Washington D.C. Bicycle Accident Lawyer
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 can help you determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit, and if so, what your best course of action would be.
Contact the Washington D.C. bicycle accident lawyer at Fay Law Group, P.A. by calling (202) 804-9898 to learn more about your legal options.
What Causes 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.
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.
How Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help
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.
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