Cyclists are particularly vulnerable users of our roads without the protection of a motor vehicle to help absorb the impact of an accident.
In many cases, bike accidents are caused by negligence. If your accident involves a collision with a vehicle, it could simply be a matter of the driver not paying attention in the way they should have. If someone else is responsible for the injuries you have sustained while on your bike, you need to know your rights.
It is important to consider ‘no-fault’ benefits even where you yourself do not have car insurance. If you have suffered an injury involving a motor vehicle, regardless of fault, these accident benefits will be triggered. If a driver is at fault, a claim can be made against them for personal injury.
If your bike accident case has to come before a jury, there can be biases. Not all jurors will be cyclists and most will drive cars. This is another reason why having a lawyer on your side is important.
As with most types of personal injury claims, it is important to act sooner rather than later. The sooner you act, the more proof of injury and losses you will have, and the stronger your case will be.
If you or a family member has suffered from an ccident, contact Jeffrey Shinehoft Personal Injury Law today.