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How Do I Know if I Have a Claim?

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Bicycle riders will often win their personal injury lawsuits due to the negligence of other drivers. Whether or not you specifically have the grounds for a successful lawsuit will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your accident.

At The Doan Law Firm we’ll provide you with a completely free no obligation initial consultation and then represent you completely free of charge if we move forward with your case. There’s no fee unless we win, if we don’t win you don’t owe us a dime. We get paid a small predetermined percentage out of any out of court or verdict amount that we win. Our bicycle personal injury lawyers are standing by to take your call 24/7/365, no matter the day or holiday, call now for your free consultation.

The Rights of Bicycle Riders

The basis for any lawsuits that involve bikes is that bicyclists have the majority of rights on almost all roadways, and assuming they’re obeying all of the rules of the road, those rights are something that must be respected by others. If the roadway you were travelling on is one that allows bicycle traffic and the motorist acted negligently, then the accident may be the fault of the driver and open up the door for you to file a bicycle personal injury lawsuit and do so successfully.

Circumstances That Affect Your Case

There are many different types of circumstances that are going to affect your case, and the facts are more often than not going to show the other driver was at fault if the driver hit you and you were riding in the designated area and obeying the rules of the road. Types of things that will strengthen your case are if the driver:

  • Was Texting
  • Was Speeding
  • Was On Their Phone
  • Was Playing Their Music Loudly
  • Had Multiple Passengers and Was Holding a Conversation
  • Had Tinted Windows
  • Had Window Stickers
  • Was Doing Anything Else That Could Have Been a Distraction That Led To the Accident

You can potentially use other things in your case as well, such as, if you think the driver was under the influence like illegal or prescription drugs, or a failed Breathalyzer test. Additionally, if the driver received a ticket for anything at all your case can be strengthened, including driving while impaired or failure to yield the right of way. By contacting a bicycle personal injury lawyer at The Doan Law Firm we’ll be able to investigate all of the facts of the case and help to determine and prove the negligence of the other driver in order to help you win your lawsuit.

If your accident happened in a park where there is also the presence of vehicle traffic, there’s also the possibility for negligence of park administration for things including:

  • Not Providing A Bicycle Lane
  • Not Properly Planning For Mixed Traffic
  • Not Posting Appropriate Speed Limits

Alternatively, if you were riding at nighttime and you weren’t wearing any reflective lights or clothing that could affect your case negatively. If you were riding while under the influence and it can be used in court, it’s something that can also harm your case. Additionally, if you didn’t follow the rules of the road, your case will likely be in jeopardy.

Contact The Doan Law Firm

Don’t just assume that you have no case if any of these things are applicable. We offer completely free no obligation initial consultations and will be able to advise you of your rights and your case. We’ll believe in you and we’re willing to fight for you. As mentioned there are no payments for any of the services we provide for you, we take the case without charging you any fees upfront and we only get paid if we settle or win your case at trial out of the amount won. Contact The Doan Law Firm today for your no obligation initial consultation, 24/7/365, no matter the time of day or holiday. Call now at: (800) 349-0000. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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