Even after the healing process is complete, bicycle collisions can continue to haunt their victims. Many victims face permanent injuries that never heal completely.
If a car, truck, or other vehicle collided with your bicycle and caused injuries, the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, would like to talk to you. You may be eligible for damages.
To speak with a bicycle accident lawyer in Loudoun County, call us at 571-229-1800 today. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation review of your claim. This free claim review process will help you discover:
- What your case might be worth;
- Steps you can take immediately to improve your case; and
- How to deal with calls from the insurance company adjuster.
Your free claim review may also provide insight on:
- What to do with incoming medical bills relating to the accident;
- How the insurance claims process works; and
- Whether there may be any other party responsible for your injuries.
There are many reasons to rely on the team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, to help you recover compensation.
We Can Independently Investigate the Accident
Perhaps an automobile struck your bicycle or forced you off the road and into a ditch or onto an asphalt surface. Maybe you crashed while trying to escape an unrestrained dog. It is also possible that the occupant of a parked car opened the car door into your pathway.
Regardless of the circumstances leading to the crash, prepare for the other party involved to deny any wrongdoing and shift the blame onto you.
When it comes to figuring out who was at fault, you cannot afford to leave anything to chance. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, works with accident reconstruction specialists to identify the factors that caused the crash. We collect evidence proving the other party’s fault to make sure that the insurance carrier gives your case the consideration it deserves.
Our team may be able to help you prove that another party:
- Passed without providing an assured clear distance;
- Failed to yield the right-of-way;
- Ignored a blind spotbefore changing lanes or turning;
- Ran a stop lightor stop sign;
- Failed to restrain a pet and allowed it to cause a crash; or
- Negligently maintained roadways to make them unsafe for bicycles to traverse.
If your accident occurred in an urban area, a witness may have seen what happened. We can help locate witnesses and take the appropriate steps to secure their statements.
We Handle the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
If an insurance company adjuster has contacted you about a settlement, you may feel you can handle this on your own, without the help of a bicycle accident lawyer.
There are reasons not to settle a case without first speaking with an attorney.
Conflict of Interest
The adjuster may try to act like your friend, insisting you both have the same goal. Although you may both want to settle your case, you have different objectives. You want to protect yourself, and the insurance company wants to protect its stockholders.
The insurance adjuster’s role is to get you to sign a settlement agreement that offers as little money as possible to resolve the case. Your attorney is the only third party who will look out for your rights and interests in this transaction.
Settlement Agreements Are Permanent
To receive settlement money from an insurance company, you must sign a settlement agreement. By signing this, you permanently forfeit your right to pursue another claim or lawsuit against the person who hurt you.
If you have signed a settlement agreement and you later discover injuries you did not know you had, you will not be able to request more money. Even if you learn of new evidence that you believe would have earned you more compensation, in most cases, you will not be able to pursue it.
Unless the insurance company acted fraudulently to secure your signature on the agreement, you will have to live with the results of your settlement.
You Can Focus on Getting Better
The negotiation process can be a very stressful experience for an accident victim. Injuries cause anxiety, fear, and other types of stress. This stress can inhibit the healing process.
Though hiring an attorney might not eliminate all stress from your life, allowing a trial team to do this work for you enables you to focus on your health.
Having a Trial Lawyer Keeps the Case Moving
When you involve a trial lawyer in your claim, it sends a clear signal to the insurance company that the case will proceed to trial if it does not offer a fair settlement amount. This possibility can help move the negotiations past stalemates and potentially result in greater gains for you.
Loudoun County Bicycle Accident Lawyer Near Me 571-229-1800
Types of Compensation a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover
Our goal is to help you recover:
- Your out-of-pocket medical expenses relating to the accident, both previous and future;
- Other out-of-pocket expenses;
- Lost earnings, as well as compensation for any loss of future earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Funeral, burial, cremation expenses, if wrongful deathis at issue;
- Bicycle replacement; and
- Compensation for other losses and expenses, depending on the facts of your case.
Some aggravating factors can lead to punitive damages. If another party was extremely reckless in their actions or if they hit you intentionally, your case could qualify for these additional damages. Road rage accidents sometimes qualify for punitive damages, as do drunk driving accidents.
Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Today for Help With Your Bicycle Crash Claim
Find out how collaborating with an ally like the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, can help you. Call us now at 571-229-1800.