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Biking in Fremont

Just south of Fremont lies the stunning Calvin Crest Mountain Bike Trail. The trail heads towards the bluff and has gorgeous views along the way. At 6.1km it is a long trail, but for those that prefer a shorter ride, Hormel Park Path and Johnson Lake Trail are the places to be.

Many locals enjoy riding around the trails, but the downside to riding is that you may find yourself injured in an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured and you wish to pursue a personal injury claim, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 and let our team handle your case so that you can get back to riding.

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Who Is Responsible?

Negligent drivers are the primary cause of bicycle accidents. For a driver to be negligent they may have:

  • Driven while intoxicated
  • Exceeded the speed limit
  • Ignored traffic rules
  • Failed to check mirrors
  • Failed to indicate
  • Driven aggressively
  • Driven while texting
  • Failed to maintain vehicle properly

If any of these reasons are the cause of an accident then the driver of the vehicle will be responsible. There are a few scenarios though where a driver of a vehicle may not be responsible for the accident. These include:

  • Pedestrians crossing without looking
  • Passengers in the vehicle opening car doors
  • Cyclists failing to follow traffic codes
  • Bad road or whether conditions

It is also possible for you to be jointly liable for the accident. Where you also violated traffic rules or were negligent, you will be jointly liable. However, the split in liability may not be 50/50 and you may only be slightly liable. In such cases it is still worth pursuing action as you may be able to get part compensation.

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Types of Common Injuries

Less serious:

  • Road rash
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Fractured bones

More serious:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Joint damage

Most serious:

  • Visual impairment
  • Impaired hearing
  • Paralysis
  • Death

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What You Should Do After a Bike Accident

If involved in an accident, it is important to see a medical professional so that they can diagnose your injuries. For injuries to heal properly you may have to attend multiple medical visits, have surgery, participate in physical therapy, and take medication. It is important that you follow the instructions of the medical professionals as this will impact your ability to be compensated.

It's also a good idea to take photos or talk to witnesses and the parties involved. By doing this you might be able to identify why the accident occurred.

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What Will a Firm Do?

The first thing a firm will do is investigate the accident. Lawyers will gather evidence, witness statements, and information from the police. By investigating, lawyers are able to determine the cause of the accident as well as who is liable. Once the liable party is identified, a lawyer will be able to negotiate with their insurance company. If the party is not insured, the lawyer will instead negotiate with the individual responsible.

In order to get the maximum compensation, a firm will gather records and documents to prove the loss that the accident caused you. The information required will include medical reports, medical bills, and employment records. This information is vital in assessing the amount of compensation a person receives.

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Why Hire a Lawyer?

A Fremont personal injury attorney can help you recover financial compensation for your losses. The dedicated team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C., specializes in personal injury cases, and has the expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. Recovering from an accident is potentially a long and stressful process, so let us take care of it for you. Call us today at (402) 505-8234 so that we can advocate for you.

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