Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Pocatello
Call Us for Experienced Injury Representation
Whether you ride your bike to stay in shape or commute to your job, there are many dangers bicyclists should be aware of when sharing the roads with motor vehicles and other pedestrians. Due to the limited protection bicyclists have compared to cars, bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles often results in significant injuries and fatalities.
At May, Rammell & Wells, we are committed to helping you recover your entitled compensation from the negligent party responsible for your injuries. With more than seven decades of combined experience, our Pocatello personal injury lawyers can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Dangers of Riding Your Bicycle
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most fatal bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles. In the United States, nearly half of all bicycle accidents with motor vehicles happen at an intersection.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include the following:
- When a vehicle makes a right turn
- When a vehicle opens their door suddenly
- When a vehicle reverses unexpectedly
- When a vehicle changes lanes without signaling
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Compensation for Your Injuries
With more and more cyclists on the road, the amount of serious accidents have increased every year. Although bicyclists wear helmets and equip themselves with other safety equipment to reduce the chances of getting hit, common injuries include head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, and soft tissue damage.
In these, and any other accident case, the victim may be able to seek compensation to cover any of the following:
- Hospital and rehabilitation bills
- Damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship and/or support in a wrongful death claim
In accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, or other motor vehicles, the victim will face the negligent driver's insurance company. In these cases, it is important to have a skilled attorney on your side. Insurance companies often do not have a victim's best interest in mind and may put their own bottom line above your recovery and well-being. We will stand up for your right to receive the help you need to heal.
Ready to Pursue Your Monetary Damages Today
If you were injured in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle, our Pocatello bicycle accident lawyers can fight for you while you focus on recovering from your injury. We can investigate your accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance adjusters to get the results you want.
Contact us and schedule a consultation.