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Careless drivers and other dangers on Kansas roads are a serious threat to bicyclists. During a recent 10-year period, nearly 3,500 cyclists were involved in accidents that resulted in over 3,100 reported injuries and more than 50 deaths, according to statistics from the Kansas Department of Transportation. This data highlights, perhaps unsurprisingly, that cyclists are highly likely to be injured in crashes. A wide variety of driver behaviors can result in bicycle accidents, including distracted driving, right-of-way violations, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hazardous road conditions can also cause injury accidents. In some scenarios, a bicyclist’s misunderstanding of right-of-way law or safety precautions can be the issue. However, it is frequently motor vehicle drivers who face liability for causing accidents and inflicting serious injuries.
If you are a bicyclist who has been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of a driver or other party, one of our Topeka bicycle accident lawyers from Palmer Law Group may be able to help you get compensation. Once we review the facts of your case, we can counsel you about your legal options. Arrange a free consultation with our personal injury law firm by calling (785) 233-1836.
Motor vehicle drivers have a responsibility to share the road with cyclists. If you were injured because a driver failed to do so, an experienced bicycle accident attorney from our firm will work to protect your rights and interests. Why should you choose us if you are considering making a claim against a negligent driver or an agency tasked with maintaining roads? Here are some of the things that set Palmer Law Group apart:
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When you’ve been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, successfully navigating the situation can feel like an overwhelming task. Dealing with insurance companies while trying to rest and recuperate is often challenging and stressful. A bicycle accident attorney from our firm can help you by taking the work of negotiating with insurers off of your shoulders. We will focus on ensuring that you receive the fair treatment and justice you are rightfully owed. Whether a vehicle’s driver hit you due to negligence, impairment, or another safety-related issue, you deserve to receive proper compensation to cover medical costs, property damage, and other expenses.
Your bike accident lawyer from the Palmer Law Group will help you work through the aftermath of your accident, making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to your legal case. We’re well versed in the complexities of Kansas traffic laws and right-of-way regulations. We will investigate the evidence, build your case, advise you of damages to pursue, and guide you throughout the entire claims process.
We will handle all negotiations with the insurance company to try and get you maximum compensation. While we are able to settle most cases that we take on outside of the courtroom, if the insurer does not present a fair offer, we will advise you about possible next steps for your situation and goals.
Damages claimed in bicycle accident cases may include payment for current and future medical expenses, lost income, assistance with household tasks and personal care, and pain and suffering. Victims of bike accidents often face considerable mental trauma. They may experience emotional distress and lose enjoyment in life due to scarring and disfigurement, the physical inability to ride if the accident left them disabled, or even the fear of getting back on a bike.
You may be able to claim these damages and others depending on the details and extent of your accident and injuries. Your bicycle accident attorney will assess your specific damages and other factors of your accident to determine compensation to ask for in your claim. We provide a free consultation where you can learn about possible damages and compensation in your case.
Here are common questions about bicycle accidents. These answers are general—for specific advice in your case, speak directly to one of our Topeka bicycle accident attorneys.
What types of injuries are sustained in bike crashes?
Injuries sustained in bike crashes are often severe or catastrophic and require extensive and expensive medical treatment. Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal damage, back injuries, broken bones, organ damage, internal bleeding, road rash, and bruises and lacerations are types of injuries possible in bike accidents.
What should I do after a bike accident?
If you do not receive emergency care, go to your doctor to be checked out after your accident. In addition to getting treatment for possible injuries, you will also need your doctor’s report as evidence in your claim. Inform your attorney about other evidence that may be available, such as eyewitness statements, police reports, and photographs or video.
Who can be held responsible for my injuries?
The driver who caused your accident can be held responsible for your injuries. If your injuries were due to roadway hazards, the agency tasked with maintaining safe roads may be liable. If you crashed because your brakes or another part on your bike failed, the parts or bike manufacturer may be at fault.
What should I do if an insurance company makes me a quick settlement offer?
If an insurance company makes you a quick settlement offer, think twice before accepting it. This quick offer may be an attempt to get you to settle for much less than you deserve. Consider speaking with our bicycle accident lawyer to get a fair and honest assessment of what your claim is worth.
You can contact a Topeka bicycle accident lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Whether you’re already planning to take legal action or are unsure whether you have a case, the Palmer Law Group is ready to help you learn what your options are and go forward with confidence. We believe that every person deserves to be safe on Kansas roads. By fighting for justice for you, our goal is to pursue your legal rights while also working toward safer roads for cyclists and every type of road user across the state. To schedule a time to speak with one of our Topeka, KS, bicycle accident lawyers, give us a call at (785) 233-1836 and arrange a free and confidential consultation. We are strong and experienced legal advocates for injured cyclists.
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