Bicycle Accidents

Washington D.C. Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Bicycle Accidents 

If you were injured while riding your bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation. The Fay Law Group, P.A. can help you recover fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Washington, D.C., can help you determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit and, if so, what your best course of action would be.

Contact our Washington D.C. bicycle accident attorney at Fay Law Group, P.A. by calling (202) 589-1300 to learn more about your legal options.

Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur in a variety of ways, but they are often caused by the negligence of others. Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Motorists failing to yield the right of way to bicyclists
  • Drivers distracted by cell phones or other devices
  • Drivers failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
  • Drivers failing to look for cyclists on the road
  • Drivers turning into the path of a bicyclist
  • Drunk driving

Bicyclists can also cause their own accidents by failing to follow traffic laws, such as running a stop sign or red light. In these cases, the bicyclist may be partially responsible for their own injuries, but the driver may still be liable for a portion of the damages.

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Some of the common injuries may include:

  • Head Injuries: One of the most common injuries resulting from bicycle accidents is head trauma. Even with helmets, riders can sustain concussions, skull fractures, or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may have long-lasting consequences, impacting victims' lives both physically and emotionally.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Bicycle accidents can cause severe damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or other life-altering conditions.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The impact of a bicycle accident can lead to broken bones and fractures, affecting various parts of the body. These injuries often need extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, from wrists and arms to legs and hips.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Whiplash, sprains, and strains are common soft tissue injuries in bicycle accidents. While they may not always be immediately apparent, these injuries can cause substantial pain and discomfort, necessitating ongoing medical care.
  • Emotional Distress: Beyond physical injuries, bicycle accidents can result in emotional distress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Who Is Liable for a Bicycle Accident?

In most cases, a driver who hits a bicyclist is liable for the resulting injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

The driver may not be liable for the bicyclist's injuries if:

  • The bicyclist was violating a traffic law at the time of the accident
  • The bicyclist was intoxicated at the time of the accident
  • The bicyclist was engaging in reckless behavior at the time of the accident
  • The bicyclist was performing a stunt or trick at the time of the accident

If you were hit by a driver and believe you may have grounds for a lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We can help you determine whether you have a viable claim and, if so, how best to move forward.

Recovering Damages in a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit

In a personal injury lawsuit, you will be seeking compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In a bicycle accident lawsuit, you will be seeking compensation for these same things, but you will also be seeking punitive damages.

Punitive damages are awarded when the defendant's actions are especially egregious. They are meant to punish the defendant for their wrongdoing and to deter them from engaging in similar behavior in the future.

In a bicycle accident lawsuit, you can seek punitive damages if the defendant was driving while intoxicated if the defendant was driving distracted, or if the defendant was driving carelessly and hit you intentionally.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accident Claims in Washington, D.C.?

In Washington, D.C., the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from bicycle accidents, is typically three years from the incident date. However, time is of the essence, and delays in pursuing your claim can jeopardize your eligibility for compensation. Acting swiftly allows us to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and create a robust case on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, don't wait—reach out to Fay Law Group, P.A. today to initiate the legal process.

Contact Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Washington D.C. Today

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, the Fay Law Group, P.A. can help. We can review the details of your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our bicycle accident attorneys can represent you in negotiations, but if negotiations fail, we are ready to take your case to trial.

Call (202) 589-1300 or contact us online to get started with our Washington, D.C., bicycle accident lawyer.

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