BICYCLE vs. AUTOMOBILE WRECKS
As we face ever increasing gas prices, more and more of us are turning to our bicycles for transportation. Attorney Rosskopf is uniquely experienced to handle your bicycle related case. As a former competitive road cyclist and professional triathlete Mr. Rosskopf has logged thousands of hours training and commuting. He is intimately familiar with the dangers from motorists, unsafe road conditions, and defective cycling products. There is a great deal of responsibility we take on when we hit the road on a bicycle. Part of that responsibility is anticipating that every motorist is going to do something foolish and irresponsible that will put you in the hospital. Drivers of course have a duty to avoid striking a cyclist. All too often motorists breach this duty and when they do so and it leaves you injured, YOU HAVE RECOURSE. Florida is a no fault state which means that any person who owns a motor vehicle registered in Florida (or if you have lived here long enough that you should have registered your vehicle) must have Personal Injury Protection or PIP. Your PIP insurance covers you when you are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle whether or not you are riding in a motor vehicle your self. In other words. If you are walking or riding your bike and struck by a motorist YOUR PIP, if you are required to have it, covers you for up to $10,000 in medical bills and lost wages. If you do not own a motor vehicle registered in Florida then the PIP from a resident relative applies. If no resident relative with PIP then the at fault motorist PIP applies to you. AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS A MINE FIELD.
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At the Law Office of Attorney Erik Rosskopf we represent injured people throughout Georgia and north and central Florida, including people in Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Yulee, Callahan, Starke, Palatka, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Lake City, St. Augustine, Miami, Ponte Vedra Beach, Panama City, Duval County, Clay County, Baker County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County, Orange County, Columbia County, and Bay County.