Riding a bicycle instead of driving is an appealing way to navigate Fall River and the surrounding areas for many reasons. Riding a bicycle instead of driving offers major health benefits. It also has a less detrimental impact on the environment.
That said, bicyclists must exercise caution on the road. Driving or riding in an enclosed vehicle like a car, truck, or van involves being protected from harm during a collision by such safety features as airbags, seatbelts, and the metal frame of the vehicle itself.
Bicycles don’t offer these safety features. Thus, if you’ve been harmed in a bike accident, there is a good chance you have sustained major injuries requiring costly medical treatment.
Do you suspect your accident occurred because another party was negligent? Contact a Fall River bicycle accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. if so. One of our personal injury attorneys will review your case and inform you of your legal options.
Negligent parties can cause bicycle accidents in various ways. Often, such accidents result from a motorist’s carelessness. Drivers negligently cause Fall River bicycle accidents by:
Bicycle accidents can also occur when a bicycle’s designer or manufacturer is careless. You might have been injured in an accident because your bike’s designers or manufacturers overlooked a defect.
Or, maybe your accident occurred because road conditions were hazardous. Depending on the circumstances, the local government agency responsible for addressing hazardous road conditions might be held liable if they failed to do so in a timely manner.
Regardless of whose negligence caused your accident, seeking compensation for your losses will usually involve filing a claim to recover compensation from the negligent party’s insurance.
Be aware, those insurance companies are businesses. An insurer will not simply hand over the compensation you deserve. It’s more likely an insurer will attempt to deny your claim or convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth. Guard against this by hiring a qualified Fall River bicycle accident attorney to represent you.
The injuries you may have sustained in a Fall River bicycle accident likely require costly medical treatment. They might also prevent you from working and earning a wage. Depending on their severity, they may even leave you in need of lifelong care.
You can seek compensation for these losses. Sometimes, you can even recover compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, our Fall River bicycle accident lawyers are committed to ensuring victims of negligence get the strong and detail-oriented representation they deserve. We are prepared to fight for appropriate compensation on your behalf. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 617-917-3917 for a free consultation.