Bicycle Accident

When it comes to defending individuals involved in bicycle accidents, People for Law has earned a reputation as a reliable and competent legal team. We possess the necessary expertise and knowledge to navigate the complex legal waters associated with such cases.

Our incredible legal team prides itself on its commitment to providing comprehensive legal representation for our clients, ensuring that all elements of the case are thoroughly examined and considered. Moreover, we understand that each bicycle accident is unique, meaning that the compensation sought must be tailored accordingly to maximize the chances of success.

Thanks to our extensive experience in handling similar cases, People for Law has successfully secured fair compensations for our client’s injuries, that cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more accurately reflect their losses in such stressful and traumatic events.

While hiring a bicycle accident lawyer may not be mandatory when involved in a bicycle accident case, entrusting your legal matters to an experienced professional like People for Law can significantly increase the chances of obtaining maximum compensation whilst alleviating the stress associated with negotiating complex legal settlements or confronting insurance companies determined only to compensate you in a manner that undervalues your suffering and losses.

What makes bicycle accidents so particular?

Bicycle accidents differ from other accidents in a few ways: cyclists are more vulnerable than drivers since they lack the protection of a metal vehicle; bikes are smaller and can be difficult for drivers to notice, particularly in blind spots; and sharing the road with cars can result in conflicts and accidents.
Liability in bicycle accidents typically falls on the at-fault driver, but cyclists may also be partially liable if they were behaving recklessly or not wearing a helmet. Drivers usually have insurance that covers bicycle accidents, but some may not have insurance or inadequate coverage.

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, these are the steps you should take to protect yourself and your rights:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor, to rule out any hidden injuries.
  2. Report the accident to the police, this creates an official record and can assist in a potential lawsuit.
  3. Gather the contact information of the driver and any witnesses to support your case.
  4. Take photos of the accident scene to document the bicycle damage and its surroundings.
  5. Keep copies of all medical records and bills, these will be essential for a potential lawsuit.
  6. Consult with a bicycle accident attorney who can guide you on your legal rights, and options, and represent you in a lawsuit if necessary.

What can I expect in terms of compensation?

If you’re involved in a bicycle accident, contact a lawyer promptly. They can help you understand your rights, provide legal representation, and explain your options. The compensation you can receive will depend on the details of your case, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

If the driver lacks insurance, the cyclist may sue them personally. If a cyclist is unable to work due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, they may be able to recover lost wages as part of their compensation. Furthermore, along with medical expenses and lost wages, cyclists may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering, which compensates them for the emotional and physical pain caused by the accident.

The driver and cyclist’s insurance policy limits may also influence the amount. However, it’s essential to note that there are legal limits on the compensation you can receive in some bicycle accident lawsuits. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident, it’s crucial to consult with a lawyer promptly to explore your legal options and determine the potential compensation you can receive.