Were you injured in a damaging bicycle accident? Unfortunately, bicycle accidents occur throughout the United States every day, and all too often, they cause substantial, if not light-threatening, injuries. Although the cause of these incidents may vary, bicycle crashes often come down to one common denominator: motor vehicles.
If a driver is reckless or negligent, their irresponsible actions could have severe consequences. For example, a drunk driver might strike a pedestrian cyclist, or a reckless driver may fail to check the bike lane before turning, effectively cutting of nearby bike-riders. If you were wrongfully injured because of someone else’s mistake, you have every right to take action to seek maximum compensation and justice.
WHY CHOOSE OUR FIRM?
At The Mellino Law Firm LLC, our experienced attorneys are devoted to helping the wrongfully injured. We have recovered more tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients during our 30+ years of legal practice, and we are committed to securing justice. However complex or challenging your case may seem, our firm knows what it takes to build a solid case on behalf of our clients. If you need zealous, compassionate legal guidance, we’re here for you.
BICYCLE LAWS & YOUR RIGHTS
Depending on the nature of your accident, the vehicle driver may be liable for your injuries. In most cases, the bicyclist has the right of way. Bicyclists are more similar to pedestrians than drivers, legally, and therefore they often have the advantage in any issue involving driving/riding rights. However, because each case is unique, it is important to work with an attorney who has ample experience in these types of cases, who is familiar with state bicycle laws and can represent your interests in and out of court. If you have a case, our Cleveland bicycle accident attorneys are here to help.
BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Bicycle accidents can be severely damaging, especially if they involve other vehicles. Cars, vans, buses, and trucks are far larger and heavier than bicycles, which makes them absolute bulldozers in a cyclist-vehicle crash. For that reason, cyclist injuries are often catastrophic or deadly.
Common bicycle accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal damage
- Road rash
- Internal damage
WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS FOR BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
In some cases, the injuries are so severe that they result in loss of life. When this happens, our legal team is here to support the surviving family through a wrongful death lawsuit. Through this type of legal action, you can pursue justice on your loved one’s behalf by holding the liable party accountable for their negligent actions.
A wrongful death lawsuit can also help pay for outstanding expenses, like medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of wages, as well as loss of companionship and pain and suffering. If you think you may have a wrongful death claim, our Cleveland bicycle accident attorneys can help.
READY TO GET STARTED? WE’RE HERE FOR YOU.
Our team at The Mellino Law Firm LLC is here to help you take action after a wrongful injury. Whether you were injured due to driver distraction, intoxication, or a blatant disregard for traffic laws, we can help build a solid case in your favor to pursue the compensation you’re owed.
We understand how painful and traumatizing these types of incidents can be, and the financial strain and mental exhaustion that follows can be even more grueling. To help find peace and assistance in your time of need, make sure you contact our experienced attorneys.