Bicycles are enjoying a newfound popularity. In metro areas and suburbs alike, more people are using bicycles to commute, grocery shop, and recreate than ever before – requiring many cities to adapt road planning to meet this increasing interest in cycling. Unfortunately, as cities struggle to adapt to more cyclists, bicycle and car accidents are increasing – and these accidents are often serious or fatal.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a bicycle accident, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 to schedule your free case review today.
Who is Liable?
Bicycle laws can be confusing. Right of way and similar issues commonly change not just from state to state, but from city to city, making it very difficult to understand who is liable in an accident. In many cases, responsibility for these accidents is shared, but that does not mean victims of injury cannot seek fair compensation.
When to Seek Help
Just as with pedestrian accidents, cyclists who sustain serious injury may be entitled to take legal action and seek compensation well beyond the initial offerings of an insurance company. The best way to determine if you are eligible to file suit is though a one-on-one consultation with an experienced auto injury attorney at The Cochran Firm.
It is best to consult with a personal injury attorney following a bicycle accident that results in:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Pulverized or fractured bones
Because cyclist are not required to carry insurance, medical expenses and related damages often come out-of-pocket. If your injury was caused by the actions of another party, you have every right to hold them accountable and seek full compensation.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our dedicated auto injury attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in several U.S. cities and can even come to you if your injury makes travel difficult.