The Aftermath of a Bicycle Accident, Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Assisting Bicycle Accident Victims
Biking is a growing pastime, especially throughout the United States. The growing number of bicycles on the road, not just as sport but also as a means of transportation, has exponentially increased the need for caution while on the roads, both on the part of motorists and bicyclists alike.
Despite extreme diligence and caution on the part of bicyclists, they can’t always predict, nor are they able to control the actions of the drivers that they share the roadways with. Whenever a vehicle or bicycle proves to be defective or when a driver is negligent, accidents are likely to occur and can lead to substantial injuries and can even lead to death. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident please contact The Doan Law Firm immediately for a free initial consultation. Our specialized bicycle personal injury lawyers are on hand to take your call 24/7/365 to offer you a no obligation consultation and provide you with the representation that you both need and deserve. Our firm works on a contingency only basis. This means that you never pay any upfront fees and only a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you. There’s no fee unless we win, if we don’t win you never owe us a dime.
It’s important to have an experienced bicycle personal injury lawyer on your side, not just a personal injury lawyer as bicycle personal injury law can be complex and encompass a lot of areas and injuries that personal injury doesn’t normal deal with. Having experienced legal counsel on your side can help you to obtain the most optimal settlement to help you with future medical costs and help to put your life back together. When the body of a bicyclist is left unprotected against the devastating impact of a collision, they’re left extremely vulnerable when an accident occurs.
The injuries can range from the seemingly minor to the more severe, including:
- Loss of Limb(s)
- Multiple Fractures
- Brain and Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Internal Injuries
When a bicycle accident occurs, you’ll likely not know what your legal options and rights are in the immediate aftermath, including whether or not you have a valid case for an injury claim/lawsuit, or if you should even initiate such a claim. It’s critical that you understand your situation as clearly as you possibly can at a time like this. Hiring a skilled bicycle personal injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will allow you to make all of the informed decisions that you’ll need to make throughout the process. Often when you’re injured, and especially if you’re injured seriously, dealing with all of the legal matters surrounding a case isn’t something that’s welcome and often it’s not even a possibility when you’re faced with all of the ongoing medical care. This is where The Doan Law Firm comes in to work aggressively on your behalf in order to help achieve the compensation that you deserve from the negligent party/parties that bear the responsibility for your injuries.
Bicycle Accidents – Facts, Causes and Statistics
Over the past decade, the Unites States Department of Transportation states that there have been more than 8,000 fatalities and 700,000 injuries related to bicycles and traffic accidents. There are over 500,000 people that are treated in emergency rooms throughout the nation due to bicycle accidents. Urban areas account for the vast majority of all bicycle accident fatalities.
A whole host of conditions can lead to a bicycle accident, including:
- Negligent Drivers
- Inattentive Drivers
- Drivers Failing To Recognize or Grant Space to Bicyclists with Whom They Share the Roadway
- Drivers That May Be Distracted By Their Cell Phones or Other Devices
- Excessive Road Traffic
- Drunk Drivers
- Sun Glare That May Hamper a Driver’s Vision
- Buildings Or Other Objects That May Obstruct a Driver’s View
- Speeding Drivers or Those Who Otherwise Violate Traffic Laws
In addition to driver conditions defective auto parts can lead to accidents as well, including defective accelerators or failed breaks along with defective bicycles or their parts as well. In addition to that there can be other contributory factors like poor road maintenance or conditions, defective traffic control devices or signage, in which case a government agency may bear responsibility for your injuries. In these instances there may be a statute of limitations (limited time constraints) to file a lawsuit and get compensation for your claims. This is why you need to contact The Doan Law Firm for expert legal advice in a very timely manner.
Making the identification of everyone responsible for contributing to your bicycle accident injuries is an extremely important part of what any competent bicycle personal injury lawyer does when representing you in your case. The Doan Law Firm is wholly versed in all of the legal aspects and steps that need to be taken in order to fully represent you in your injury lawsuit or claim following your bicycle accident anywhere in the United States. Our bicycle personal injury lawyers are on call 24/7/365 regardless of time of day or holiday. Contact us anytime at: (800) 349-0000. We look forward to speaking with you.
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