While drivers and truck operators are required to share the road with cyclists, negligent motorists can put bicycle riders at risk of serious injury. If you’ve been struck by a driver while riding your bike or sustained injuries in a dooring accident, you have the right to seek financial remedies.
At Heninger Garrison Davis LLC, we have no tolerance for motorists who disobey the rules of the road and cause injury to others. A bicycle accident attorney from our firm can help you hold the at-fault driver liable for your medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and any other inconveniences you’ve faced in the days following the collision.
Evidence We Can Use to File a Winning Claim
To get you the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and other losses, our bicycle accident attorneys will have to construct an insurance claim based on hard facts and evidence. We’ll use the following forms of evidence to build a winning claim and convince insurers that you deserve a high-value settlement:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of your damaged bike and the car that collided with you
- Eyewitness testimony
- Your medical records
- Footage of the incident from nearby CCTV, traffic, or security cameras
While an attorney from our team can help gather and analyze evidence for your claim, you’ll want to gather a few pieces of evidence immediately after the incident. If your injuries don’t warrant immediate medical attention, take photos of the accident and your injuries.
You’ll also want to take down the driver’s insurance information and speak with anyone who saw the incident occur. If you find any eyewitnesses, ask if they can give your lawyer an account of what they saw and take down their contact information.
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Compensation Our Bicycle Accident Lawyers Can Pursue
You’re probably certain that you deserve compensation for your medical bills and bike repair costs, but did you know that there are a number of other damages you could receive from a winning insurance claim or personal injury suits?
When you meet with a lawyer to discuss your bicycle accident, they’ll ask you about all the challenges, inconveniences, and expenses you’ve dealt with due to the incident. Then, they’ll determine how much money you need to cope with the struggles you’ve been burdened with and compensate for your financial losses.
Once your lawyer has calculated how much you’re claim is worth, they’ll fight to recover the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Cost of surgery, hospital care, ambulance transportation, and physical therapy
- Bike repair costs
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress caused by the traumatic nature of the accident
- Loss of enjoyment of life due to long-term injuries or mental issues caused by the accident
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may also receive punitive damages. While these damages are awarded much less often than others, they may be necessary if the driver who caused your accident did so with malice or extreme disregard for your safety.
In situations where the at-fault driver acted egregiously and with gross negligence, punitive damages can act as a punishment that, hopefully, stops them from committing similar offenses in the future.
Bicycle Accident Injuries We Can Help You Recuperate from
Since bicycles don’t provide the same level of protection and safety as a car or truck, a cycling accident victim can sustain serious injuries that may require long-term medical care or rehabilitative therapy.
Fortunately, our bicycle accident lawyers can coordinate with your medical team to determine how much compensation you need to cover your care costs. Once we’ve done so, we’ll demand the compensation you need to cover medical treatment expenses and long-term care costs for any of the following conditions:
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprained or strained muscles
- Road rash or abrasions
- Cuts and lacerations
- Contusions or bruises
- Dental injuries
- Wrist and hand injuries
- Collarbone fractures
Don’t Delay Hiring a Lawyer After a Bicycle Accident
While it’s important to focus on attending medical appointments and recovering from your injuries after a bike crash, it’s also crucial that you start looking for a lawyer to represent you as soon as you can. If you have to file a civil suit, finding a lawyer ASAP can ensure your lawsuit is filed within Alabama’s statute of limitations.
Alabama Code § 6.2.38 gives you two years from the date of your accident to hire an attorney and file a personal injury suit. If you’re unable to get your suit submitted on time, you won’t receive the financial compensation you need to pay for medical treatment and bike repairs.
Instead of jeopardizing your compensation and future, contact an attorney from our bicycle accident team today.
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No Fee Unless We Win Your Case
At Heninger Garrison Davis LLC, we don’t think clients should have to pay for our services unless we recover the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. That’s why our lawyers handle bike accident cases for a contingency fee.
In other words, they’ll take a percentage of the money you receive from your settlement or court verdict instead of charging you out-of-pocket for their assistance. Of course, we won’t charge you anything if we don’t win your case.
An unintended perk of contingency-fee representation is that you can count on your attorney to work tirelessly to get the results you need because their pay depends on your success.
Schedule a No-Cost Consultation With a Lawyer Today
At Heninger Garrison Davis LLC, our mission is to level the playing field between accident victims and insurance companies, ensuring our clients recover maximum compensation for their injuries and losses. We always prioritize our client’s recovery, which becomes evident when you consider the awards and billions of dollars of compensation we’ve recovered. Contact a bicycle accident attorney from our legal team today to get the trustworthy and effective representation you need to win your case. They’ll meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your accident and determine if you’re eligible to file a claim.