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In the world of cycling, accidents can disrupt the tranquility and change lives in an instant. Bicycle accidents, often caused by negligent drivers or hazardous road conditions, can result in severe injuries and emotional distress for riders.

At Fielding Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you navigate the complexities of bicycle accident claims, protect your rights, and secure the compensation you deserve. We will discuss the essential steps to take after a bicycle accident, common types of bicycle accidents, and why having a personal injury attorney by your side is crucial in your pursuit of justice. Your safety, recovery, and well-being are our top priorities, and we’re here to guide you through this challenging journey.

Why Choose Fielding Law for Your Bicycle Accident Case

When it comes to bicycle accidents, the aftermath can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. The need for experienced legal representation becomes paramount to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. At Fielding Law, we understand the unique challenges faced by bicycle accident victims. Here’s why you should choose us as your trusted legal advocates:

Expertise in Bicycle Accident Cases: Fielding Law specializes in handling bicycle accident cases. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the complexities involved, from determining liability to securing fair compensation.

Thorough Investigation: We leave no stone unturned when it comes to gathering evidence for your case. Our team conducts comprehensive investigations, consults with experts, interviews witnesses, and reconstructs accident scenes to build a compelling case.

Skilled Negotiators: Dealing with insurance companies can be daunting. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will fiercely advocate for your rights. We aim to secure a settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Personalized Legal Strategies: Every bicycle accident case is unique. Fielding Law tailors legal strategies to your specific circumstances, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.

Peace of Mind: With Fielding Law on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities. We are your dedicated advocates, guiding you through every step of the process.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can take various forms, each with its own set of challenges. Understanding the common types of bicycle accidents and how liability is determined can provide valuable insights. Whether you’ve experienced a:

Car vs. Bicycle Accident: When a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle, determining liability may involve examining factors such as traffic laws, road conditions, and driver negligence.

Bicycle vs. Bicycle Accidents: These situations involve collisions between two cyclists. Determining liability may depend on factors like cycling laws, shared paths, and adherence to traffic rules.

Dooring Accidents: These occur when a parked vehicle’s occupant opens a door into the path of an oncoming cyclist. Liability often rests with the vehicle’s occupant for failing to check for approaching cyclists.

Intersection Collisions: Bicycle accidents at intersections may involve multiple parties, including drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Determining liability requires a thorough analysis of traffic signals, right-of-way, and compliance with traffic laws.

Hit-and-Run Incidents: When a driver flees the scene after hitting a cyclist, identifying the responsible party can be challenging. In such cases, uninsured motorist coverage and legal action against unidentified drivers may come into play.

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What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, it’s crucial to take specific actions to safeguard your rights and bolster the potential for your claim. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Prioritize Your Well-Being: Your health comes first. Even seemingly minor injuries should prompt an immediate medical evaluation. Delaying medical care can compromise both your health and your claim.
  1. Document the Incident: Capture the scene’s details, your injuries, and any vehicle damage through photographs and videos. Don’t forget to include date and time stamps on your visual evidence.
  1. Gather Vital Information: Exchange information with all parties involved, including their names, contact details, driver’s license, license plates, and insurance information. Obtain witness contact information and statements.
  1. Contact the Authorities: Report the accident to the police to ensure an official accident report is generated.
  1. Secure Witness Details: If there were witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information, including full names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  1. Preserve Evidence: Retain any personal items or clothing that sustained damage during the accident as potential evidence.
  1. Exercise Caution with Statements: Refrain from providing statements to insurance adjusters or signing any documents until you’ve consulted with an attorney. Your statements can be used against you by insurance companies.
  1. Seek Legal Guidance: For a free, confidential, and no-obligation legal consultation, call 833.88.SHARK. It’s essential to consult with experienced attorneys at Fielding Law before engaging with insurance companies or making formal statements. Your rights and interests deserve expert protection.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

Hiring a personal injury attorney is crucial after a bicycle accident for several reasons:

Legal Expertise: Bicycle accident cases involve intricate legal matters. Experienced attorneys understand the complexities and can navigate the legal system effectively.

Investigation: Attorneys have the resources and knowledge to conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and build a compelling case.

Negotiation Skills: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Attorneys are skilled negotiators who can advocate for your rights and secure fair compensation.

Legal Strategy: Attorneys develop personalized legal strategies tailored to your unique circumstances, maximizing your chances of success.

Peace of Mind: With an attorney by your side, you can focus on recovery while legal professionals handle the complexities of your case.

Fielding Law: Your Trusted Partner in Bicycle Accident Cases

Fielding Law is committed to helping you achieve justice and securing the rightful compensation you deserve after a bicycle accident. Our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and prioritize your recovery.

Don’t wait; take action now. Contact Fielding Law at 833.88.SHARK for a free and confidential consultation. Your path to justice and healing begins right here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Accidents

What should I do immediately after a bicycle accident?
After a bicycle accident, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention if needed. Document the scene, exchange information with involved parties, and report the incident to the police. Preserve any evidence, including photos and witness contacts.
How can I prove liability in a bicycle accident case?
Establish liability by gathering evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, and photos of the scene. Obtain medical records documenting injuries. Consult with a personal injury attorney who can help assess the circumstances and guide you through the legal process.
How long do I have to file a bicycle accident lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a bicycle accident lawsuit varies by jurisdiction. It's crucial to act promptly, as delays can impact your ability to seek compensation. Consult with a personal injury attorney to understand the specific time limits applicable to your case.
Can I recover compensation for my injuries in a hit-and-run bicycle accident?
In hit-and-run cases, compensation may still be possible. Report the incident to the police immediately and gather any available information about the fleeing vehicle. Uninsured motorist coverage or crime victim compensation programs may provide avenues for recovering damages. Consult with an attorney for guidance tailored to your situation.

Took care of us after our accident. Went above and beyond to check in and make sure we were ok. Great personal touch and service.

Colby

I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Fielding in the past, and I cannot recommend him and his team enough. They're true professionals from intake to close outs, and will make sure a difficult process goes as smoothly as possible. All-around great guy and one heck of an attorney.

Mia

As a fellow Arizona attorney, my interactions with Fielding Law was top notch. Both attorneys and support staff were friendly and helpful. Plus, their office in Tempe is brand new and very cool.

Allan

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina