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Riding your bicycle around your neighborhood or commuting to and from work shouldn’t be dangerous, but unfortunately, bicyclists are at a high risk of being involved in an auto accident with a negligent motorist, especially if they ride their bike at night or early in the morning. In many cases, a bicycle accident occurs due to driver negligence, whether the motorist is texting while driving, driving aggressively, or is speeding. Even if cyclists follow the law and ride in the bicycle lane, use proper bicycle lighting, and always wear a helmet, they may still find themselves the victims of an auto accident that wasn’t their fault. If you were struck by a motorist while riding your bike, a bicycle accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys, a Sachs Law Company, can help you file an insurance claim and pursue compensation for accident-related damages, medical bills, and more.
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    Why You Need a Bicycle accident attorney

    Bicycle Accident Lawyer

    Being hit by a motorist while riding a bike can be a life-altering event. This type of accident can lead to severe injuries, emotional trauma, and significant financial burdens.

    In these situations, hiring a bicycle accident attorney is crucial to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. At MVP Accident Attorneys, our legal team can help bicycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries by:

    Using their expertise in personal injury law. A bicycle accident attorney specializes in personal injury law, particularly cases involving bicycle accidents. At MVP Accident Attorneys, our bike accident lawyers possess in-depth knowledge of the legal framework, relevant statutes, and case precedents that pertain to such incidents. This expertise enables them to navigate the complexities of the legal system on your behalf and advocate for your rights.

    Determining liability and fault

    Establishing liability and fault in a bicycle accident involving a motorist is often challenging, especially if you don’t have any experience with tort law. Insurance companies may attempt to shift blame or downplay the motorist's responsibility to minimize payout, claiming the accident was due to:

    • Faulty bike brakes
    • Lack of bike lighting
    • Failure to ride in the bike lane

    Or they may imply that the injuries sustained in the accident were severe due to lack of proper equipment, such as failure to wear a bicycle helmet and other protective gear.

    A skilled attorney on our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, gather evidence, and consult with accident reconstruction experts if necessary. By examining factors such as traffic laws, witness testimonies, road conditions, and any available video footage, they can build a strong case that demonstrates the motorist's liability and fault.

    Maximizing compensation

    One of the primary objectives of a bicycle accident attorney is to secure maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. They will evaluate the full extent of your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and future medical needs. By thoroughly assessing the impact of the bicycle accident on your life, they can accurately determine the appropriate compensation you are entitled to. Attorneys also have experience negotiating with insurance companies, ensuring that you are not taken advantage of during the settlement process.

    Dealing with Insurance companies

    Engaging with insurance companies can be overwhelming and intimidating, particularly when you are recovering from injuries and emotional distress. Insurance adjusters may attempt to settle your claim quickly and for a lower amount than you deserve. Having a bicycle accident attorney by your side will level the playing field. They will handle all communications with the insurance company, protecting you from tactics that may undermine your claim. Your attorney will fight for your best interests, ensuring that your rights are upheld throughout the negotiation process.

    Litigation and legal representation

    While many bicycle accident cases are resolved through settlement negotiations, some may require litigation. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to court. They will guide you through the litigation process, present a compelling argument before a judge and jury, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Having an experienced accident lawyer on your side provides peace of mind, knowing that your interests are being represented vigorously in the courtroom.


    How Do Injuries Influence Settlement Values in Claims?

    When it comes to bicycle accident claims, the severity and extent of injuries play a crucial role in determining the settlement value. Injuries sustained in a bicycle accident can range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe and life-altering conditions. Understanding how injuries influence settlement values is essential for both injured individuals and their bicycle accident attorneys.

    The following factors can help an attorney accurately value a claim:

    The Extent of Medical Cares

    The nature and extent of medical treatment required for the injuries sustained in a bicycle accident significantly influence settlement values.
    This includes:

    • Emergency room visits
    • Hospital stays
    • Surgeries
    • Diagnostic tests
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Rehabilitation
    • Medication
    • Modifications made to the home and vehicle due to severe injuries or permanent disability
    • Ongoing medical care

    The cost of medical treatment and the duration of care are key considerations in assessing the overall value of the claim. Severe injuries that necessitate extensive medical intervention and long-term care generally result in higher settlement values.

    Long-term Impacts

    Injuries resulting from a bicycle accident can have long-term or even permanent consequences.

