident related medical expenses and 60% of your gross wage loss for time missed from work due to your accident related injuries, regardless of who is at fault. If you do not own a motor vehicle but reside with a relative who owns a motor vehicle then you can make a PIP claim under their automobile policy.

If you are not an automobile owner and do not reside with a relative who owns a motor vehicle, then you can make a claim for PIP benefits under the automobile policy of the motor vehicle that struck you. Further if the driver of the motor vehicle that struck is at fault you can also make a bodily injury (BI) claim against the motorist's automobile insurance policy for any medical expenses and loss wages not covered under PIP for pain and suffering damages.

If the at-fault motorist did not have BI coverage or had inadequate bodily injury coverage to fully compensate you for your injuries and losses, you can make an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UM) claim under your own automobile policy or your resident relative's UM policy. Lastly you can make a claim for any damage to your bicycle or other personal property such as your bicycle helmet, your watch or sunglasses that were damaged in the collision by the at-fault motorist.

Contact the Umansky Law Firm

If you have been injured in Orlando by an at-fault motor vehicle driver, then please call The Umansky Law Firm at 407-228-3838 for a free initial consultation.

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