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Did A Negligent Driver Strike Your Bicycle?

Maryland Personal Injury Attorney - Negligent Driver Strike Your Bike?

There are many ways that bicycle accidents can happen. For starters, nobody else doesn’t even have to be involved. A person could be riding along and wipe out, breaking their wrist in the process. Then again, someone could attempt to be a daredevil and jump a ramp, miss the landing, and hit their head on the ground, obtaining a traumatic brain injury. However, single-person accidents aren’t the focus today. Rather, the crashes we’re discussing are those involving negligence.

Types Of Negligence

Negligence comes in different shapes and sizes. For instance, if a person elects to get behind the wheel buzzed after consuming alcoholic beverages and strikes a cyclist, that would be negligent. Another form of recklessness/negligence is distracted driving. For example, if a person is reading and writing texts when they hit a bicycle rider, that is negligent too. We’ll provide one more scenario here so that you have a good idea of what negligence is. Drowsy driving is another negligent activity, like when a truck driver is working after not taking enough time off. Then, once he or she dozes off, they swerve into a bike lane and run a cyclist over.  

Can You Seek Compensation For Your Wounds?

If someone else’s negligence is to blame for your injuries, you can absolutely seek compensation for your wounds. However, to do so, you must be able to prove that they were negligent in some way, and that isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, you don’t have to represent yourself alone. Instead, you can hire a Maryland personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf. They’ll build a case that supports your position and prepare it for trial. But that’s not all. The Maryland personal injury attorney will also negotiate with the other party’s lawyer. Many times, through such meetings, claims get resolved out of court. That’s right; you may get a fair settlement without even having to set one foot in a courtroom.

So, if you’re a cyclist who a negligent driver has seriously injured, contact a Maryland personal injury attorney from Wingfield, Ginsburg, and Lipp, P.C. The initial case review is free, which is a huge plus. After all, if you’ve been hit by a car, you’ve got enough problems on your hands without worrying about coming up with cash to see if you have an injury claim. Also, our personal injury clients only owe fees when compensation is recovered. So, what are you waiting for? This is a win-win situation.