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Do I Have a Legal Case After A Bicycle Accident?

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What are your rights to bring a personal injury claim if you suffered injuries while riding a bicycle and somebody else driving a car hits you and caused the accident? Hey folks. John Leppler here, personal injury lawyer right here in the Baltimore area.

Today, I want to discuss with you one of the practice areas that my law firm does in representing injured victims when they're involved in an accident while they're riding a bicycle. Most people do not know that if you're involved in an accident riding a bicycle, and somebody else driving a car hits you, you can recover and bring a personal injury claim through the at-fault driver's insurance company. Some of the reasons to get a personal injury lawyer for this type of case is that well, the personal injury lawyer will gather evidence. They'll gather eyewitness statements, talk to eyewitnesses, gather the police report, obtain video footage of the accident if needed, and gather all your medical records and bills for the medical treatment you need for your injuries from the bicycle accident. The only thing you don't have to worry about is simply following your doctor's orders and getting better.

Your lawyer will also negotiate with the at-fault driver's insurance company and take your case to court and litigate your case and file a lawsuit if it is needed. There are different ways that motorists cause accidents for people riding on bicycles. Could be as common as driver error. Maybe they ran a stop sign, made a bad left turn, and rear-ended you while you were on a bicycle. All these reasons are negligence. Some motorists may try to intentionally hit persons who are on bicycles. That could also cause a problem.

Potentially the county, Baltimore City or Baltimore County, improperly maintained a roadway that when you were riding on a bicycle, you fell off because of the improperly constructed or maintained road. You may have a claim against the local government, Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

And finally, you may have suffered an accident while riding a bicycle from a defective part of the bicycle. You could have a claim against the bicycle's manufacturer for manufacturing defect or design defect, which is the type of personal injury products liability claim. I alluded to it earlier, but some of the things you can recover from bringing a personal injury claim involved in a bicycle accident are lost wages and future loss wages, past and future medical expenses for your medical treatment from your injuries, and pain and suffering. A monetary amount that you can get for how the injuries affected your everyday life and daily activities.

It is critical that you get a personal injury lawyer if you got into a motor vehicle accident while you were riding a bicycle. If you or a loved one got into a motor vehicle accident while they were riding on a bicycle, at no fault of their own, I urge you to call me. I do this every single day. Feel free to call me at (443) 955-1989. I'd love to talk to you about your situation. Thank you.