Bicycle Accidents

WHAT RIGHTS DO TENNESSEE BICYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS HAVE?

Bicycle riders have the same rights as any other vehicle. Bicycle riding has become an increasingly popular exercise activity. With more bicycles being on the road, there have been more bicycle related accidents and injuries. Often, these accidents result from negligence or carelessness of drivers. Since they are extremely exposed, bicyclists can suffer severe injuries in an accident such as broken bones, head and brain injuries or even death. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a vehicle while riding their bike, you may be entitled to compensation and should speak to a Tennessee bicycle accident and personal injury lawyer immediately. At the Higgins Firm, we have attorneys who will work with you and answer any questions you may have to make sure you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

If a Tennessee driver causes an accident with a bicyclist and the bicyclist is injured, the bicyclist is entitled by law to seek damages against the driver of the vehicle for all injuries incurred. These damages include the pain and suffering caused by the accident and injuries, medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and earning ability, disability damages, and many other case specific damages.

What Happens After a Tennessee Bicycle Accident?

In Tennessee, if you are a bike rider involved in an accident with a vehicle and get injured, the driver will contact their insurance company. The insurance company will quickly gather information from a police report and listed witnesses. Likely, they will attempt to contact the victim to take a recorded statement. They may attempt to get medical records if your injuries required treatment. The goal of the insurance company is to minimize their client’s exposure and resolve your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. However, you may not realize the full extent of your injuries until after a doctor’s diagnosis. If you do not know the full extent of your damages, you may be tempted to settle your claim for an amount that is less than what you need to cover all your medical costs and any other losses. Getting a Tennessee bicycle accident lawyer on your side early will protect your interests and allow you to gather evidence and obtain the medical treatment needed to fully compensate you for your damages. At The Higgins Firm, we have handled many bicycle accident cases and will work hard to establish fault and hold the responsible party accountable.

How can a Tennessee bicycle accident attorney help with my case?

After an accident, your focus should be to recover from your injuries and return to normal life. Having an attorney on your side will protect your interests by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, helping you obtain necessary medical treatment, and analyzing and advising you on the full extent of damages to which you may be entitled. If you or someone you care about has been severely injured or even died while riding their bicycle as the result of being in an accident with a vehicle, or if the insurance company has contacted you and wants to settle your case, it is strongly recommended that you contact one of our compassionate and knowledge Tennessee bicycle accident and personal injury attorneys immediately. Our own investigation into the accident will gather medical records, witness reports, and anything else we may need to make sure that you receive the compensation you need for all that you have been through.

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