Harbor Bluffs Bicycle Accident Attorney
Maybe you were riding to work. Maybe you were getting some early morning exercise. Maybe your kid was riding around the neighborhood with friends. Regardless of why you or your loved one were riding, being struck by a motor vehicle is a traumatic experience. Even low-speed collisions are terrifying, and often leave the bike crash victim injured and psychologically shaken for weeks or months. If you were injured, a Harbor Bluffs bicycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff is here to ensure that you receive fair and considerable compensation during the personal injury claims process. You are potentially entitled to a significant sum of money, but achieving a desirable outcome in any personal injury case is difficult. When the victim is a cyclist, your attorney needs to have an extra degree of knowledge and dedication to get the job done.
Proving Fault in a Harbor Bluffs Bicycle Collision
Just like it is with motorcyclists, a large portion of society is heavily biased against cyclists for one reason or another. The truth is that many people turn into bullies when they get behind the wheel, and there is no easier target for them to take out their pent-up aggression on than a cyclist who is not encased in four tons of steel and who cannot retaliate against acts of road rage. The societal bias against cyclists can have a negative impact when it comes to settling a personal injury claim, because proving fault becomes harder—the at-fault driver is likely to make something up or deny responsibility, witnesses may make inaccurate statements, and even police may come to the wrong conclusion in the official accident report. You need an attorney who understands bike law, and will do everything in their power to ensure the other party is fully held responsible.
Damages in a Pedestrian Injury Case
Once fault is established, the next major obstacle in a Harbor Bluffs bicycle collision is getting the other party to agree on damages. This negotiation process usually takes a year or more. Your attorney may have to file a lawsuit and go to court if the other party’s insurance company refuses to agree to your terms. Damages that you can be compensated for in a bike collision often involve the following:
- Medical expenses
- Projected medical expenses
- Lost long-term earning capacity
- Lost short-term wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of joy of life
- Emotional distress
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Property damage
Call a Harbor Bluffs Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
Every client matters to us at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff. We pride ourselves on our excellent client-communication protocol, our investigative prowess, strong negotiation skills, and our deep understanding of the law. All of these traits are what it takes to be a good lawyer, in addition to having true compassion for one’s clients. If you were injured in a Harbor Bluffs bicycle crash, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation with our Harbor Bluffs bicycle accident attorney. We will use every trick in the book to maximize your compensation, and will work tirelessly to achieve the outcome that you desire.