Fairfax Bicycle Accident Attorney

Fairfax bicycle accident lawyerSuffering from a bicycle accident injury while that incurred because of another person’s gross negligence can be a nightmare like any other, but our Fairfax, Virginia Law Firm is here to help victims stay financially whole in the aftermath. When one plans for the future, one does not dream about lifelong medical bills, physical therapy, pain, suffering, emotional distress, disability claims, lost wages, lost jobs, reduced earning potential, and overall diminished the quality of life. That’s why each personal injury attorney working for our law firm is ready and willing to fight hard in order to ensure you don’t have to.

Common Bicycle Accident Injury Cases

When involved in a bicycling accident, victims will likely find themselves looking at a long list of severe injuries, including lacerations, road rash, shoulder injuries, internal bleeding and organ damage,  neck injury, concussion, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. There are many types of common bike injury cases.

It can be difficult to prove negligence when two bicyclists collide with one another. In such cases, witness statements can become extremely important when the case moves forward to court. More importantly, a person’s insurance may not cover bicycling injuries.

In cases following a collision with a car, it is easier to obtain compensation. That is because bicyclists can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek damages for pain and suffering while simultaneously filing an accident claim with the motorist’s insurance policy.

Another common case arises when a bicyclist gets into an accident because of improperly maintained roads or sidewalks. In these situations, a personal injury lawsuit might be levied toward a city or municipality, but time is more important because local laws try to prevent this. These cases can also be more difficult to prove because in order to receive compensation a claimant must first show that the municipality had knowledge of the pothole or other condition that led to the accident, but delayed maintenance or decided to do nothing.

How Compensation For A Bicycle Accident Injury Is Calculated

A lot goes into accurately assessing the total damages of a personal injury, and then finding the best possible outcome for a client. The outcome of personal injury lawsuits is dependent on a number of factors, including whether or not the case is settled out of court. These are the most important factors to consider when a personal injury attorney is seeking damages for one of our clients:

  • Medical Bills. These include current medical expenses and those likely to be incurred in the future. Sometimes victims of serious injury are looking at lifelong care or ongoing physical therapy, and these cases can provide awards in the millions of dollars.
  • Pain, Suffering, and Emotional Distress. Victims of serious injury can also recover damages for ongoing pain and distress. It is a good idea for victims to keep a journal detailing the journey from accident to recovery. These can be useful in court.
  • Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Potential. Many injuries might result in permanent disability. Damages incurred include both the wages a client lost because of time off from work and all future wages lost because of diminished earning potential. In addition, a client may seek long-term compensation with a disability claim, which can further bolster damages sought due to pain and suffering.
  • Punitive Damages. If the person or business responsible for a client’s personal injury is found grossly negligent in court, then the negligent party might be punished with punitive damages.

Direct expenses incurred after an accident are easy to calculate accurately, and therefore easy for a judge to award in court. More difficult is calculating those expenses a victim will incur in the future, including earning potential, pain, suffering, and emotional distress. These can be difficult to prove. Medical reports, expert testimony, and perfect documentation are key to winning this type of compensation.

How A Fairfax Bicycle Accident Lawyer Fights For You

There are a number of legal strategies a qualified personal injury attorney might employ in order to rigorously defend your right to compensation while always guaranteeing you are part of the decision-making process. We obtain compensation for our clients by:

  • Performing a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to your accident from beginning to end. If the other party’s negligence was unlawful, we will find out.
  • Contacting witnesses in order to gain more information and acquire statements following the accident, and prepare for potential testimony should a case move to trial.
  • Contacting the negligent party’s attorney during the discovery process in order to acquire the information they might not want us to have.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of accident reports and medical bills.
  • Contacting professionals whose expert testimony may be needed in court.
  • Contacting insurance providers for both the client and the negligent party in order to determine all sources of potential compensation.
  • Contacting the negligent party’s attorney with a fair and accurate settlement offer.
  • Filing a direct claim in civil court if negotiations with the negligent party’s attorney break down.

Call A Fairfax Bicycle Accident Attorney Today!

Some cases are stronger than others, and we understand that many people believe a lawsuit can lead to additional unwanted stress. We don’t agree. Our lawyers believe financial stability is key to a person’s emotional and psychological wellbeing, but there’s only one way to find out for sure. Our Fairfax, VA Law Firm has a personal injury attorney ready to provide a free consultation in order to field all your questions. Do you need help building a personal injury case? Contact our offices now!