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St. Petersburg Bicycle Accident Lawyer Near Me - Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers - 111 2nd Ave NE Suite 350, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States

Have you been in a bicycle accident in St. Petersburg, FL? Were you seriously injured? A St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyer from Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you to maximize your compensation and the value of your claim. Contact us today at (727) 314-5988 to schedule a free consultation

Our attorneys are known as “The Aggressive Attorneys.” Why? We’ve recovered millions of dollars for accident victims in Tampa Bay and forced insurance companies and at-fault parties to accept responsibility for our client’s injuries from cases like St. Petersburg pedestrian accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice in St. Petersburg, and many more.

Contact one of our St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorneys. We work on contingency; you pay nothing unless we win your claim.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in St. Petersburg

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida, can be a wonderful place to ride your bike. But the peninsula has its fair share of congestion and tourism — which can cause unfavorable cycling conditions. If a driver struck you while you were riding your bicycle, you deserve compensation. You also deserve a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer to help you battle the insurance company to get that compensation.

Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers was founded in 2001 to provide aggressive representation to accident victims in Tampa Bay. Our team has helped victims and families recover millions of dollars after their accidents. 

When you hire us, you can expect us to:

  • Explain your rights and options for recovering compensation
  • Investigate your bicycle accident to gather evidence and identify liable parties. 
  • Calculate your losses related to the accident and establish the value of your claim
  • Consult leading experts (when necessary) to help strengthen your case
  • Handle all communications, paperwork, and negotiations with the insurance company
  • Take your case to trial to get fair compensation

Our legal team has over 100 years of combined legal experience. We’re ready to put our skills and resources behind your case. Contact us today for a free case review with a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer.

How Common Are Bicycle Accidents in St. Pete, FL?

Tampa Bay has a high number of bike accidents each year. St. Petersburg has a large share of them. 

As of October 2022, Pinellas County has experienced 425 bicycle crashes. These crashes have caused ten deaths and hundreds of injuries. In 2021, there were 546 bicycle crashes in Pinellas County, which caused 16 fatalities.

These statistics don’t even begin to account for the bicycle accident numbers in Tampa and Hillsborough County, which also has hundreds of bicycle accidents each year.

What is My Bicycle Accident Case Worth?

It’s impossible to pinpoint the value of your case without a complete assessment of all your damages. Your injuries and accident were unique, and therefore, your case value will be unique. 

The value of your claim will depend heavily on a few factors:

  • Available insurance coverages
  • The strength of your evidence
  • The cost of your medical expenses
  • The extent of your lost income
  • Whether you’ve suffered diminished earning capacity
  • The pain and suffering you’ve experienced after the accident
  • Whether you share fault for your crash

Establishing the true value of your claim is one of the most important things you can do to set yourself up for success in negotiations with the insurance company. The best way to determine your case’s worth is by consulting an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in St. Petersburg.

Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for help tracking your damages and calculating the value of your claim.

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Bicycle Accident Victims in Florida?

After a bicycle crash, you will typically be entitled to two forms of damages from the at-fault driver. Economic damages will cover your financial losses after the accident. Non-economic damages will cover personal losses without a clear financial value.

Economic damages typically include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Travel expenses to and from medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs

Non-economic damages usually cover:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety and emotional distress
  • PTSD
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Rare cases involving gross negligence or intentional misconduct may qualify for punitive damages. Punitive damages seek to punish the at-fault party for their behavior rather than compensate the victim for their damages. For example, a bicycle accident caused by a drunk driver might qualify for punitive damages.

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Being Blamed For a Bicycle Accident?

In Florida, you can recover compensation if you are being blamed for an accident if you are not mostly at fault. Florida has modified comparative rules. Courts and juries will divide liability for an accident between all parties that were involved. Each party is then responsible for a share of damages based on their portion of fault. 

For example, suppose you have $100,000 in damages after a driver strikes your bike with their car. However, suppose a court finds you 10% responsible for the crash for not having reflectors on your bicycle. In this case, you could only recover $90,000 in damages (90%).

Insurers try to use these rules to minimize the amount of compensation they owe you — even if you share no fault for the accident. An experienced bicycle accident attorney in St. Petersburg can protect you from allegations of comparative fault. Call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers today or fill out our contact form to get started.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Bicycle Accident in Florida?

Most bicycle accident cases are based on negligence. Negligence requires proof of four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages.

You will have to show:

  • The driver owed you a duty of care. All drivers owe a duty to other road users to obey traffic laws and drive safely.
  • The driver breached their duty of care. Drivers may breach their duty of care by violating traffic laws.
  • The driver caused your accident. You will have to prove your accident would not have happened without the at-fault driver’s breach of duty. You will also have to show that your injuries were foreseeable.
  • You suffered damages. You will have to prove you incurred damages related to the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, or other losses.

Your personal injury lawyer in St. Petersburg will use many different types of evidence to help you establish negligence. They may rely on police reports, citations, photographs/videos, medical records, expert testimony, and eyewitness testimony. 

Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for help proving your negligence claim. Our attorneys are ready to put 100+ years of experience behind your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Bicycle Accident in St. Petersburg?

Florida limits the amount of time you have to file a claim after a bicycle accident. The statute of limitations for bicycle accidents is the same for car accidents and many other personal injuries. You’ll typically have four years to file a lawsuit after your bicycle crash — two years if a wrongful death occurred.

If you fail to file your claim by the deadline, you will be barred from recovering compensation. Our experienced lawyers can help you determine the statute of limitations in your case. 

Contact Our St. Petersburg Bicycle Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation

Bicycle riders usually suffer severe injuries in a bike crash. But you don’t have to endure those injuries quietly. You can hold the driver responsible for your damages. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help.

Our St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyers are ready to put 100+ years of combined experience to work for you. Let “The Aggressive Attorneys” handle the legal aspects of your claim while you rest and recover from your injuries.

Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with a member of our legal team. We’re standing by to take your call.

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Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
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Hameed Owens
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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