Are You Entitled to Compensation for Your Bicycle Accident? Find Out from a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident in Ohio, it is important that you speak with a Columbus personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries—and you may need to recover this compensation in order to manage the costs of your injuries in the future.
This includes not only your financial costs, but your non-financial costs as well. Serious injuries can impact all aspects of your life, from causing you pain and suffering on a daily basis to possibly preventing you from riding your bike ever again. These are all losses accident victims can recover under Ohio law, and they are all losses you should recover if you have a personal injury claim.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim for Your Bicycle Accident?
How do you know if you have a personal injury claim for your bicycle accident? Similar to other types of accidents, the first step toward determining your rights is conducting an investigation. When you hire a Columbus personal injury lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will investigate all potential causes of the accident, including:
- Driver negligence (i.e., distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding or tailgating)
- Issues with the road (i.e., a pothole, low shoulder, visual obstruction or poorly timed traffic signal)
- Issues with your bike or helmet (i.e., frame defects, wheel defects, brake defects or an unsafe helmet design)
- Issues with the driver’s vehicle (i.e., defective components or inadequate maintenance)
Determining the cause (or causes) of your injuries will allow your lawyer to determine which claim (or claims) your lawyer needs to file, and then your lawyer will be able to use the available evidence to seek the full financial compensation you deserve. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to fully recover your losses with a single claim, or your lawyer may need to file multiple claims in order to recover full compensation.
What Should You Do if You Have a Bicycle Accident Claim?
Regardless of the steps your lawyer needs to take to assert your legal rights, there are some steps that you will want to take as soon as possible. Most importantly, you should see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment (if you haven’t already), and then you should carefully follow your doctor’s advice. You should also write down everything you can remember about your bicycle accident; and, once you’ve written down as many details as possible, you should schedule an appointment to discuss your case with a Columbus personal injury lawyer.
Schedule a Free Bicycle Accident Consultation with a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer
Are you entitled to financial compensation for your bicycle accident in Ohio? Contact us to find out. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Columbus personal injury lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm, please call 888-444-7440 or tell us how we can reach you online today.