Hello everyone. This is Jim Parish. I am a bicycle injury accident attorney in Virginia. A common question that I receive is, “if someone causes an accident while I am on a bicycle, can I pursue an injury claim against that person?”
The answer is yes. If an automobile causes that injury then you would pursue a claim against that person under their automobile insurance. If a pedestrian, jogger, or other bicyclist causes the injury while your on your bicycle than you can pursue a claim against that person under their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. These types of claims can become complex and certainly need to be investigated as early as possible in order to obtain and retain the necessary evidence. I hope that information is helpful. Thank you.