Washington, D.C. Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Here in Washington, D.C., many people choose cycling as their primary mode of transportation. While cycling is eco-friendly, cost-effective, and great exercise, cyclists are also more vulnerable than others on the road. If you were recently injured in a bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact a dedicated lawyer from Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer | Here to Fight for You

Bicycle accidents can cause devastating, life-changing injuries like broken bones, spinal injuries, TBIs, and more. If you were injured as a cyclist as a result of someone else’s negligence, our Washington, D.C. injury attorneys are here to help. We have fought on behalf of countless injured cyclists in the past, and we are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need as well.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, such as poor road conditions, but they are most often a result of driver negligence. Some common examples of driver negligence are as follows:

  • Tailing cyclists too closely
  • Motorists driving in bike lanes
  • Motorists trying to overtake cyclists when it is unsafe to do so
  • Opening car doors without looking
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting while driving
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs
  • Otherwise failing to follow the rules and regulations of the road

After a Bicycle Accident

After a bicycle accident, it may not be possible to do anything other than await the arrival of emergency services at the scene. However, if you can, you should do your best to document the incident and call attention to your injuries by taking the following steps:

  • Call the police and request emergency medical services: Your health is your number one priority. By calling the police to the scene of the accident, you’ll ensure you receive the immediate medical attention you need. Law enforcement will also write up an accident report, which can help establish liability for the accident later on.
  • Get contact and insurance information: You should exchange contact and insurance information with the driver(s) involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses who saw what happened.
  • Document the evidence: Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, your bike, your injuries, and any other relevant details. You should also keep receipts of any expenses related to your accident, such as medical bills, bike repairs, or lost wages.
  • Contact a bicycle accident lawyer: Speak with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. An attorney can work to uncover all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

File Your Claim On Time

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unprepared to dive into the legal process of filing a personal injury claim. However, you should understand that 1) we will do all the legal heavy lifting for you and 2) you only have a certain amount of time to file your claim. In fact, in Washington D.C., accident victims typically only have three years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. If you wait longer than three years, you’ll most likely permanently relinquish your right to sue. We stand ready to fight for you.

Contact a D.C. Bicycle Accident Lawyer

The bottom line is that if you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, you need a legal advocate who truly cares about your recovery and future. Fortunately, you are in the right place. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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