Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or death to cyclists because they ride with no physical protection except a helmet. An injured rider may face months or years of medical treatment, lost wages, rehabilitation, and permanent disability. Where can you turn for help in figuring out what to do about your medical bills, your lost income, and your disability? For years, the experienced lawyers at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have advised and guided bicyclists through the maze of issues that may arise out of serious bicycle accidents. These may include medical treatment options, related health insurance issues, and litigation.
The injury attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen know the Virginia laws and ordinances which apply to the operation and use of bikes as well as those applicable to motor vehicles. The law firm has established a team of qualified investigators who can visit the accident scene to take photographs and measurements. Our investigators are trained to interview the state troopers, local police officers, sheriffs, and/or witnesses who were at the scene and who may have important information about how your accident happened.
Call us for a free consultation at 866-388-1307 and put our attorneys to work for you.
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen's legal assistants will be at your side, every step of the way, listening to and answering your questions while gathering the medical documents and other material needed to prepare your claim. You are also a crucial part of our team, and we will look to you for updates concerning your medical condition, the names and addresses of the health care professionals you have seen, and the dates on which your doctors have released you from their care and/or to return to work. This information is essential to the success of your case.
Tips to remember after a bicycle accident:
- Do not fix, repair or dispose of your damaged bicycle without talking to an attorney. Your lawyer may need your bike to help prove your case! He may want to photograph the damage to your bicycle or ask an expert to examine the bicycle before it is repaired or thrown away. In fact, he will probably want you to keep the bike while your case is pending, which leads to the next tip.
- Keep your damaged bicycle in a safe and dry place. Ordinarily, it is best to keep your bike inside or under cover so it won't sustain further damage which is not accident related. Subsequent damage or repair to a bike can confuse the property damage evidence and make your case more difficult.
- Keep your damaged bicycle secure. If possible, limit access to your bike. Better yet, keep it under lock and key. The defense may contend someone besides you has had access to the bicycle and has altered or further damaged it in some way.
You may not know yet whether you have an actionable claim. Call us at 866-388-1307 for a free consultation. Let us help you.