Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles tend to end poorly for bike riders.
You have little to no protection in these scenarios, and many riders are fortunate to be able to walk away.
Even so, it is likely that you have suffered injuries that require extensive medical treatment, that force you to miss work, and that inflict harsh mental anguish.
If you or a loved one were injured in a crash while riding a bicycle, you are entitled to money damages from any parties who are liable for your injuries.
A Nampa bicycle accident lawyer can help you to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies responsible for their actions.
This includes proving that the responsible driver is at fault for the accident, collecting evidence of the extent of your losses, as well as preserving your rights in and out of court.
Call our firm today to learn about your options and get started on your case.
Seek Medical Help Following A Collision
Car drivers are becoming more aggressive toward bicycles on our roads. Documented cases show drivers admitting they purposely crowded a bicyclist off the shoulder.
These collisions can have devastating consequences for bike riders. Many bike riders have only the minimal protection given by a helmet and any impact that can cause severe injuries.
It is understandable to be confused and frightened after an accident.
A knowledgeable Nampa bike accident attorney can help you understand your rights as an injured bike rider such as the right to share the road, to hold other drivers responsible after an accident, and even to demand compensation after an accident.
Types of Cases Involving Bicycles
Even if your case involved a hit-and-run or uninsured driver, there are often options available to find the money you need for the financial and non-economic harm you have suffered.
Skaug Law injury attorneys represent bicycle accident victims who have been injured in:
- Road shoulder accidents
- Car driver inattention
- DUI driver
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
Common Injuries in a Bike Crash
There are many types of physical injuries that can result from a bicycle accident including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Loss of Limb
- Organ damage
- Head trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
It is beneficial to seek help from medical professionals following an accident to get a full diagnosis of any injuries and to receive treatment.
Our Nampa bicycle injury attorneys can use medical reports, history, documentation, and scans to prove your injuries in court to help you recover compensation.
The Duties of Drivers and Bicyclists
The Idaho Legislature has passed a series of laws that outline the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists. According to Idaho Statute §49-714, bike riders have all the rights and duties that apply to the driver of any other vehicle.
All drivers assume a duty to protect others whenever they operate their vehicles. Therefore, all drivers must operate their cars in a way that does not place a bike rider at an unreasonable risk of harm.
In addition, all bike riders share a responsibility to operate their bikes with all due care.
Any bike rider injured in an incident that involves driver negligence has the right to demand compensation.
An experienced Nampa bicycle accident lawyer can help injured bike riders seek compensation for your injuries.
Recoverable Damages in Nampa Bicycle Accident Cases
The party responsible for your injuries may be required to provide compensation for all medical costs associated with the incident.
Victims are eligible to recover a wide range of damages such as:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Cost of rehabilitation, surgical procedures, and supportive devices
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
The insurance company will try to blame you. Unfortunately, insurance defense lawyers will do everything they can to blame the bicyclist for the accident.
They use a variety of tactics to avoid paying a claim. It is very important to receive guidance from a trusted and experienced personal injury attorney before talking with a claims adjuster.
A Nampa bicycle accident lawyer can fight in court to help you recover compensation to make up for any loss of quality of life.