Nov 19

What You Should Know about Bicycle Accident Lawsuits

Bicycle Accident Lawsuits - Scranton, PA

Posted on November 19, 2015 — by Tom Foley III

A bike lying on the ground in front of a car in the aftermath of a bicycle accidentAt Foley Law Firm, we handle the full range of cases involving accidents that occur on our nation’s roadways, from large commercial trucking accidents to pedestrian accidents. Among the most common and devastating type of accident that occurs each year in the United States is the bicycle accident. In 2013 alone, approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in accidents, while 743 were killed. If you or a member of your family was injured in such an accident, or if you lost a family member in a bicycle accident, the attorneys of Foley Law Firm can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

When it comes to handling bicycle accident lawsuits, our Scranton, PA personal injury attorneys have the resources, skills, experience, and knowledge to win. We have a history of success in obtaining damages on behalf of bicyclists who have been struck by cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles through no fault of their own.

As a bicyclist, you have rights, and we can help to ensure that those rights are properly protected. We encourage you to contact Foley Law Firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your bicycle accident case.

Presenting the Strongest Possible Bicycle Accident Case

At Foley Law Firm, our attorneys use all of the resources at our disposal to present the strongest cases possible on behalf of our clients. Our expertise in investigating and reconstructing accidents is well known. Ultimately, we are able to collect and present compelling evidence that shows that:

  • The operator of the motor vehicle that struck the bicycle owed the rider of the bicycle a duty of care;
  • The operator of the motor vehicle breached that duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person would under the exact same circumstances;
  • Because of this breach, an accident occurred, causing the bicyclist to suffer injuries that otherwise would have been prevented;
  • As a result of these injuries, the bicyclist sustained losses and expenses for which the operator of the motor vehicle should be held financially liable.

Our personal injury attorneys are often able to reach a fair and favorable settlement before a case goes to trial. However, we will always take a case before a jury if we feel that it is in the best interests of our injured client. We will never accept a settlement simply for the sake of avoiding a trial.

While there is no way of knowing what damages you will be able to recover without first reviewing your case, typical damages awarded in a successful bicycle accident case include compensation for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
  • Loss of future wages, benefits, consortium, and support (in wrongful death cases)

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Bicycle Accident Case Today

If you or someone you love has been harmed in a bicycle accident, our personal injury lawyers can help. Please contact Foley Law Firm for an evaluation of your case today.

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