Durham, NC, offers bicycle riders an abundance of dedicated bike lanes, paths, trails and streets from which to choose whether they ride for exercise or as an alternative to automobiles and buses for their commute to work or to school. Anytime you put bicycle riders in close proximity to each other or traveling on roads used by cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles, careless or reckless behavior can lead to a crash.
If you suffer an injury in a crash caused by another party, you need legal advice and guidance you can trust and rely upon from a Durham bicycle accident law firm. The attorneys at the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC, have proven themselves to be dedicated advocates aggressively fighting for justice and maximum compensation for victims of Durham bicycle accidents. Their results-oriented approach, attention to detail and passionate commitment to the needs of their clients make them the law firm people choose when they need a Durham bicycle accident lawyer.
The fresh air and unobstructed view that make bicycling so enjoyable come at a price. Other than a helmet, riders have little in the way of protective equipment to keep them from suffering severe injuries in a crash. According to the most recently available annual data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, out of 899 bicycle accidents reported to police, 18 people died and another 779 suffered some type of injury.
Some of the common injuries suffered by bicycle riders include the following:
The exposure of the rider to the full force of a collision or the impact of being thrown to the ground increases the likelihood of the injuries being severe and requiring extensive medical treatment. Victims of bicycle collisions may be forced to endure years of physical therapy and rehabilitation before being well enough to return to work. Some of them have injuries that are so severe as to cause permanent disability preventing them from ever returning to work.
An experienced and knowledgeable Durham bicycle accident attorney pursuing a claim for damages against the party whose negligent conduct caused you to be injured may offer financial relief, including compensation for the following:
When a collision causes a death, North Carolina law allows our Durham bicycle accident attorney to bring a wrongful death claim against the party who was at fault. Damages recoverable on behalf of the surviving members of the family of the victim include:
Contacting a Durham bicycle accident law firm immediately after a crash allows your attorney to begin an investigation and analysis of the facts surrounding it. Collisions involving bicycles usually happen because of negligence on the part of another party.
Negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise the degree of care the law expects of a reasonably prudent person under similar circumstances, and the failure results in harm being caused to another person. Common forms of negligent behavior that may cause a bicycle accident include:
Bicycle riders may also be at fault in causing a collision with another bicycle or with a motor vehicle by not paying attention, failing to stay in designated bike lanes, or engaging in other unsafe or risky behaviors.
We undertake a careful review of the evidence to identify the cause of the accident and the party or parties who may be at fault. Our goal is to gather evidence of negligent conduct to build a strong case against anyone responsible for causing you to suffer injuries.
If you suffer injuries as a result of a bicycle crash, the first call you make should be to a Durham bicycle accident attorney at the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC. You will find a compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury attorney willing to offer trusted legal advice and outstanding representation to obtain for you the monetary compensation needed to let you recover from the physical, emotional and financial harm caused by the negligence of another party. Call us today at 833-680-0177 for a free consultation and case review. You may also contact us by filling out the convenient form at our website.