Getting You the Compensation You Need
Bicycles are a great form of transportation. Riding is economical and good exercise. Although bicycles are smaller than other vehicles on the road, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Nevertheless, many motorists do not treat bicycles as equal vehicles, when they pay attention to them at all.
Aggression and inattention from motorists creates a dangerous situation for cyclists. On a bicycle, you could quickly find yourself injured by the negligence of a motorist. To help you recover from your injuries and pay for your medical expenses, you need to have a skilled and trusted bicycle accident injury lawyer on your side.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are often caused by inattentive or aggressive motorists, such as those who:
- Do not check their blind spots for bicyclists before changing lanes.
- Open the door of a parked car or truck into the path of a cyclist.
- Sideswipe a bicycle while sharing a lane.
- Fail to leave enough space between their vehicle and a bicycle when passing.
- Pass too fast or otherwise drive aggressively around bicycles.
- Turn into the path of an oncoming bicycle.
- Rear end a bicycle.
Many of these common accidents result from the negligence of a motorist. The actions that hurt you aren’t usually intentional, but nevertheless, the driver acts in a way that puts you in great danger of severe injury that can alter your life forever.
Dealing with the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be frustrating, stressful, and expensive. Let us take the stress off your shoulders and handle the legal work while you focus on getting better. A Milwaukee personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the process.
Bike Accident Injuries
Injuries from a bicycle accident vary from mild to severe. When a bicycle accident involves a collision with a motor vehicle, however, the injuries are generally on the more severe end of the spectrum. Bicyclists don’t have any physical protection in an impact with a car or truck. Their bodies take the brunt of the impact and, as a result, sustain significant injury.
Common injuries in cycling accidents involving motor vehicles include:
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
- Severe orthopedic and soft tissue injuries
- Disfiguring abrasions and lacerations
All of these injuries can be life-altering for you and your loved ones. They can lead to extended time out of work or school, and high medical costs.You should not have to suffer financial injuries in addition to your physical ones. After all, you played no role in causing the accident, so you should not be saddled with the burden of paying to recover from it.
For years, clients have trusted Groth Law to help them recover financial compensation for Milwaukee-area cycling accidents. We encourage you to read what our clients say about us.
When you’re injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve a compassionate but aggressive personal injury lawyer. We help our clients get better and we want to help you, too.
Milwaukee Bicycle Accident Injuries Reported Data
Source: University of Wisconsin
Don’t Take a Settlement Offer Without Talking to Our Bike Accident Lawyers
After your bicycle accident, it’s common for our clients to feel like they need quick cash. They’re often tempted to take the first settlement offer that comes along from an insurance company. As much as our clients need financial help, that’s usually a mistake. The insurance companies know people suffering with unexpected injuries need financial support, so they try to limit their financial responsibility by making quick, lowball settlement officers. And, while those offers might cover some past expenses, they rarely are enough to provide the financial support you need in the future.
Any insurance settlement will also come with a requirement that you agree to give up all future claims against the insurance company and its policy-holder in the future. So, if the settlement turns out not to pay you enough to cover your costs, you’re out of luck.
Don’t accept any settlement offer until you speak with a seasoned Milwaukee personal injury lawyer. We’ve seen too many people placed in extreme financial hardship because they were taken advantage of by an insurance company. Don’t let this happen to you. Working with Groth Law gives you the peace of mind you need that your costs will be covered.
Damages After Your Bicycle Accident
The best way for you to get better is to not have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills. We will fight to get you compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Home accommodations
- Loss of companionship
You may be out of work for a long time or even permanently. Because of this, you need to receive compensation to cover your medical bills and any costs to improve your home to accommodate your new needs. At Groth Law, we develop an accurate calculation of our clients’ financial needs. Many people underestimate their future needs and end up having to pay bills out of pocket. We won’t let that happen.
After calculating the full value of your claim, we will negotiate with the insurance company to try and get you every penny you deserve. If we can’t achieve a fair amount, then we’ll also be ready to take your case to court if that’s what it takes.
Contact Groth Law Today
When you’re injured by a negligent driver while riding your bike, your only concern should be getting better. The complexities and stress associated with the legal process, filing claims, and dealing with insurance companies should be left to us. We’ll gladly take that stress off your shoulders so you can focus on what matters—getting better.
When you work with us, we meet with you to get a complete understanding of your life and the circumstances surrounding your bicycle accident and injuries. Whether we can settle your case or if it needs to go to trial, we are prepared to represent you and help you get a fair outcome to your situation.