If a leisurely trip on your bicycle was interrupted when a negligent driver struck you, you could have the basis of a personal injury case. By filing a personal injury action, you can hold the driver responsible for his negligence and have your post-accident expenses and losses reimbursed. At Bressman Law, our Cincinnati bicycle accident lawyer can handle your case from start to finish.
Because you are unprotected from the full impact of a bicycle versus vehicle collision, your recovery can be lengthy and costly. While you recover from the injuries you suffered, our law firm can start preparing your insurance claim or lawsuit. We will conduct a thorough investigation and calculate the value of your injuries and the expenses that stem from them, including medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The At-Fault Driver Is Financially Responsible for Your Damages
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, a bicyclist involved in a collision with a vehicle is far more likely to suffer severe injuries than the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
This can lead to extended medical care and extended periods of recovery, which can also mean ongoing medical expenses. Unfortunately, these occur simultaneously to the time that your injuries stop you from going to work. This combination of circumstances can lead to immediate and ongoing financial hardship.
Our lawyers can help you recover from these accident-related financial setbacks by requesting the following damages:
These include emergency room and hospital admissions. They also include lab work, required forms of therapy and rehabilitation, and prescription and OTC medications.
Loss of Income
This includes all sources of income your injuries force you to forfeit — full- and part-time wages, freelance and gig economy income, and full or partial business ownership.
Pain and Suffering
This compensation covers the physical and emotional trauma you experience as a result of your injuries and the recovery process. It also covers any required psychological care.
Property Damage or Loss
You can seek compensation for the cost of repairing your damaged bicycle and restoring it to its pre-accident condition. It will also compensate you for replacing a bike that is damaged beyond repair.
Diminished Quality of Life
You can seek compensation for injuries that will prevent you from engaging in the activities you enjoyed prior to the accident or negatively impacts your general happiness and wellbeing.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident attorney in Cincinnati, call (614) 538-1116
Steps We Take to Build Your Compensation Case
Building a case against the at-fault driver is complex and can involve many moving parts. It will also require verbal, written, and electronic communication and several rounds of negotiations.
Our law firm and staff will handle these case-related details for you. We will also:
- Identify and interview accident witnesses
- Search for smartphone and surveillance video
- Assess the monetary value of your case
- Prove the at-fault party’s negligence
- Complete and submit case-related paperwork
We will negotiate on your behalf and will represent you in court if a settlement agreement cannot be reached. That means our team will prepare your evidence for court and explain the courtroom process.
Let Us Collect the Evidence You Need
A police report is mandatory because injuries occurred in the collision. We will obtain a copy for you because it can contain details of the accident that support your version of events. It will contain notes and diagrams from the investigating police officer.
The evidence we collect will include the official police report. It will tell us:
- The identity of the vehicle driver or owner
- How to contact their insurance company
- When and where the accident occurred
- Contact information for any witnesses
- If the accident was reconstructed
It might also obtain police-generated photos. In addition, we also collect your medical records, witness statements, and smartphone or surveillance photos and videos.
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Get Our Bicycle Accident Lawyer Involved Right Away
In Cincinnati, you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you love was injured, Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 generally allows you up to two years to file your personal injury lawsuit. The statutory clock starts running on the date the accident occurred.
Similarly, Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02 generally gives you up to two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit if a member of your family was fatally injured in the accident. The statutory clock in wrongful death cases starts running on the date of your loved one’s demise.
At Bressman Law, we work hard to negotiate a financial settlement for you. We will also file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations to safeguard your right to seek damages in court if a favorable settlement agreement cannot be made.
We Help Accident Victims Recover Damages and More
Our law firm is committed to outstanding client care in a warm, supportive environment. When they tell others about our law firm’s outstanding client care, clients we represented in the past say the following:
- Arif Khan: Attorney David Bressman is very professional and thorough with his clients. I had the pleasure to retain Attorney Bressman’s services for an accident. His practice always remained on top of the case and the case was timely settled. I highly recommend his services.
- Steve Hammond: David and his staff…are absolutely the best…He told us what to expect and the timeline of the case as it proceeded. We followed his advice and received a very nice settlement that we were satisfied with…We would recommend Bressman Law to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer.
Financial compensation after a car accident is only the beginning of our law firm’s services. Read more about our commitment to 360-degree client care on our testimonials page.
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Your Initial Case Review Is Free
If you or someone you love was injured in a bike crash in Cincinnati, our bicycle accident lawyer will help you seek compensation from the at-fault driver. We will prepare your case, assign a value to your damages, and negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.