According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in 2019, Pinellas County has 513 bicycle accidents. Seven people died from this number. Pinellas County was the most dangerous place to ride a bike in the country. You’ve probably ridden on Pinellas County roads. Pinellas is the most populated county in Florida. It is home to a large number of visitors, tourists, and elderly drivers. You get a dangerous combination of all these factors and the congestion.
Who pays my medical bills after a bicycle accident?
This section addresses the payment of bills if you are injured by the negligence of another vehicle or car. There are many ways to get your Florida medical bills paid in this situation. Florida is a state that accepts no fault, which means Personal Injury Protection (PIP), will be applied regardless of fault. PIP is available to anyone who rides a bicycle or owns a vehicle. If you don’t have car insurance but live with someone who does, you will be covered by their policy. If you don’t have a vehicle or live with someone who does, then you can be eligible for PIP through the vehicle you were involved in the accident. In every instance of, bicycle accident incident there should be PIP. PIP will not resolve all medical bills. These bills will not be covered by PIP. It can only pay $10,000. The cost of a hospital stay after an accident will usually exceed what you receive through PIP.
Contact a Pinellas County Bicycle Accident Attorney
Pinellas County can be dangerous for bicyclists. Bicycles and cars should be able to safely travel on the roads, but this is not the case. Bicyclists are well aware of the dangers. We hope you and your loved ones are safe. If you want to talk about the incident with an experienced lawyer, please contact us. Free consultation.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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