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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Every day children and adult bicycling enthusiasts are injured in our country as a result of the negligence of car drivers. Bicycle riders are entitled to many of the same rights as drivers when using our streets. However, people in cars often pay little attention to bicycle riders on the street, which can result in dangerous possibly fatal bicycle accidents.

An experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney can assist you in protecting your rights and pursuing your claim for any injuries or losses that may occur due to your accident. These losses may include your medical bills, any lost wages due to your injuries, emotional and physical pain and suffering, scarring, and permanent injury. In order to protect your claim, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you are unable to return to work as a result of your injury, you should let your employer know immediately and obtain a doctor’s note explaining your absence. Do not give a recorded or written statement to anyone without speaking to an attorney first. An experienced personal injury attorney will thoroughly investigate your claim and obtain photographs of the accident scene as well as statements from any witnesses while this evidence is still fresh and readily available.

Bicyclist’s Injury Claim
A bicyclist’s claim for personal injuries often raises questions of who was actually at fault.

-Did the bicyclist actually have the right-of-way?
-Had the bicyclist established his or her use of the lane before the accident occurred?
-Did the accident occur at an intersection or while the bicyclist was making a proper turn? As you may know, cyclists are required to use proper hand signals before making a turn on a public street or a road.
-What were the weather and lighting conditions like on the day the accident occurred? Were the vehicle’s headlights on?
-How fast was the vehicle traveling?
-Was the bicycle rider wearing a helmet at the time of the accident?

An experienced personal injury attorney will properly address these issues and will handle your case in a professional and aggressive manner, keeping you informed of progress along the way.