In an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle, the cyclist almost always comes in second place, frequently suffering serious injuries as a result. Extensive medical care and rehabilitation are often necessary, and these can force the victim to spend time away from work. The financial costs can be extravagant, and sadly, insurance companies usually try to settle claims with bicycle accident victims as quickly as possible and for as little as possible.
If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, you might be wondering:
- How can I afford medical care?
- How do I pay my bills if I have to miss work?
- Was I partially at-faultfor the accident?
- How can I prove someone else was responsible?
- What if my injuries require a lifetime of care? How will I afford it?
- Do I need to hire a bicycle accident lawyer in Woodbridge?
The legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can sit down with you, answer all these questions and more, and advise you of the best way to proceed following your bicycle accident. We offer free consultations, so call today for an appointment: 571-229-1800.
What types of compensation am I eligible for in a bicycle accident?
A bicycle accident can cause severe injuries. The impact of the crash often results in brain trauma, spinal injuries, broken bones, and severe bruises and abrasions. The psychological trauma of the accident and resulting pain can cause anxiety and even produce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Treating these injuries is not cheap, especially if your injuries diminished your capacity to work. Thus, our attorneys pursue several types of damages on your behalf, including:
Medical bills: This includes hospital stays, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and therapy, as well as medications and medical devices such as wheelchairs. We seek damages for both current and expected future costs.
Lost wages: If your injury forces you to spend time away from work, whether due to receiving medical care or because you are physically or mentally incapable of doing your job, we pursue compensation to make up for those lost earnings.
Reduced earning capacity: We also seek compensation if the nature of your injury reduces your ability to continue in your current line of work.
“Pain and suffering” and inconvenience: This is difficult to put a dollar value on, which is why the skill and experience of your attorney matters so much. We fight to win every dollar for which you might be eligible.
Punitive damages: If the responsible party was not merely negligent but acting maliciously or with wanton disregard for your safety, we can pursue punitive damages on top of other compensation.
Wrongful death: We seek wrongful death damages in the event your loved one died as the result of bicycle accident injuries.
Who might be responsible for my bicycle accident?
Jim Parrish starts by investigating the details of your accident thoroughly with the goal of identifying all parties that might bear responsibility.
These parties often include:
Drivers: If a driver of a motor vehicle turned in front of you, rear-ended you, backed out of a driveway in front of you, invaded the bike lane, or simply failed to notice your presence and ran into you, we gather evidence to prove negligence on the driver’s behalf.
Passengers: A passenger in a vehicle can also bear responsibility in a bicycle accident. For instance, as you are riding by a parked vehicle, a passenger opens a car door into your path, causing you to wreck your bicycle.
Maintenance: If a road hazard such as a pothole or loose gravel contributed to your accident, we might be able to seek damages from the person responsible for maintaining the roadway.
Manufacturers: We can pursue the bicycle manufacturer for damages if a defect in your bicycle’s parts either contributed to the accident or caused your injuries to be worse than they otherwise would have been.
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Why should I choose the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC?
The legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, understands the tactics used by insurance companies because Woodbridge bicycle accident attorney Jim Parrish used to work for them.
After starting his legal career representing the big insurers, Jim grew tired of seeing bicycle accident victims, many with severe, lifelong injuries and struggling under the weight of oppressive medical bills, bullied and intimidated by the insurance companies into accepting less money than they deserve. He started his own firm to provide accident victims with quality representation that is not afraid to face the big insurance companies head-on.
Contact a Woodbridge bicycle accident attorney today.
The right attorney matters in a personal injury case. These cases have a lot of moving parts, and the evidence is often subjective. Not to mention, large sums of money can be at stake in a bicycle injury case. The insurance companies you are up against have nearly unlimited financial resources and teams of highly paid professionals whose job is to help them pay as little as possible. You need an attorney with the skill and experience to go up against the insurance companies and win.
Attorney Jim Parrish will fight relentlessly for every dollar to which you are entitled. Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, to set up a time to come in and speak to us. We can answer your questions and advise you on the best route to proceed. The consultation is always free, so call today: 571-229-1800.