Celebration Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycles are a great way to get around, especially in a place like Celebration where the weather is nice year-round. Thousands of people use bicycles to get to work, run errands, for exercise, and simply for leisure, yet all too often drivers in larger vehicles fail to look out for bicycles on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you need a dedicated and compassionate personal injury lawyer on the case. At Draper Law Office, our Celebration bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Despite the many bicycles on the roadway, many drivers in cars, trucks, and on motorcycles are negligent in checking for bicycles nearby. Bicycle accidents can occur in many different ways, but some of the most commonly reported causes of a crash with a larger vehicle include the following:
- Vehicle speeding,
- Failing to check for bicycles before changing lanes,
- Distracted driving,
- Turning without checking for bicycles,
- Entering/exiting the roadway without checking,
- Driving too close to bike lanes and road shoulders,
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and more.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries
Because a cyclist has minimal protection in a bicycle accident, the injuries reported are often devastating for bicycle accident victims. Even when wearing a helmet and other protective gear, the magnitude of force and impact of a larger vehicle has the capacity to cause severe injuries, even when traveling at a low rate of speed. Compensation for a victim involved in a bicycle accident includes coverage of all economic and noneconomic harm, including:
- Present and future medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Property damage,
- Loss of future income and earning potential,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Disfigurement, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In many cases, insurance companies will try and blame the cyclist for a bicycle accident in order to minimize or eliminate their claims for compensation. Known as contributory fault, the court determines the degree of fault in personal injury cases and reduces the compensation to victims by that percentage. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can protect accident victims from accusations of fault and defend their right to compensation.
Trust an Experienced Accident Attorney
A highly skilled and qualified personal injury attorney can help protect your claims for compensation after a bicycle accident. Hiring a lawyer after an injury is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Among the services that a lawyer can provide include the following:
- Ensure all legal processes are followed,
- Handle all communication and negotiation with insurers,
- Protect your interests when making statements about the case,
- Perform an independent investigation of the accident, and
- Take your case to trial
To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to victims of bicycle accidents, talk to our office today.
Call or Contact Draper Law Office
Are you in need of legal assistance after being injured in a bicycle accident? In Celebration, the dedicated and skilled personal injury lawyers at Draper Law Office are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free initial evaluation of your case.