Bicycle Accidents Coverage
Bicycles are very popular in Columbus and are often seen in the city streets.
It’s a safe fun activity when everyone is paying attention and driving responsibly. But it only takes one negligent driver to cause a car accident. Bicyclists can be left with serious injury and their lives can change in an instant.
Injured bicyclists deserve financial compensation, but the process can be complicated and frustrating. Having experienced legal representation cvna make a big difference. At Tompkins Selph & Associates, our personal injury attorneys will build the strongest case to hold negligent drivers accountable and fight for maximum compensation.
We also represent pedestrians who were injured as a result of a driver’s negligence. Pedestrians don’t expect to be in an accident when they are just walking. But they can be seriously hurt in a crash caused by negligence. We fight for their rights so they can recover the compensation they deserve.
Negligent Drivers in Columbus
How do bicycle and pedestrian accidents happen? Many drivers don’t like sharing the road. They may drive aggressively at dangerous speeds. Some drivers are distracted by texts or phone calls. Some are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Others are fatigued and may even start falling asleep at the wheel.
A negligent driver can easily cause an accident and hit a bicyclist, even on roads in Columbus that have dedicated bike lanes, the results can be devastating.
Bicyclists and pedestrians have no protection in a crash and are often seriously hurt. Common injuries include neck injuries, concussion or traumatic brain injury, nerve damage, dislocation or broken bones, lacerations and contusions and even paralysis.
Victims may require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home medical equipment and months of follow up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses can seem overwhelming and many victims aren’t sure how they will pay the bills, especially when injuries have left them unable to work.
Why You Need Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
If a negligent driver caused their injuries, then an injured person shouldn’t have to pay. But recovering compensation can be difficult for many reasons. One reason is that the driver may deny doing anything wrong, even if that driver was speeding or texting when the crash happened. The driver may even try to shift blame unto the bicyclist.
Another reason is the insurance companies. They are supposed to help the injured after a bicycle accident, but they are always trying to save money. They will try and pay as little as possible to keep their profits high. There are so many tactics they use to try and minimize compensation.
If you were hurt in a bicycle crash, an insurance company may question the seriousness of your injuries. They may seek access to your medical records to look for evidence that your injuries were pre existing. Or they may blame you for what happened.
You may be contacted by the insurance company shortly after the accident with a settlement offer. They may promise you quick payment to help pay your bills, But they are not looking out for you. Their offer will fall far short of covering all the damages you suffered. It’s just a way for them to save money.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to fight back against the insurance company tactics. Our firm is known for providing experienced and aggressive legal representation for the injured. We know how a crash can impact your life and believe you have the right to be compensated for damages
There are many types of accidents that can leave a bicyclist injured. These include intersection accidents, sideswipe collisions, and dooring accidents. Our legal team investigates your accident and helps you get the facts!
We’re not afraid of the hard work it takes to build a strong case. We gather evidence including any video from nearby traffic cameras. We carefully review accident reports and medical records as well as interviewing key witnesses. And as needed, we consult our accident reconstruction experts.
Our lawyers also determine the total damages you have suffered as a result of your injuries. We fight for compensation for all current and future medical expenses, lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages such as pain and suffering.
Many insurance companies agree to negotiate a settlement when they see we are prepared to legally fight for you. But we are not interested in making quick deals that help insurance companies save money. We are only interested in a resolution for your case that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we can fight for you in court where you have a proven successful track record.
Don’t delay speaking with an experienced attorney about your bicycle or pedestrian accident, begin learning about your options to recover financially. Contact us today for a free consultation at (614)-453-0971.
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