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Bicycle Accident Lawyer


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Richmond Bicycle Accident Lawyer

You might be entitled to damages if you have been injured in a bicycle accident. The attorneys with Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci are committed to helping victims recover damages for bicycle accidents that occur anywhere in Virginia. We offer free consultations and work on contingency fees meaning there is only cost to you if we win your bicycle accident case.

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How Common Are Bicycle Accidents In Virginia?

Bicycle accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in Virginia. The number of bicycle-related injuries has risen over the last few years due to increased cycling rates for commuting and recreational activities such as riding on trails and roadways. 

These accidents commonly occur on the weekends between noon and four in the afternoon and Monday mornings. Most bicycle accidents happen due to motor vehicle drivers running into or turning directly into bicyclists. Most bicycle injuries involving motor vehicles are caused by the failure of motor vehicle drivers to yield the right-of-way.

What Are the Common Causes Of Virginia Bicycle Accidents?

Some of the most common bicycle accident causes in Virginia include: 

  • Failure to yield the right-of-way. 
  • Careless or reckless driving. 
  • Driver fatigue while behind the wheel. 

Our lawyers have a long history of success in helping injured victims get compensation for accidents in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, or anywhere in Virginia. We offer free consultations, so please do not hesitate to call us today if you have been injured in a bicycle accident.

Why Are Bike Accidents Often More Dangerous Than Car Accidents?

Bicycle accidents are often more dangerous than car accidents because bicycle riders do not have the same metal protection around them as motor vehicles. This lack of protection often leads to severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries that are often life-threatening or even fatal. 

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What Should I Do If I Am In a Bicycle Accident?

If you are in a bicycle accident: 

– Remain calm and assess your injuries. Seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not think you need medical treatment. 

– Call 911 if there are any serious injuries or if the other party refuses to exchange information. 

– The cyclist and driver should exchange information such as name, address, phone number, and vehicle registration number.  

– Get the insurance information of the other party. 

– Take pictures of the scene, your bicycle, and your injuries. 

– Do not admit fault or apologize. 

– Contact a Richmond  accident attorney at Cantor Grana Bucker Bucci as soon as possible for legal advice.

What Are My Rights As A Cyclist In Virginia?

Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings. They have the same rights and duties of a pedestrian as other users on sidewalks, shared use paths, and crosswalks; for example, they must come to a complete stop at stop signs.  

But riders have many rights when they’re on the road, including: 

  • Using the entire lane when cycling if bike lanes are not available. 
  • Riding on the shoulder of the road if you wish. 
  • Being treated with respect by motorists and receiving due care from them. 

If you are injured as the result of a bicycle accident due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver or some other party, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

Our bicycle accident lawyers will work to help you recover damages for accidents anywhere in Virginia. 

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How Can I Help Win My Case?

You can do a few things to help your lawyer win your case: 

  • Ensure you have all necessary information from the other party, including their name, address, phone number, and insurance information. 
  • Take pictures of the scene, your bicycle, and your injuries as soon as possible after the accident. 
  • Do not admit fault or apologize to the other party. Doing this could harm your bicycle accident case and make winning more difficult. 

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci today for a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. Remember, we work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost for our bicycle accident attorney services unless we win.

We handle all types of bicycle accidents, including those that involve cars, trucks, and buses. As a result, we have experience with all types of bicycle accident cases, from the simple to the very complex.  

How Do You Prove Negligence In Bicycle Accidents?

It can be difficult for a bicycle rider to prove negligence. However, if our experienced lawyers believe you have a valid case based on the evidence and facts of your accident, they will work hard for you to help get compensation from those responsible for your injuries. 

Many factors go into determining who is at fault, and it is not always as clear-cut as one might think. A good bicycle injury attorney will review the facts of your case and make a determination based on evidence collected at the scene, witness statements, police reports, and more. 

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What Kind Of Damages Can I Pursue After a Bicycle Accident?

A bicycle accident can cause serious injuries that require medical attention over time, which means lost income from missing work. Bicycle accident victims may also have bicycle, car, or truck insurance that may apply to their case. Your bicycle injury lawyer will work with the automobile insurer to claim damages from the bicycle accident. 

The last thing on your mind might be hiring an attorney to help recover damages for injuries suffered when bicycling. However, if another party was at fault for causing your bicycle injury, and negligence played a role in that accident, you may be able to file a bicycle accident claim against that party. The compensation you may be eligible to receive will depend on factors like medical expenses and who was at fault. 

Acting quickly after a bicycle accident is crucial; call today for your free consultation with one of our lawyers. We will review the facts of your accident and help you understand what kind of compensation you can receive. 

How Do I Protect Myself When an Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, it is crucial to protect yourself from insurance companies that may try to deny your claim. Be sure to keep all documentation related to the bicycle accident, including medical bills, receipts for property damage, and witness statements. 

Do not give up if the insurance company denies your bicycle accident claim. Contact an experienced lawyer who will be able to help you file a lawsuit against the insurance company and get the compensation you deserve. 

How Much Will a Richmond Bicycle Accident Lawyer Cost? 

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, your life may never look the same again. Even if you regain mobility, you may be left with thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and lingering psychological harm. That is why we work on a contingency fee basis. We pay all upfront costs and only receive our fee if we successfully obtain the compensation you deserve. 

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A Long Track Record Of Success Representing Richmond Bicycle Accident Victims

Legal issues can be complicated and intimidating, but our firm is here to help you through your bicycle accident case. Our experienced lawyers know what it takes to win personal injury cases; they are committed to protecting your rights during the claims process and helping you get the best results possible for your bicycle accident claims.  

Our attorneys are experts in Virginia law and have experience helping injured victims of not only bicycle accidents but also truck, car, and motorcycle accidents, and much more. We handle cases not only in Richmond but across Virginia. 

If you’ve been injured, contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci as soon as possible for a free consultation of your case. We will not only review your case, but we will also answer any questions you may have. 

What Our Clients Say:

"During an extremely emotional time you were understanding, caring, professional, and communicated clearly every step of the way."
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