Compensation For Injuries After A Bicycle Accident
People ride bicycles for a variety of reasons, ranging from recreation to purposeful transportation. In a metro area like St. Louis, bicycles are in use in a variety of settings, including in quiet neighborhoods, in city areas busy with traffic, and on bicycle paths. Bicycling offers many benefits but presents risks, especially in areas where motor vehicles are present.
Bicyclists are typically careful about traffic and most drivers do their best to avoid bicycles. However, accidents happen and in the blink of an eye, a rider can be seriously injured in a collision with a car, truck or motorcycle. Typically, cars and trucks fail to yield to bicycles and strike them at intersections, near driveways and in areas where visibility is poor. Holland Injury Law, LLC, boldly represents injured bicyclists in challenging cases, including hit-and-run accident cases.
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Thorough Investigators And Determined Advocates
An injured bicyclist may suffer a head injury, broken bones requiring surgery, a spinal cord injury or other major injuries. Pain, medication and treatment may make it difficult for that person to collaborate on gathering evidence to build a strong case.
At Holland Injury Law, LLC, we have years of experience getting injury cases off the ground even while the injured person is still out of commission or in case of a fatality. The sooner we are on the case, the more likely it is that we will be able to gather all available evidence through a variety of sources, including:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness reports
- Medical records
- Surveillance camera videos
- Evidence at the scene, such as broken glass and skid marks
If we could tell family members one thing after a bicycle accident, it would be this: The sooner you get a personal injury law firm involved, the more opportunities there will be to maximize the compensation that will be needed and appropriate for medical bills, lost wage replacement and acknowledgment of the injured person’s pain and suffering, or family members’ emotional suffering. We are ready to get your loved one’s accident investigation started right away.
Do You Have Questions About Your Bike Accident?
Many of our clients have a lot of questions about their bicycle accident. To help you get the information you need as soon as possible, we have answered some of the more common questions we get here:
How Common Are Head Injuries After A Bicycle Accident?
Wearing a helmet as a cyclist is just about one of the only defenses you may have against a car in an accident. Despite this, head injuries like traumatic brain injuries, eye injuries and broken bones are far too common in these accidents. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one out of every three bike accidents results in a head injury.
What Type Of Insurance Covers A Bicycle Accident?
The insurance that an at-fault driver has should be enough to cover any costs that come from your bicycle accident. Even if there is applicable insurance in your case, you may still need guidance from a skilled bicycle accident lawyer to maximize the compensation you need to pay for all the expenses associated with your injuries.
What Kind Of Compensation Can You Get?
Fair compensation should pay a victim for their economic and noneconomic damages. Common examples of these expenses include medical bills, lost income, loss of future earning potential, home renovation or relocation to accommodate your new disabilities, loss of consortium and pain and suffering. Our goal as your legal representation is to fight to secure the money you need to move forward after your accident with confidence.
The Goal: Full Compensation
Nothing can put life back the way it was before a serious bicycle accident. However, compensation can help an injured person and/or a hurting family face tomorrow. We are tenacious advocates for the injured and their loved ones.
To schedule a free consultation, call Holland Injury Law at 314-428-9279 or complete a simple online form. We pledge to respond promptly.