Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in New Hampshire

Were You Injured While Riding a Bike?

Bicycle accidents can cause severe injuries. They are very similar to motorcycle accidents, in terms of their severity, because of the vulnerability of the rider. These days, people ride bicycles in all seasons in New Hampshire. You need an attorney who can help represent you when bicycle accidents happen.

What Are Common Bicycle Accident Injuries?

Because bicycle riders are so vulnerable, people often suffer:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • And other injuries that happen when an automobile strikes a bicycle

With the advent of distracted driving, many people are looking at their cell phones or texting when they drive, and bicycles and pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable to people who engage in this risky behavior.

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What Can Be Recovered in a Bike Accident Lawsuit?

You need an attorney that can represent you following a bicycle accident to make sure you maximize your recovery.

Traumatic brain injuries as a result of falling and striking the ground can cause the need for:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • And various eyesight therapies in order to recover

The cost for treating a traumatic brain injury is high.

In many bicycle accidents, people sustain lacerations. These types of injuries can be painful and subject to dangerous infections and other problems. Bicycle accidents are also a problem because people lose the inability to ride after an accident, both because of physical injury and because of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

You need to make sure that the attorneys helping you with your bicycle accident are familiar with and understand the nature and extent of the medical treatment that someone injured must go through. The reason for this is that insurance carriers need to be shown the severity of injuries, and attorneys who can advocate for you are what you need in order to make sure you get a maximum financial recovery.

Why You Need an Attorney With Decades of Experience in Bicycle Accidents

It is horrifying to be struck while riding a bicycle, and many times, people are unable to go back to that hobby because of the fear reaction they have from their injury. This is a significant loss for many people because it is either a means of transportation or a means of exercise that is accessible well into later life.

If you are older and are riding a bicycle because it makes more sense than other forms of exercise, then an injury can cause even more problems, because broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and lacerations at an older age require a longer recovery time.

Consequently, bicycle accidents are heavily defended by insurance carriers because they do not want to pay full responsibility for these kinds of injuries. You need lawyers who are going to be able to demonstrate to the insurance carrier that their client has the right to a proper recovery for all the injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

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Common Answers To Your Questions

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  • Do I have to pay to meet with an attorney first before I commit?

    No. Our law firm offers free case evaluations to everyone in New Hampshire and throughout New England—it costs you nothing to meet with us to learn more about how lawyers and so we can learn more about you and your case.

  • What do I do after an accident?

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether it’s a car crash or after slipping on a wet surface, your priority should be getting medical attention for your injuries—even if your injuries are minor or you’re not feeling any immediate pain. From there, we recommend documenting as much of your accident as possible, from taking photos of the property damage to gathering witness contact information, and then calling our firm to get started on your case. We can begin investigating your accident quickly to ensure important evidence doesn’t disappear over time.

  • How is a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury claim?

    Victims of accidents who survive can file personal injury claims, but when they die in their accidents or later pass away from their injuries, their surviving family members or those who were financially dependent on them can file wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims can recover most of the damages that personal injury claims recover, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, but they can also recover some of the damages the family members incurred, including funeral and burial bills and loss of companionship.

  • What should I say if an insurance adjuster calls me?

    Shortly after an accident, you may receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster. While they may sound nice and say they simply want to understand what happened, insurance adjusters often try to coax certain statements from you so they can limit the amount of liability that falls on their insured. It’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible so your lawyer can handle these calls and you don’t have to risk saying something that may harm your case.

  • How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

    It’s important for victims to know that they don’t have all the time in the world to file a personal injury lawsuit. The amount of time you have to file a claim depends on the state where the accident and injuries occurred. For example, New Hampshire’s statute of limitations is three years, meaning victims have three years from the date of injury to file a claim successfully. Hiring a personal injury attorney can be beneficial because they understand their state’s various laws, including those governing filing deadlines.