Silver Spring Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Have you been hurt in an accident while riding a bicycle in Montgomery County?
Under Maryland law, bicycles are considered vehicles and while cyclists are expected to follow the same traffic laws as other motorists; some motorists fail to recognize these laws and drive dangerously around riders.
At Goldberg Finnegan, our Silver Spring bicycle accident lawyers charge no upfront fees and have successfully represented injured cyclists in cases against negligent drivers and insurance agencies.
For your free consultation, call us today at 301-589-2999 or reach us online via our website contact form.
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How Can A Maryland Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?
Bicycle accidents cases are often just as complex as traditional motorcycle accident claims; therefore, it is imperative to find a knowledgeable attorney to represent you following an accident. To help recover compensation for your losses and damages, your lawyer may:
- Collect witness statements
- Contact medical record analysts
- Obtain photos or videos from the scene
- Examine police and accident reports
- Inspect and document damages to the bicycle
- Investigate the driving history of the at-fault party
Why Choose Goldberg Finnegan?
Insurance agencies are known as for-profit businesses, meaning their primary goal is to protect their cash reserves and will attempt to find a way to refute your accident claim.
More so, the defendant will also have a lawyer with experts working to limit your liability and show you were partially to blame for the accident.
Goldberg Finnegan has access to leading experts. Together, we are prepared to gather, analyze and present strong evidence that supports your claim. With a collaboration of resources, our lawyers have developed a history of creating strong cases against careless drives and collecting the maximum compensation for our clients.
Bicycle Collision Lawsuits
In any case, the cyclist and the driver will neither claim responsibility for the collision. Determining the cause and liability will rely on evidence your lawyer collects and their ability to present this evidence. A common discrepancy in bike accident cases involves determining who failed to exercise reasonable care and who violated traffic laws.
Successful bike accident lawsuits demonstrate that:
- The opposite party failed to act reasonably and breached the duty each vehicle operator owes to another
- This breach created the accident
- An injury was caused by the accident
Product Liability Claim
If a defective product contributed to the collision, the victim may file a claim against the manufacturing company. In a negligence claim against the manufacturer, your lawyer will be required to demonstrate:
- The defective bicycle part was unreasonably dangerous
- The bicycle was operated as the manufacturer intended
- The bicycles performance was not altered from its initial purchase
Product liability claims will require proof that the defect occurred during the manufacturing process, and may require expert analysis and testimonies to have a successful outcome.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While there are a number of common causes of bicycle accidents, many accidents are a result of the following:
- Backing over bicyclists
- Careless or reckless driving
- Drinking while driving
- Failing to use a turn signal
- Failure to look both ways when crossing an intersection
- Failure to leave space
- Failure to look both ways when turning
- Failure to see bicyclist approaching intersection
- Failure to yield
- Opening a door without checking mirrors
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
As there are many causes of bicycle accidents, there are also many types of injuries. Some common bicycle accident injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Bikers hand
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Contact Our Silver Spring Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today
At Goldberg Finnegan, our lawyers recognize that bike riding is a common leisure activity as well as a method of transportation in some areas of Maryland.
Unfortunately, a simple bike ride through town can sometimes take a tragic turn. Many motorists are unaware of the rules regarding bike riders on the road.
Such ignorance, along with lack of awareness, poor visibility, and other factors, can lead to harmful accidents involving bike riders.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent motorist, our attorneys want to help you.
Contact us today at 301-589-2999 or complete the Free Case Evaluation to learn how our lawyers can help you.