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Home to Jewell Park Mountain Bike Trail, Bellevue offers stunning scenery and picturesque locations for bike riders. The 5.5km track follows twists and turns on the hills and is very rewarding. Also located in Bellevue is Swanson Park, providing a more relaxed track loop, great for kids or a leisurely ride on the weekend.
While cycling provides many benefits, helping people destress and have a great workout, there is the danger of an accident. Bicycle accidents can result in serious injury, so it is always best to take sensible precautions when riding. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, the team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. has the expertise and knowledge to pursue a personal injury claim. Don’t hesitate to get in touch at (402) 505-8234 so that we can help fight for your recovery.
Who Is Responsible for Your Bike Accident?
There are many reasons that bicycle accidents happen, and because they are inherently dangerous, cyclists need to be cautious on the roads. If you do find yourself injured in an accident, one of these parties may be responsible:
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Drivers turning at an intersection
- Pedestrians crossing
- Drivers and passengers opening car doors
- Drivers violating traffic codes or rules
- Inexperienced drivers
The most common accidents occur between a motor vehicle driver (car or truck) and a cyclist, but road and weather conditions can also play a role in an accident.
Injuries That Can Result From Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents can result in serious injury due to a lack of protection for cyclists. Bicycles are completely exposed, and when contact with a vehicle does occur, it is likely that the cyclist will be thrown from their bike. For this reason, cyclists should always wear helmets and covered clothing to minimize injury. Possible injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Internal injuries - organ damage, internal bleeding etc.
- Brain damage
- Road rash, cuts, bruises, scraps
- Loss of limbs
What To Do After an Accident
- Seek medical attention
- Listen and follow medical advice
- Document the accident
- Gather information from those involved and witnesses
- Seek advice from a lawyer
How Will a Firm Help Your Case?
A firm will assess the case based on negligence. If the party who caused the accident acted negligently, they would be liable. Within this assessment, a firm will also determine if you were partially liable for the accident and whether other factors influenced it. Depending on whether the other party is solely liable or not will impact the amount of compensation available to you.
After a firm has determined liability, it will also assess the losses that you have incurred due to the accident. These include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Emotional damages
These losses will determine the amount of compensation that you may be able to recover.
How a Lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Can Help You
A lawyer is the best person to investigate and build a claim against a party as they know the elements that amount to negligence and how to apply them on a case-by-case basis. A lawyer also has extensive knowledge of how to file a claim and negotiate a claim. These skills are essential for being able to maximize your possible compensation.
The Bellevue injury attorneys at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. will provide you with excellent service and a stress-free environment. Call us today at (402) 505-8234 for our help and your best shot at maximum compensation.
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