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Bicycle riders can sustain serious harm when they are struck by a car regardless of whether they were wearing a helmet. The victims of such incidents are defenseless against an oncoming car and will sustain harm in two ways. First, they will be injured when hit and, second, they will usually be injured when they impact the ground. Such matters create the need for immediate medical care, future medical care, lost wages, and a possible reduction in the quality of life. It is imperative that the victims of such matters retain an attorney so that they can receive the compensation that they deserve. Our Austin personal injury lawyers have over twenty-five years of combined experience and they aggressively protect the victims of negligence. Call our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Bicycle riders can sustain serious injuries when they are hit by a car. Such injuries may result in paralysis, spinal damage, head trauma, or even wrongful death. If the accident occurred due to the driver’s negligence then the bicyclist may be entitled to compensation for current and future expenses, lost earnings, and more. Proving damages in a personal injury case can be complicated which is why it is highly recommended that victims contact an attorney as soon as possible.
The first step in a bike accident case is to determine the extent to which the victim has been harmed. If the injuries are severe then this may require multiple medical opinions as well as analysis by a vocational expert. Once damages can be reasonably calculated, then a demand for payment will be sent to the driver’s insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached then a negligence case will be filed in court. A key in any such matter is the determination of fault; the driver will likely claim that the rider came into traffic and caused the accident. Hiring counsel with experience in proving fault can be crucial.
Dan Christensen is an Austin personal injury lawyer who has been standing up for the rights of victims for over two decades. A former prosecutor and JAG corps member, Dan has extensive experience in the Courtroom. Once retained, we will immediately contact the insurance company so that they will deal with us directly. We have standing relationships with the types of experts who may be necessary to calculate your damages so that we may make a payment demand to the insurer. Should a settlement not be possible, then we will not hesitate to file a negligence petition on your behalf. If the driver claims you were at fault then, if necessary, we will employ an accident reconstructionist to present an explanation at trial of what happened. Our attorneys will keep you informed each step of the way and ensure that you are prepared for trial. We know you are facing a stressful situation and we will take it seriously.
We understand that many people are not trusting of attorneys. Much of this mistrust comes from the legal profession’s lack of regular contact with clients. Our goal is to change this perception. Our lawyers respond to phone calls and e-mails within twenty-four hours, regularly give their cell phone numbers to clients, and make themselves available to answer questions. Also, our lawyers will explain complex concepts and terms to you in a clear way that you can understand. Our office is founded on the idea that all people are entitled to respect and this is our promise to each and every client.