Bicycle Accident Victim: I was on my bicycle the other day and it has one of those small motors that makes it more of like a motorscooter and got hit in a crosswalk by a city bus. Thankfully there was a witness that saw I had a clear to cross sign and the police came out and ticketed the bus driver. I got all scraped up and my bike was trashed. I didn’t ask for an ambulance but saw our family doctor two days later. I’m married and my wife owns a car and I’m on the policy, too. Do I get that no fault coverage and can you help me versus the company handling claims for the bus? They contacted me and asked several questions.
Orlando Accident Attorney: We can absolutely help you. Even though motorized, you are considered a bicyclist and are entitled to no fault coverage up to $10,000 or more. Moreover, since you were hit by a city bus, you do not have to sustain by definition a permanent injury in order to recover money for pain and suffering. I can also recover for the damage to your bicycle and I do that for free; unless I recover money specifically for pain and suffering you owe us nothing.