According to statistics from NHTSA there were 48,000 bicycle accident injuries and 743 bicycle accident deaths in 2013. Riding a bicycle can be great for commuting, fitness, or pleasure, but accidents happen and they can often have serious consequences. The bicycle accident attorneys at Sevey, Donahue & Talcott have the skills, experience, and resources to help you negotiate with insurance companies and get the benefits you deserve should you find yourself involved in a bike accident.
To ensure that you gain the maximum compensation and post-accident support that you deserve, it is essential that you seek professional legal advice. Our team of expert bicycle accident lawyers has numerous years of experience successfully defending the rights of accident victims.
The team is always on standby, fully dedicated to achieving the results that you deserve and getting you the right settlement.
Our client was hit while riding his bicycle. He is a Dentist who suffered significant injuries to his body. He has recovered well and has returned to practicing dentistry.
Similar to drivers, cyclists also have laws and regulations they must follow. They also possess rights and entitlements whilst cycling on our roadways. In accordance with the California Vehicle Code:
Despite laws meant to protect bicyclists and reduce the dangers of sharing the road with cars, nearly 30% of bicycle accidents involve a collision with an automobile. These accidents generally tend to be caused by errors and carelessness from drivers. The most common examples include:
Other common causes of bicycle accident injuries are:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the following data on bicycle accidents in 2013:
These stats are telling, but research of hospital reports suggests that these statistics may actually be higher. Many bicycle accident victims that end up visiting hospitals fail to file an official report of the accident to the police.
If you have experienced any such incident that you feel was the fault of a negligent third party, compensation should be entitled to you.
To ensure that the deserved compensation is gained from the responsible party, it is vital you have evidence to prove that their actions were a direct contributor to the accident and any injuries that may have occurred.
Photographic and video evidence, direct eye-witness accounts, and medical or police reports are all ways in which such proof can be obtained.
But, don’t worry. With us you will never be expected to acquire such evidence alone. Our team of bicycle injury lawyers will be on hand to do a detailed investigation of all aspects of your case, ensuring suitable evidence can be found.
Our client was hit at approximately 5:30am while riding his bicycle. Proving liability was difficult as our client did not have a headlight on his bicycle, and he was not wearing a helmet. The impact was slight; however, it was forceful enough to cause our client to hit his head. Our client suffered from headaches and memory problems. He was seen by numerous doctors and underwent neuro-psychological testing. Due to the issues of liability and differing testimony from the doctors, we resolved the case for $300,000. Our client was happy and is doing much better now.
Our bicycle accident lawyers are passionate about getting results for our clients. We treat every client on an individual basis, as we realize that no two bicycle accidents are the same. Every case has its own characteristics and we take each and every one into account.
If you choose us to represent you and your case, we will work closely alongside you to develop a personalized approach for all stages of the process. This will include obtaining the evidence for liability proof, no matter how difficult, to the result of the final maximum granted settlement.
Contact our offices today for more information on how we can assist you with your specific claim. Our personal injury lawyers are always available to answer any questions you may have, as well as providing expert advice on how to move forward with your case.