Nashua Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle Accidents in New Hampshire
Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation and recreation in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, many of these cyclists are involved in accidents with motor vehicles. These accidents can result in serious injuries, such as head trauma, broken bones, and road rash. When these injuries are sustained in an auto accident, the victim is likely entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at Mark Rufo PLLC are dedicated to helping bicyclists who have been injured in a bicycle accident. We know how to effectively seek compensation on your behalf and will do everything we can to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are often caused by negligent drivers who fail to remain aware of vulnerable road users. For example, a driver turning into a parking lot may not see a cyclist traveling in the same direction due to the small size of the bicycle. Drivers who fail to yield to cyclists are often at fault for these accidents.
Three of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Lane changes: Drivers often fail to check their blind spots before making a lane change. This can result in a bicycle being hit by a car that was not visible to the driver.
- Speeding: Drivers who speed are more likely to be involved in a crash. This is especially true when they fail to spot a bicyclist or another vulnerable road user.
- Texting and driving: Drivers who text or use their phone while driving are more likely to be involved in a crash. These crashes are often fatal, as drivers who text or talk on the phone fail to notice other vehicles and road users.
Other causes include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Improper turning
- Unsafe passing
- Unsafe merging
- Poor visibility
Seeking Compensation in a Bicycle Accident Case
Bicycle accident cases can be complex. These cases often involve multiple parties, including the driver, the driver's insurance company, and the bicycle manufacturer. The bicycle manufacturer may be liable if a defective bicycle part was involved in the accident. A Nashua bicycle accident attorney will work to determine all parties who may be liable for your injuries and seek compensation from all of them.
In a bicycle accident case, we may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
In many bicycle accident cases, the victim will suffer from severe and permanent injuries. These injuries may result in a loss of quality of life and may require lifetime medical care. The victim may be unable to return to work and may require lifetime care. In these cases, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation for their injuries and losses. We will work to obtain the maximum compensation for your case.
Contact Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries and losses. The attorneys at Mark Rufo PLLC are ready to help you. We understand the challenges of a bicycle accident case and will work to obtain the compensation you deserve.
How much is my case worth?Every case is unique, and how much compensation you are eligible to receive depends on what evidence we can gather — so we can’t guarantee a certain amount. We can guarantee, however, that we will fight for every last penny you are entitled to for your medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Why can’t I just accept the insurance company’s offer?Insurance companies make their money cheating you. Claims agents are trained to get you to agree to the lowest possible amount, so the company can continue to maximize its profit. The only way to look out for your best interests and ensure that you receive fair compensation is to seek counsel from an attorney who is experienced in standing up to these insurance companies.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?Personal injury lawyers do not cost anything upfront. In fact, we get paid only when you do — and we receive only a percentage of the compensation we secure for you. This means that not only can you afford high-quality representation, but you know we will be fighting for the maximum possible recovery, because our own pay depends on it, too.