Bicycle Accident FAQ

Assisting Bicycle Accident Victims

  1. Is it possible to sue the driver who caused my bicycle accident?
    • Yes. It is possible to collect damages from a motorist if his or her actions caused your accident. It must be determined that the driver is legally at fault for the accident. At John Bales Attorneys, our experienced bicycle accident lawyers can review the details of your case to help protect your rights to compensation.
  2. How can I prevent a bicycle accident?
    • While motor vehicle traffic can be unpredictable, these tips may increase your reaction time and visibility to traffic:
      • Ride in the same direction as traffic.Motorists entering and leaving the roadway may not anticipate traffic coming from the wrong direction, which can result in a serious accident.
      • Avoid distractions while on your bicycle.Texting, making phone calls, and using headphones are all distracting behaviors that may impact your reaction time.
      • Ride with front and rear lights.Bright front and rear lights increase visibility to traffic in both directions, which can reduce the chance of a serious accident in low light or nighttime conditions.
  3. How much is my case worth?
    • The value of a bicycle accident case may vary depending on:
      • The extent and severity of your injuries,
      • How your injuries have impacted your life since the accident,
      • Future medical treatment expenses and wage loss, and
      • Other factors.

      If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, our legal team is available around the clock—call (800) 225-5564 or fill out our free initial consultation form to get the representation you deserve.

  1. Why should I hire a bicycle accident attorney?
    • After a bicycle accident, insurance adjusters sometimes settle injury claims quickly with the insurance company’s profits in mind. Their settlement offers may not cover all of your accident-related expenses. They also may not account for expenses related to future medical treatment and pain and suffering.Our experienced bicycle accident lawyers will take the time to get to know you and understand the nature of your claim. We have the resources to help get you the resolution you deserve, so you can get your life back.
  2. Is it possible to recover damages if my accident was caused by unsafe pavement or road conditions?
    • Yes. If you had an accident due to uneven pavement, potholes, or other road hazards, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Cases like these involve premises liability law, which holds landowners, governments, and maintenance companies responsible for injuries that occur on a property due to unsafe conditions.The legal team at John Bales Attorneys has the knowledge to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident scene to help determine the parties responsible for your accident.