Bicycle collisions often happen because someone didn’t see the cyclist. That is no excuse, though. Although bicycles are small compared to other vehicles, you and your pain matter to our firm.
Our Marion bicycle accident lawyers treat each case with attention and respect, offering free consultations. We can make sure the negligent party acknowledges your injuries and is held responsible.
What Can I Get Compensated for?
When drivers don’t pay attention, cyclists are less protected and more likely to sustain injuries in an accident. Those injuries then inevitably lead to higher expenses for treatment.
Filing a claim or lawsuit can help alleviate the stress of paying those expenses. If someone else was at fault, you could receive funds to cover:
- Emergency costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
These damages are for both past and future payments and losses. ER bills, reduced earning capacity, and lost wages are all qualifying losses.
Some Bicycle Injuries Require Extra Care
These crashes can be devastating for cyclists who experience more serious injuries such as:
- Disfiguring lacerations
- Road burn
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Facial wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident attorney in Marion, call (614) 538-1116
Long-Term Injuries and Conditions Can Qualify You for Bicycle Accident Damages
Some of these injuries cause secondary conditions, such as infections or disfiguration. Others may require extensive surgery to repair and reconstruct the affected area. Your claim or suit can cover these expenses.
Sadly, bicycle accidents can also have lifelong consequences for victims. For instance, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can impact:
- Multitasking ability
- Motor skills
Treatment and management can include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The responsible party should be held liable for the costs, not you. If you suffered a serious injury or complication due to a Marion driver, our bicycle accident attorneys could stand up for you to receive treatment and support for your recovery.
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When Should You Get Legal Help?
Being in a car accident is disorienting enough, let alone being struck by a car while on a bike. You may be hesitant to pursue legal action without knowing what happened or who was at fault.
That confusion is a reason to consult the team at Bressman Law. You don’t have to make sense of your crash before seeing us. That’s our job. We help:
- Identify the negligent parties
- Determine the negligent action
- Translate legal terminology
- Assign a value to your case
- Explain settlement offer details
- Advise you of your rights
In other words, you don’t have to come to us with all the answers. Instead, come to us with your questions, uncertainty, and concerns.
Moreover, while any information and evidence you can provide will be important, we can also do the work to compile that for you. Our injury attorneys will obtain police reports and interview witnesses in Marion. Our bicycle accident lawyers are available to help at any stage in your case.
Our Clients Can Attest to Our Dedication
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When choosing an attorney to represent your bike crash case, you want to know you’re in good hands. With our team, you receive support, transparency, and a no-fee guarantee. You only pay us if we win your damages.
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What Are the Grounds for a Bike Crash Case?
Bicyclists are subject to the same rules and laws as other vehicles on Ohio’s roads, such as Marion’s requirement that cyclists yield to pedestrians and obey traffic signals (Marion Traffic Code Section 373.06, 373.07).
That also means bicyclists have the same rights following an accident. Just like in a car crash, a cyclist has a right to pursue compensation from another driver if that driver was somehow negligent. Examples of negligent behavior include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Ignoring signs and signals
- Opening car doors without looking
- Improper turns
- Failure to leave space when passing
Negligence is any action or inaction that causes harm to someone else that could have been prevented. Any of these behaviors could be grounds for a bicycle accident claim or lawsuit.
Our Lawyers Can Help Identify when to File a Lawsuit
Many bicycle crash cases settle without a lawsuit. In some cases, though, claimants cannot secure a settlement. The insurance company may say you aren’t as injured as you claim or be unwilling to budge from a lowball offer. If this happens, we can file a personal injury lawsuit.
In Ohio, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is generally two years from the accident date (Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10). However, your exact window may be different depending on the details of your case. Don’t worry—we can advise you on what deadline applies.
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Marion Bicycle Accident Victims are not Alone in Their Pain
Despite only making up one percent of U.S. travelers, cyclists are much more at risk for injury and death than motorists, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol reveals that even a smaller city like Marion has seen 38 bicycle-related crashes between 2018 and 2021, with 17 in 2018 alone.
Our personal injury firm is ready to stand with all injured bicycle accident victims in and around Marion.
You Can Learn More By Calling Bressman Law Today
Bressman Law offers free consultations to help you understand how our bicycle accident lawyers can support you after your Marion crash. We have served clients just like you for over 30 years. Take advantage of our experience today by calling (877) 538-1116.