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If you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle, filing a lawsuit can ensure you receive compensation for your injuries. Contact a bicycle accident attorney in San Antonio to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Bicyclists are at an increased risk for injury when riding across or near roads because, even when a helmet is worn, the body isn’t protected from the large impact a vehicle can deliver. Severe and sometimes life-altering injuries can result from collisions that involve cars and bicycles. If you’ve been injured by a car on your bike, the physical and emotional recovery process may be brutal.
It’s likely that you’ll need to be out of work without income for an extended period of time and, during this period, you’ll be accumulating medical expenses from your injuries. At Crain Brogdon, LLP., we understand that it shouldn’t be your responsibility to pay for your injuries when you were hit on your bicycle.
A San Antonio bicycle accident lawyer will investigate your accident and make sure the responsible parties pay for your damages.
Although there’s a small chance that a bicyclist can be held liable for causing a bicycle accident, it’s much more likely that the driver of the car will be deemed responsible because drivers have a responsibility when they get behind the wheel to remain aware of any hazards that come in the way of their car. Most bicycle accidents happen due to driver negligence. Negligence can include any of the following:
Your bike accident lawyer in San Antonio will use any available evidence such as photographs, police reports, and witness testimonies to determine how your bike wreck happened and whether the driver was negligent in any way.
Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal damage can all occur as a result of a bicycle accident. In severe cases, these injuries can leave victims paralyzed or in need of permanent medical care. It’s likely that the medical expenses related to these injuries will be significant. Your attorney can work closely with your doctor to assess your specific injury and determine your overall damages.
Other damages to consider are non-economic damages, which are the ways in which the accident has affected your lifestyle. These damages can include loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Your lawyer will attach a monetary value to any of these damages that you’ve suffered so they can be added into your claim value.
No victim in a bicycle accident should have to bear the financial burden of their injuries alone. If you weren’t responsible for causing your bike wreck, it’s important to seek legal help and hold the at-fault parties accountable. At Crain Brogdon, LLP., we’ll negotiate on your behalf to recover all of your damages—that way, you can focus on picking up the pieces of your life.
To speak with a San Antonio bicycle accident lawyer, schedule a free consultation by filling out the contact form below or by calling 214-522-9404 .
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]