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A bicycle accident can have devastating consequences, from serious injuries and mental trauma to disability and wage loss. As harsh as these consequences are, Florida law allows injured bicyclists to pursue compensation when their injuries are the result of the reckless or negligent actions of a driver or other party. Obtaining fair compensation, however, is never guaranteed.  

The experienced personal injury lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo have extensive experienced handling bicycle accident claims for people in Homosassa Springs, across Citrus County and throughout the state of Florida.  

At our law firm, a knowledgeable Homosassa bicycle accident attorney will work tirelessly to help you obtain full and fair compensation for the many losses you have suffered through no fault of your own. As a leading Florida personal injury law firm, we have the experience, skill, and resources to make a positive difference in your life. 

Uncovering Dangerous Actions by Citrus County Drivers 

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The roads in Homosassa and throughout Citrus County are notoriously dangerous, especially for bicyclists, who are largely unprotected in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. 

In handling bicycle accident claims, the Homosassa Springs bicycle accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo work tenaciously to identify the cause of the accident and to assign blame to the appropriate party or parties.  

While some bicycle accidents are caused by factors no one can control, like the weather, others are the direct result of careless decisions made by drivers of cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. 

Some of the most common driver behaviors that lead to the injury and death of bicyclists include: 

Failure to Yield 

According to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, failure to yield is the largest factor in accidents that result in the death of a bicyclist. Right of way laws apply to bicyclists as much as they do to motor vehicles. Failure to yield to a bicyclist in a turn lane or dedicated bicycle lane is unlawful and extremely dangerous. 

Failure to Pay Attention 

Drivers must keep their eyes and minds on the road at all times. When they fail to pay attention and engage in texting, making phone calls and other distracted behaviors, bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone else on the road is placed at risk. 

Drunk Driving 

Despite decades of public education efforts, drunk drivers still pose a threat to people in Homosassa Springs and throughout Citrus County. Most drunk driving accidents occur at night. Bicyclists have every right to ride during nighttime hours, provided they have adequate lights and reflectors, but the presence of drunk drivers makes doing so especially dangerous for them. 


When drivers fail to obey speed limits, they have less time to react to potential dangers. A car travelling at high speeds is also more likely to inflect a serious injury upon a bicyclist.  

Whatever the cause of your bicycle accident, if negligence played a role, you have important legal rights and a skilled Homosassa Springs personal injury lawyer can protect them.  

The Severity of Bicycle Accident Injuries 

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Bicycle accidents have a wide range of causes, from errors made by bicyclists themselves to soft tissue injuries caused by repetitive motions. The biggest cause of serious injuries, however, as revealed by a notable medical study, is collisions with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. 

Some of the most common traumatic injuries suffered by bicyclists include: 

  • Head injuries, including concussions, skull fractures, bruised brain tissues, and intracranial hemorrhage. 
  • Injuries to the eyes and face, including dental injuries, broken jaws and foreign bodies entering the cornea. 
  • Abdominal injuries, including bruised kidneys, ruptured spleens and hernias. 
  • Orthopedic injuries, including broken bones and ribs, herniated discs, and soft tissue sprains and strains. 
  • Damaged skin, including severe abrasions (“road rash”), cuts and bruises. 

When you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person’s negligence, the law firm you choose to represent you matters. Our record of success speaks for itself and includes $995,000 recovered for one client injured in a bicycle accident, $300,000 for another, and many more positive results for bicyclists throughout the state of Florida. 

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You? 

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While there are many things a Homosassa springs bicycle accident lawyer can help you with during this difficult time, some of the most important ones are: 

Investigating the Accident 

If you were injured by a careless driver, that person’s insurance company is likely already gathering evidence that strengthens their case—at the expense of yours. You need an elite investigative team that can find facts and evidence that support your claim, and you will find one at Kogan & DiSalvo. 

Evidence in a bicycle accident case may include photos of the accident scene, photos of your damaged bike, skid marks, surveillance footage from a nearby camera, eyewitness testimony and more. We employ extensive resources to conduct the level of investigation necessary to stand up to the powerful insurance companies our clients face in court. 

Negotiating With Insurance Companies 

If you were injured in a bicycle accident and a driver was at fault, you are in a strong negotiating position. The driver’s insurance company, however, may not make it sound like you are, especially if you talk with them before consulting with your own lawyer. They may make it sound like your position is actually weak, and that you’re lucky they are offering you anything at all. 

The attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo are familiar with these tactics and know how to counter them for the benefit of our clients. We will handle all negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf so we can secure the largest possible settlement for you. 

Fighting for Compensation 

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A personal injury claim is your one chance to obtain compensation after your bicycle accident. A good lawyer can help you make the most of that chance.  

Under Florida personal injury laws, victims of negligence and wrongdoing may pursue compensation for: 

  • Medical bills, including ER treatment, surgeries, medication, physical therapy and other care resulting from the accident that caused your injury. 
  • Wage loss, including wages you have missed out on already as well as diminished earning capacity your injury will cause in the future. 
  • Property damage—if your bike was destroyed during the accident, the at-fault party may be responsible for its replacement. 
  • Non-economic damages—if your injuries are serious and life-changing, you may also pursue compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, diminished quality of life and other hardships that are less tangible than economic damages, but no less profound in how they affect your life. 

Handling Paperwork and Insurance Issues 

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Administrative tasks following a bicycle accident include document preparation, communications with insurance companies and opposing counsel, and evaluating all potential sources of insurance coverage.  

The only thing you should be focused on in the wake of your bicycle accident is obtaining medical treatment and recovering from your injuries. Our lawyers are here to take all of these legal and administrative issues off your hands so that you can focus on getting better and rebuilding your life. 

Talk With a Lawyer Who Is on Your Side 

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It may seem like no one is on your side after a driver has violated your rights and injured you. Rest assured, our lawyers are. We stand up for injured bicyclists in Homosassa and throughout Florida, and are here to provide you with the skilled and aggressive legal representation you need. 

Delays can prove costly after a bicycle accident in Citrus County. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is two years. Act quickly so you don’t miss any important deadlines. 

To arrange a free, no-obligation legal consultation with a member of our legal team, contact us today

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