I was riding a moped in Miami traveling from South Beach to North Beach. My hotel was at 5225 Collins Avenue (The Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Hotel) and I was hit between the 4900 and 5000 block. As I was riding, I noticed to the left and ahead of me, that the driver of a transit van had slowed to a stop and had yet to use the turn-signal. I was about 50 feet behind him, and I instinctively used my brakes and beeped the horn. I also tried to wave in hopes that he would see me in his side-mirror so that he would not make a right turn. Instead, he turned right and simultaneously turned on his blinker on and the collision followed directly after that. Mind you I was riding in the bike lane and the two street lanes merged into a single lane but still had bike lane markings/symbols. I just want to know if I have a case here. Thank you for reading.
Stay at the Fontainebleau, Epic or Mandarin next time. Yes, but unrepresented parties won't be taken seriously.
Yes you have a case. Contact a local personal injury attorney to discuss your options. Best of luck to you.
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Your recitation suggests that you have a solid case. Do not delay, retain a personal injury attorney ASAP. Best of luck.
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Yes, the other driver had an obligation to make sure his intended path of travel was clear before making the right turn. You should retain competent counsel ASAP so a proper investigation can be made and your rights protected.
Yes it sounds like you have a case against the driver. You should contact local personal injury counsel ASAP.
Yes you have a case. Contact counsel here in fla.
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Yes you need a lawyer, the longer you wait the less likely the insurance company will take the claim seriously and will try to devalue the claim.
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You have a case and retaining counsel is important, not only to advocate for you but to also preserve evidence. Find someone who handles personal injury cases (there are plenty of us) and check out their website, credentials, etc. injuries can last a lifetime so hiring the right attorney is very important.
I recommend you contact an injury attorney immediately to preserve your rights. There are several variables involved in your question and an experienced attorney should be able to address them. It is possible there might be some comparative negligence on your part, but you still may be able to recover some damages for your permanent injuries.
Yes - it could be a very good case if you were on a legitimate Moped as they are allowed in a bike lane. If you are on a scooter, you might have a different set of issues to deal with,
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Yes, contact a Personal injury attorney for representation.
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Yes. And since you say 'moped,' you are going to have to fight to get your max benefits here (as ins. co's are going to try and zip your PIP coverage stating that you were on a scooter with great than 5 brake hp). Contact counsel here in Miami. They will get you the help and representation you need.
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You should definitely consult an attorney who is experienced in handling cases of this type. There are a lot of complicating factors in cases against a city or county agency. In particular, you should look for an attorney who is board certified in civil trial law. This indicates that the lawyer is an expert in handling cases of this type.
If the van was a municipal or state vehicle, you will need to provide the appropriate notice of your potential claim to the governmental agency.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.
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