Memphis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Often drivers forget that they share the road with bicyclist. That a bike has the same legal rights as a car but is much more vulnerable in an accident. An accident between a car and a bike can leave the biker with devastating injuries. Bicyclists are expected to follow the rules of the road like any other vehicle, but sometimes a vehicle may not be pay attention to bicyclists or they may fail to properly share the road and then an accident occurs. If you or someone you care about has been hit and injured by a car while on your bicycle, then you should talk to the bicycle accident and personal injury attorneys at the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you receive any damages you need for your injuries.
Why Do Bicycle Accidents Occur?
Bicycle accidents can occur for many reasons. However, some of the main reasons they can occur include but are not limited to:
• Failure to yield to right of way
• If a driver fails to see a bicyclist in an intersection
• If a driver hits or backs into a bicyclist
• Failure to use turning signals
• Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs
• Opening a door without checking for bicyclists
• Either a Driver or Bicyclist failure to look both ways before crossing a road
• Driving Carelessly or under the influence
What should I do if I have been injured in a Bicycle Accident?
The most important thing to do after a bicycle accident is to seek medical help and get the treatment that you need so you can start recovering. From a legal standpoint, evidence should be secured quickly. If possible, it is a good idea to take or have someone take pictures of the accident because they may be helpful to your case. Get the names, addresses and email of witnesses.
How can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer with the Higgins Firm help with my Case?
When you have been injured in a bicycle accident that involved a vehicle, it can sometimes be challenging to determine who is at fault for the accident. We know that you have many concerns and questions and we will do all we can to help. The bicycle accident lawyers at the Higgins Firm will review your case and help you collect any evidence such as witness statements, police reports, photos from the accident, documents that have damage details, speak with experts about the accident and anything else that may be needed to prove that the driver or another party's negligence led to the bicycle accident and injuries. Also, your insurance or a driver's insurance may not cover injuries that you may have sustained if they are really severe. These injuries may include but are not limited to:
• Brain injuries
• Back injuries
• If you break your neck
• Spinal cord injuries
• Broken Bones
Insurance companies also may want you to agree to a settlement. However, it is very important to consult with one of our attorneys before signing anything because you may be entitled to more compensation than the settlement would give you.
One of our experienced and caring Tennessee Bicycle accident lawyers will help you to recover compensation for these types of injuries and for things such as medical expenses now and in the future, any loss of income that you missed due to an injury, and any compensation for physical, mental or emotional pain and suffering that you may have experienced as a result of the accident.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.