Bicycle Accidents

Columbia Bicycle Accident Lawyers

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Bicyclists have just as much right to be on the road as anyone in a vehicle, but often, drivers ignore riders’ right-of-way and cause accidents. Unfortunately, for bicyclists, a “minor” collision with another vehicle is rare. While drivers have the protection of their seat belts, airbags, and other built-in safety devices, bicyclists have only a helmet and any other protective gear they are wearing to keep them safe. The larger and faster the vehicle that hit them, the more likely they are to sustain serious injuries.

Being hit by a driver who didn’t see you or who failed to share the road is a scary experience. Such accidents can put you in the hospital and out of work. We do not want you to have to worry about these expenses on top of everything else you are dealing with after a crash. Our team at DiPasquale Moore is here to help you file a bicycle accident claim if you were injured by a careless or negligent driver. Let us use our experience to help you maximize your compensation and see justice done.

Call us today at (573) 312-3188 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Columbia attorneys. We are here to help injured bicyclists move forward after an accident.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are most likely to be involved in accidents when visibility is poor and they have little or no separation from vehicle traffic. As a rider, you can wear bright clothing and use lights and reflectors to make yourself more visible. However, it is ultimately up to drivers to be aware of all road users and take appropriate action to keep them safe.

Common situations that result in collisions between vehicles and bicyclists are:

  • Passing a bicyclist without leaving enough space
  • Opening a car door into a bicyclist’s path
  • Turning across a bicyclist’s right-of-way
  • Unsafely changing lanes or crossing bicycle lanes
  • Failing to see a bicyclist because they are briefly concealed by another vehicle
  • Pulling out of a parking spot, alleyway, or driveway into a bicyclist’s path

Of course, bicycle riders can be responsible for these collisions. They are just as responsible for following the rules of the road as anyone in a car. Sometimes an accident may happen because both parties involved made mistakes.

The important thing to know, if you were injured, is that you can recover compensation if the other party was also partly to blame. Our attorneys explain the details of the legal system, so you fully understand your rights.

Handling Complex Bicycle Accident Claims

We hope you came out of your accident with injuries that are fully treatable, given enough time and medical attention. However, if you were one of the unlucky individuals who suffered a catastrophic injury, our team wants you to know you are not alone. We can take any case, big or small, because we have the know-how to handle complex injury claims. DiPasquale Moore is equipped to handle serious bicycle accident injuries like:

  • Bone crush injury
  • Concussion
  • Facial injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

We can also help those who lost a loved one in a bicycle accident caused by someone else. We understand finding yourself in this situation is unspeakably difficult, which is why we do everything we can to support you. Our attorneys want to help you find answers, stability, and—most importantly—justice.

Compensation Available in Bicycle Accident Claims

Even if you’re not sure you want to work with a lawyer on your claim, it’s important to know how much your case is worth. You are eligible to recover compensation for monetary and non-monetary damages alike: Any expense, hardship, or challenge related to your accident should be accounted for in your settlement. The more serious your injuries, the more important it is to negotiate a fair offer. If you will need to miss work or continue your medical treatment, you may find your accident is far more expensive than it seems at the moment.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injury victims, which means we know how to calculate what a fair settlement should look like. We can work with you and outside experts such as medical professionals and life-care planners to spot losses including:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Therapy/rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Bicycle accidents can have mental effects as well as physical ones. It’s important your settlement covers the needs that arise due to both types of injury. You should be able to pursue all the treatment you need without having to worry about whether you can afford it.

Trust Our Skill and Experience

Our attorneys at DiPasquale Moore are known for having an excellent work ethic, providing top-tier service to clients, and helping the injured successfully resolve their claims. We know how the law works and can make it work for you if you’re in need of help. This is how we’ve recovered nearly $30 million for our past clients.

Reach out to us after a bicycle accident if you want a strong, capable attorney on your side. We can thoroughly investigate your accident for evidence of the other party’s blame. Our team is also prepared to handle every aspect of your injury claim, from filing paperwork on time to taking phone calls from the insurance adjuster to, if necessary, fighting your claim in court. Our number one goal is ensuring you secure the compensation you need to move forward after an injury.

Start your bicycle accident claim today by calling our Columbia office at (573) 312-3188. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience.

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Check Out our Recent Case Victories
  • Brain Injury $8.8 Million
  • Catastrophic Injury $3 Million
  • Wrongful Death $2.2 Million
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  • Car Accident $1.4 Million
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  • Car Accident $1.1 Million
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $1,100,000
  • Boating Accident $900,000
  • Car Accident $900,000

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