These are the scenarios that make it important to retain an experienced bicycle accident attorney who will represent your rights for insurance coverage, for driver negligence and for fair compensation. Your bicycle accident lawyer should look on your case as a traffic collision matter regardless of the types of vehicles involved — in other words, you have the same standing as the driver who struck you. Many insurance companies are not willing to compensate bicyclists who are injured in traffic accidents at the same level as automobile occupants. You need legal representation that can brush that attitude aside, in court if necessary.
There are other issues that may require a highly qualified bicycle accident attorney.
- There may be an issue of equipment failure which contributed to the accident — and which may lead to a product liability suit as well as an insurance settlement. A combination of driver error and bicycle failure can develop into a complicated case.
- Approximately one million children injured each year in bicycle accidents. If your child is one of them, you need an attorney who is versed in protecting a minor's rights. It may take aggressive investigation to prove that an accident wasn't your child's fault — an accusation that is almost automatic in most child bicycle accidents.
If you're a bicyclist in need of energetic, thorough legal representation call the Law Offices of Anna R. Yum. Retain an advocate who understands that just like road rights, the legal rights of a bicyclist are equal to those of a motorist.