When you or someone you love is involved in a bicycle accident, your life can change in ways you are not prepared to handle. Medical bills for serious injuries can pile up while you are unable to work, and you may not know where to turn for help.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our Brookhaven bicycle accident lawyers are here for you. We can help you file a claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation for your injuries. You may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To learn more about how we will fight for you, call us today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation.
How Our Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Our lawyer can help you pursue compensation by establishing what happened and who is responsible. That way, we can prove the negligent party is responsible for your injuries and losses.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Brookhaven, call (404) 888-8888
Your Lawyer Will Investigate Your Accident
A lawyer from our team will investigate the circumstances of the crash, collecting evidence like witness statements, photographs, surveillance footage, and paper trails that point to the contributing factors that led to your injuries.
It is possible that multiple parties are at fault for what happened. You may need to sue not only the driver who struck you but also others without whom you would not have been injured.
For example, if you are struck by a drunk driver, you may sue both the driver and the bar that served them. Only after reviewing your case will your lawyer be able to give you a better idea of your financial recovery options.
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Your Lawyer Will Assemble a Case
With evidence in hand, your lawyer will use their experience handling bicycle accident cases and their knowledge of the law to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. To build a case, they will need to show that the driver who hit you owed you a duty of care to drive safely and that they failed to do so due to their negligence.
Some forms of negligent driving that can serve as the basis for your case are as follows:
- Drunk and drug-impaired driving: Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol may have impaired judgment, senses, and reflexes. They may struggle to see and respond to bicycles and may also be more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors.
- Drowsy driving: Fatigued drivers also have dulled senses and reflexes, much like drunk drivers. They may even nod off at the wheel, endangering themselves and other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
- Aggressive driving: Aggressive driving includes things like road rage and reckless driving behaviors like speeding, weaving in and out of traffic lanes, tailgating, and ignoring traffic signals.
- Distracted driving: Anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road can be a distraction. This includes texting, calling, reading, adjusting a GPS device or radio, looking at a map, eating, and anything else that distracts the driver from their duty—driving safely.
Passenger vehicles and trucks have a responsibility to the motorcyclists and bicyclists with whom they share the road. Even though they are bigger, they still need to drive in a safe way so that those on smaller vehicles, like bikes, are protected.
When they fail to do so by engaging in reckless behaviors like those above, they may be held liable for the injuries their negligence causes.
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Your Lawyer Will Negotiate with Insurance Companies
Negotiating with insurance companies can be a hassle. The paperwork, the bureaucracy, and the self-interests of the insurance companies make it hard for injured people to get the money they deserve.
Your lawyer will step in to negotiate on your behalf, fighting for a fair settlement on your behalf. Let your lawyer take over the headache of negotiation so that you can spend your time and energy where it belongs: recovering with your loved ones.
Your Lawyer Will Take Your Case to Trial if Necessary
If the insurance company refuses to pay you the money you are owed, then your lawyer will take your case before a judge or jury to advocate for your rights. They will present your case and argue for the compensation you deserve. Sometimes the case will settle once a trial begins, while other times, it goes through to verdict.
Either way, your lawyer will work with the aim of getting you the money you need. Since your Brookhaven bicycle accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers works on a contingent fee basis, meaning they do not get paid until you do, they have every reason to not settle for less than you deserve.
Call (404) 888-8888 today to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today for Help
According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury lawsuit is generally two years. Call now so we can get started advocating for you.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to receive your free case evaluation and learn more about how our Brookhaven bicycle accident lawyer will fight for you and your loved ones.