Fredericksburg is a gorgeous town to ride around. Whether you are out on your bike to see historic sites such as the Kenmore Plantation, or you are just headed downtown to visit a cafe, you can find many things to see and do while on a bike. Unfortunately, too often, these beautiful bike rides turn into tragedy.
Bicycles are considered to be “vehicles” according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. As such, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. However, not all motorists respect the rights of cyclists and safely share our city streets and rural roads with them. For instance, they may fail to watch for them, or they may leave them little space to maneuver.
If a negligent driver struck you on your bicycle, you have a right to demand full and fair compensation. Our experienced bicycle accident lawyers at Marks & Harrison are here to help you. We can immediately investigate your crash and work hard to hold the negligent driver accountable for the harm that you have suffered. To discuss your case, contact us today through our Fredericksburg office and receive a free consultation.
Bicyclists are vulnerable and exposed when they are riding. As a result, a cyclist can suffer serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. Sadly, most bicycle accidents are preventable. Most of them would not occur if drivers simply acted in a reasonable manner when they share the road with bicycles. As our Fredericksburg attorneys have observed, many bike crashes result from:
If a bicycle accident happens for any of these reasons, the injured cyclist may be eligible to claim compensation for the serious injuries which he or she has suffered.
Cyclists rarely suffer “minor” injuries in crashes. Bikers not only lack protection in an accident, but they also sit higher up and can easily get thrown from their bike when they are hit by a car. For this reason, severe injuries can result from bicycle accidents, including:
These injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. They can also be expensive to treat because they require surgery, medication and extensive rehabilitation. They can also prevent victims from being able to return to work for a prolonged period of time or enjoy the same activities as they did before the accident occurred – particularly cycling.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that you believe was the fault of a driver or some other party, you need the help of an experienced Fredericksburg bicycle accident attorney. At Marks & Harrison, we will launch an immediate, thorough investigation of your case to determine why your accident occurred and who should be held responsible for it. We will carefully calculate your damages. More importantly, we will pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you through negotiations with the insurance company or, if necessary, presenting your case at trial.
For more than 100 years, our attorneys have protected the rights of injury victims and their families, including victims of bicycle accidents. We can put our experience and resources to work for you right away. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation about your case through our conveniently located Fredericksburg office.