Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Fauquier County, VA
When an outing on your bicycle in Fauquier County, VA results in an accident that leaves you with extensive injuries, you could easily become overwhelmed with recurring pain and mounting medical bills. Rise above these stressors and call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to fight for the compensation you deserve. A bicycle accident lawyer in Fauquier County, VA is standing by to review your case. Call 571-229-1800 today for your free consultation.
Bicyclists Have Equal Rights to the Road
Bicyclists have the same rights to the road as motorists. This means motorists must give bicyclists the same access to the road that they enjoy. This involves yielding to bicyclists and exercising caution when operating a vehicle near cyclists. There is no guarantee, though, that they will abide by these expectations. When a motorist disregards these rules and causes a bicycle accident, you could be left in debilitating pain.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Process for Bicycle Accident Claims
Those who have been injured in a bicycle accident can easily become mired in medical bills and, if the resulting injuries were substantial, diminished quality of life from lost work hours and ongoing therapy. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is here to help, and offers every client the following:
Complimentary Initial Consultation
The legal team at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is aware that the legal system is complex and can prove confusing to bicycle accident victims, so we simplify the process by offering a free, no-obligation case consultation. This initial meeting allows us to review your case, answer any questions you might have, and present potential options.
Once we take on your case, your bicycle accident lawyer in Fauquier County, VA will work diligently to determine who was at fault for your injuries.
In most cases, when a motorist is at fault in a bicycle accident, it is often because they were either not paying attention or not fully aware of their surroundings. Alternately, a city can be liable if it did not adequately safeguard the spaces designated for bicycles in the community. The legal team at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can tackle any bicycle accident, including the common scenarios of:
- Turning collisions, where a motorist turns into the path of a bicyclist at an intersection
- Door collisions, where a motorist or passenger opens their door into the path of a bicyclist
- Driveway collisions, where a motorist crosses the path of a bicyclist while backing out of a driveway
Also common are “wipeout” accidents, where bicyclists lose control of their bicycle and fall. The at-fault party in such cases depends on the nature of wipeout and how many parties are involved.
We also handle bicycle vs. bicycle and bicycle vs. pedestrian accidents.
When you bring your case to us, your bicycle accident lawyer will get to work to determine who was to blame for your injuries by compiling as much evidence as possible. This documentation might include:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Accident scene review and recreations (if necessary)
- Medical records review
An injury attorney from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will exhaust all outlets for evidence to support your case and work to prove that another party — be it a motorist, the city, or both — is at fault for your injuries.
Capitalizing on Compensation
Just as your bicycle accident lawyer will work diligently to determine fault, he will also leave no stone unturned when it comes to calculating your damages.
Injuries sustained during a bicycle accident can be both costly and require extended recovery, so our legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will assemble a complete record of your losses to ensure that the liable parties cover the maximum amount of economic and non-economic damages. The costs we typically recover for clients can include:
- Medical bills, including doctor’s appointments, prescription medications, or medical devices
- Rehabilitation costs, such as physical therapy appointments
- Lost wages, which cover the hours of work that the victim missed while recovering from their injuries
- Diminished quality of life, if the sustained injuries are adequately severe
- Emotional trauma and suffering
By evaluating your case and its outcome, we can assist you in determining an amount that appropriately covers your costs.
We Are Not Afraid of Insurers
Insurers will do what they can to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve. They may use what you say in a recorded statement against you or pressure you into taking a settlement that is less than you need.
Jim Parrish and his team are not afraid of insurers. In fact, Jim used to represent them. He knows how they operate and can use the information he gained to negotiate for the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Regarding your Bicycle Accident Today
We understand that recovery from your bicycle accident can be an extended process, but remember that you do not have long to file your claim: Virginia’s statute of limitations caps the amount of time you have to pursue damages, so act quickly so that you can remain eligible for compensation. Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at 571-229-1800 today to begin the process.