    These may include:

    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Multiple fractures
    • Internal organ damage
    • Crush injuries/loss of limb
    • Severe soft tissue injuries

    After suffering a life-altering injury, settlement value takes into account the long-term effects on the injured person's quality of life, ability to work, and overall well-being. Factors such as chronic pain, disability, loss of mobility, and the need for ongoing medical support are considered when calculating the compensation amount.

    Impact On Daily living activities

    The injuries sustained in a bicycle accident may significantly impact an individual's daily life and functionality. This includes the ability to perform daily activities, work, engage in hobbies, and maintain relationships. When assessing settlement values, the extent to which the injuries have affected the injured person's life and overall functionality is considered.

    Pain and suffering

    Pain and suffering refer to the physical and emotional distress experienced by the injured person as a result of the bike accident and subsequent injuries. While pain and suffering are subjective, they are important factors in determining settlement values.

    These factors include:

    • The intensity and duration of pain
    • Emotional trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    The impact on the injured person's overall quality of life is taken into account. In general, more severe injuries that cause significant pain and suffering tend to result in higher settlement values.

    Lost wages and Future Earning Capacity

    If the injuries sustained in a bicycle accident prevent the injured person from working or significantly impacts their earning capacity, the settlement value will reflect these financial losses. The settlement will consider the wages lost during the recovery period, as well as any potential future earning capacity that may be affected by long-term disabilities or limitations caused by the injuries. Expert testimony and economic evaluations may be utilized to determine the financial impact on the injured person's career and earning potential.

    Who is Usually At-Fault if a Bicycle is Involved in an Accident?

    Determining fault in a bicycle accident can depend on various factors. Fault can be attributed to either the cyclist, the driver of the motor vehicle, or both parties involved.

    Common scenarios where the driver of the motor vehicle may be at fault include:

    Failure to yield

    If a driver fails to yield the right of way to a cyclist when required by traffic laws, they may be held responsible for the accident.

    Distracted drivingd

    If a driver is talking on the phone, texting, eating, or engaging in any activity that diverts their attention from the road, and they collide with a cyclist, they can be considered at fault.


    If a driver is exceeding the speed limit and hits a cyclist, their excessive speed can be a contributing factor to the accident, making them liable for the damages.

    Failure to obey traffic laws

    If a driver runs a red light, ignores stop signs, or engages in any other traffic violation resulting in a collision with a cyclist, they can be held accountable.

    Cyclists may be at fault for a bicycle accident if they:

    Fail to follow traffic laws

    Cyclists must obey the same traffic laws as motorists. If a cyclist disregards traffic signals, rides against traffic, or fails to yield the right of way, they may be deemed partially or wholly at fault.

    Ride under the influence

    If a driver is talking on the phone, texting, eating, or engaging in any activity that diverts their attention from the road, and they collide with a cyclist, they can be considered at fault.

    Ride recklessly

    Engaging in reckless behavior such as weaving in and out of traffic, performing stunts, or riding at high speeds in congested areas may contribute to an accident and make the cyclist liable.


    Why is Negotiating With the Insurance company On My Own Unwise?

    When you've been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, it may seem tempting to handle the insurance claim process on your own. However, negotiating with the insurance company without legal representation is not advisable and can significantly hinder your ability to receive fair compensation.

    A skilled bicycle accident attorney knows how to handle aggressive claims adjuster and what evidence is needed to prove liability.

    Insurance companies have teams of adjusters, attorneys, and other professionals who are skilled in handling claims. They are well-versed in insurance laws, policies, and tactics to minimize payouts. Attempting to negotiate with the insurance company without the same level of knowledge and experience puts you at a significant disadvantage. A bicycle accident attorney at MVP Accident Attorneys specializes in personal injury law and has a deep understanding of insurance practices. They will level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected.

    Insurance companies aim to minimize their financial liability and may attempt to settle your claim for far less than what you deserve. They may downplay the extent of your injuries, question liability, or use various strategies to undervalue your claim. A bicycle accident attorney on our legal team has the expertise to accurately evaluate your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. They will fight for your rights and work diligently to maximize your compensation, ensuring that you receive a fair settlement.

    Contact Us Today

    If you were involved in a cycling accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact a bicycle accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys, a Sachs Law Company. We offer free consultations that allow you speak with an experienced attorney and have all of your questions answered.

    We can discuss your case and go over your legal rights and options. If you decide to work with us, we’ll begin investigating your case immediately and help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.


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    Brett Sachs

    Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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