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Bicycle Accident

Unfortunately, accidents happen every day. When it comes to personal injury accidents, bicyclists are among the most vulnerable. This is due in large part to the fact they are much less protected and often less visible when sharing the road with other vehiclists on city streets and state highways. Carelessness or inattention of automobile drivers can also be a contributing factor to bicycle accidents.

With millions of bicyclists being injured or killed every year, it is crucial that said victims waste no time in contacting an injury attorney that can help them obtain the compensation they need to afford their recover. At Squires Law Office, P.C. we have a team of lawyers that specializes in personal injury law. Together, our team has represented many clients who have been injured as a result of bicycle accidents in the state, and we understand the physical and emotional pain that are often connected to accidents of this nature.

Common Causes of Bike Wrecks

There are many causes of bicycle accidents, but some of the most common situations to result in bicycle accidents are:

  • Failure of motorists to observe bicyclists in crosswalks
  • Failure of motorists to notice bicyclists in bike lanes
  • Failure of motorists to observe a passing bicyclist when driving out of a driveway
  • Failure of motorists to observe a passing bicyclist before swinging a car door open

Whether you are a bike commuter, a weekend biker, a bike courier or simply out for a leisurely bike ride, you need to be aware of not only your responsibilities but the rights that you have as a rider. Our states roads were designed with the intention of dual usage - for bicyclists and vehiclests alike. As such, it is expected that your safety will be the priority of the other drivers with whom you are sharing the road.

Legal Aspects Involved in Bicycle Accidents

Taking legal action after being injured in a bicycle accident is not always at the forefront of a victim's mind; however, this is an idea that should not be cast to the wayside, as it could provide a viable means for obtaining the compensation you need to afford the medical bills associated with the cost of your recovery. In all matters of injury-related accidents, bicycle collisions included, it is imperative that you refrain from communicating with an insurance company until you have obtained legal representation to guide you in doing so. When it comes to making good on a claim that was filed with your insurance company, there is very little if anything that an insurance adjuster is unwilling to do in his / her efforts to ensure that you are not paid any more than the bare minimum. Therefore, having professional legal counsel on your side while the matter is settled could mean the difference between fair compensation and inadequate financial payout.

It is the responsibility of your attorney to address every aspect of the law that could have been involved in your bicycle accident, from traffic laws to past bike accident cases and everything else imaginable. When you secure legal counsel that can call upon the names and functions of different bicycle components as well as estimate the damages done to your personal property and physical wellbeing, you can feel confident in the chances your case stands of obtaining the compensation you both need and deserve. At Squires & Associates, we have a thorough understanding of the bicycling skills and techniques used by riders, as well as how these can be deterred by unsafe drivers on the road. When your riding abilities have been permanently or temporarily impaired due to an accident that was caused by an irresponsible driver, we know the right legal steps to help you seek the recompense that is rightfully due to you.

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