What to do After a Bicycle Accident in Washington D.C.

Cycling is a favorite across Washington D.C., and for several reasons–cycling is a healthy, fun, and cost-effective way to get from point A to point B. However, cycling is not without drawbacks. In some scenarios, it is actually quite dangerous, which is why if you were struck by another motorist, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this situation, read on and speak with our experienced legal team about the personal injury claims process.

What causes bicycle accidents?

Bicycle accidents are caused by several factors, such as poor weather conditions, faulty bicycle parts, negligent road design, and more. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. When motorists do things such as text while driving, or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they drastically increase the chances of an accident occurring.

How are cyclists injured in accidents?

Since cyclists have so little protection, they very often sustain gruesome, severe injuries in accidents. Some injuries that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Dental fractures
  • Muscular strains
  • Eye trauma
  • Neck injuries
  • Facial contusions
  • Road rash
  • Dislocated joints

How do I know if I qualify for compensation?

To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is sometimes easier said than done, so it is generally best to hire an attorney who can help you win your personal injury claim.

How can an attorney help me win my claim?

An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to efficiently gather and present evidence and information to prove your claim. For example, to prove your claim, your attorney may use photographic or video evidence of your accident as it happened. Additionally, a knowledgeable attorney will use medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness testimony, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations in Washington D.C. is three years. Rather simply, this means that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. If you wait too long, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the ball rolling.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.