Bicycle Accident Attorneys

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 1,000 cyclists were killed in 2019. Of those deaths, 712 were linked to motor vehicles1. Sadly, most bicycle-related injuries and fatalities are preventable. But driver inattention, negligence, and even impatience cause senseless suffering. 

If you have been injured by a reckless motorist, call Breit Biniazan. When the other side isn’t playing fair, our bicycle accident attorneys fight back and secure the financial retribution you deserve for lost wages, hospital bills, and physical therapy fees.

At Breit Biniazan, we seek high-dollar settlements on behalf of injured claimants. Call us at 855-212-8200 for a free, confidential case evaluation today.

Proving Negligence in Bicycle Accident Cases

Collisions can cause injury and permanent disability for cyclists, especially since protective equipment like helmets and reflective vests do little to prevent bodily harm or, unfortunately, brain injuries. As a rider, you’re entitled to hold careless drivers responsible for these damages. However, you need a competent team of bicycle accident lawyers to prove negligence. 

Take a look at the most common causes of bicycle accidents:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Weaving through traffic
  • Following too closely
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Turning without looking
  • Running a red light
  • Failure to yield
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue

After a cyclist crash, a driver’s car insurance carrier may offer a low settlement, deny responsibility, or even blame the rider. To get adequate financial restitution, you should always hire a bicycle accident lawyer to handle your case.

Proving the Bicyclist was Not Negligent

Virginia is one of only a few states that follows the law of contributory negligence. If a jury finds that a bicyclist was negligent while operating the bicycle, even if the negligence is minor compared to the negligence of the driver, the bicyclist cannot recover for the damages caused by the crash. Insurance companies and corporate defendants know this and they will use this against bicyclists. One of their strategies is to make it appear that the bicyclist was not following the law in Virginia regarding where an individual is supposed to be riding their bicycle. 

Virginia Code Section 46.2-904 is the starting point for where a bicyclist should be riding and what their rights are depending on where the crash occurs. However, the law also states that cities, counties, and towns can decide, on their own, where they permit bicyclists to ride. If you or a family member has been injured while riding a bicycle it is important that you hire experienced personal injury attorneys who are familiar with these laws and local ordinances. 

Hire Breit Biniazan for Bicycle Accident Representation

At Breit Biniazan, our bicycle accident attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial turmoil caused by a cyclist crash. That’s why we are committed to results, no matter how long it takes. Our firm’s partners fight for claimants and treat each client like a person—not a case number. 

This individualized approach has earned many of our attorneys AV Preeminent® Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer-review rating possible. Other partners have been featured on the exclusive Super Lawyers® list. But awards and recognition mean nothing unless our clients secure the best possible outcomes.

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Seek justice. Call 855-212-8200 to consult a bicycle accident lawyer today. We have offices in Arlington, Washington DC, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Richmond.

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