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Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists who meticulously follow the rules of the road are injured routinely by distracted drivers and inattentive operators of cars, SUVs, trucks and buses. Injuries occur when drivers engage in dangerous passing, fail to observe the right-of-way, suddenly open parked car doors, make improper right-hand or left-hand turns, travel inappropriately in bike lanes, or engage in hit-and-run accidents. Defective traffic signals or roadways and poorly designed bike paths or bicycle lanes also can be factors in bike accidents.

Cycling accidents sometimes cause catastrophic injuries that included paralysis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, scarring, disfigurement, road rash, amputation or the loss of a limb, and other permanent disability. Our bicycle accident lawyers help bike riders who suffer such personal injuries, and we also represent in wrongful death claims those families who have lost a loved one. Bicycle accident statistics indicate that cyclists are involved in about 2 percent of all traffic fatalities.

A ZRFM bicycle accident lawyer can promptly investigate your accident, taking into account any accident reports, 911 calls, recorded or videotaped information, photographs, witness statements, medical records, interviews and expert opinions. Sometimes a bicycle accident insurer will agree to a settlement that adequately compensates a cyclist for a severe injury. More often, insurance companies try to offer quick settlements before the full extent of an injury and any required surgery, rehabilitation and recovery becomes known.

Having experienced legal representation to evaluate each legal and medical issue is essential. After determining the full extent of injury and the amount of lost wages, economic losses, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses, our bicycle accident attorney will be able to advise you on whether an insurance settlement offer is reasonable or whether it might be more fruitful to tell the story of your bike crash in the courtroom.