A car may have won the battle on the road, but a personal injury lawyer can win the battle in the courtroom. Do NOT try to negotiate with the insurance company yourself! You may not get far, and doing so will likely only work to limit the potential value of your case. Never accept their terms, and do not bargain!
Cars and other moving vehicles must be attentive to bicycle riders. Drivers of motor vehicles must treat bicyclists with the same respect as other drivers and must certainly obey and observe the same laws. Ignorance of the laws will not protect a negligent or careless driver for causing serious personal injury to a bicycle rider. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, be sure to seek medical treatment as soon as possible no matter how minor your injuries feel. In most instances, injuries do not become apparent right away and may take some time to present themselves.
In 2013, the NHTSA reported 743 fatalities related to bicycle accidents. Typically, bike accidents are caused by inattentive drivers in the following situations:
• A driver turning directly in front of a bicyclist.
• A car entering the street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic in front of the bicyclist.
• A driver’s failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light.
• A driver’s inattention while driving past a bicyclist.
• An automobile driver’s failure to look both ways when resuming travel after stopping at a stop sign.
• A drunk or impaired driver.
Unlike a driver in an automobile, a bicyclist is does not have a barrier around them to protect themselves from impact with a motor vehicle. As such, the severity of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident can range from moderate to severe or even fatal, often leaving victims in need of substantial medical assistance to recover. If you’re a bicyclist hit and injured by a car and you’re wondering- “What Do You Do Now?” you’ve got rights and we’ve got answers- that pay.
Our bicycle accident lawyers evaluate these cases thoroughly and look at every possible angle and every potential party that may share in the blame. Nevertheless, when handling bicycle accident cases, the sooner we start our investigation, the sooner we can preserve information and evidence from the scene before it is no longer available. Every second is important. Click or call today for your free consultation, 713- WHAT-NOW (713-942-8669).