Bicycle Accidents and Negligent Drivers

Breit Biniazan are dedicated personal injury attorneys committed to advocating for victims of bicycle accidents caused by negligent drivers. We understand the challenges and complexities involved in these cases, and we’re here to provide the support and guidance you need to seek justice and compensation for your injuries. Whether it’s a failure to yield or other forms of driver negligence, our experienced team is ready to fight for your rights.


Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur due to various factors, with negligent drivers being a primary cause. Common scenarios leading to collisions are:

  • Drivers failing to yield to bicyclists
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Disregarding traffic laws 

Additionally, poor road conditions and inadequate infrastructure can contribute to accidents.

Understanding Negligence and Liability

In bicycle accident cases, establishing negligence is crucial for determining liability. Negligence occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care, leading to harm to others. Our legal team specializes in proving negligence and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Types of Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to severe head trauma and spinal cord injuries

Common injuries include

  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Road rash
  • Soft tissue damage 

Victims may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care to recover fully.

Proving Negligence in a Bicycle Accident Case

Proving negligence requires gathering evidence such as witness testimonies, police reports, surveillance footage, and expert analysis. Our bicycle accident attorneys at Breit Biniazan examine every detail of the accident to build a strong case on your behalf. We work tirelessly to demonstrate how the driver’s actions directly caused your injuries.

Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident:

  • Prioritize Safety: After a bicycle accident, ensure your safety and well-being as the top priority.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if your injuries appear minor, seek medical attention immediately for proper evaluation and treatment.
  • Report to Police: Contact the police to report the accident and request assistance at the scene.
  • Gather Witness Information: Collect contact information from any witnesses present at the scene.
  • Document the Scene: Take photos and make notes about the accident scene, including damages to vehicles and any visible injuries.
  • Avoid Discussing Fault: Refrain from discussing fault with the other party involved in the accident to prevent potential complications in the claims process.
  • Contact a Lawyer: Consider contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to understand your rights and legal options, especially if you’ve suffered significant injuries or property damage. Contact Breit Binazan today.

Seeking Compensation for Damages

Victims of bicycle accidents may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Our legal team evaluates the full extent of your losses to pursue maximum compensation through negotiation or litigation.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Navigating the insurance claims process can be overwhelming, especially while recovering from injuries. Our attorneys handle all communications with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected, and you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Claim Deadlines

Here’s a table detailing the statute of limitations for making a claim for a bicycle accident in various locations:

LocationStatute of Limitations
Virginia2 years
Portsmouth2 years
Arlington2 years
Richmond2 years
Washington2 years
Phoenix2 years

It’s important to note that statutes of limitations can vary based on specific circumstances and may be subject to change. It’s advisable to consult our attorneys to ensure you understand the time limitations relevant to your case.

Having experienced legal representation is crucial in bicycle accident cases to level the playing field against insurance companies and defense attorneys. Our team has the knowledge, resources, and determination to fight for your rights and pursue the justice you deserve.

Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Promoting Road Safety

While we strive to achieve justice for victims of bicycle accidents, we also emphasize the importance of prevention. Promoting road safety through education, advocacy, and improved infrastructure can help reduce the risk of accidents and protect bicyclists and pedestrians alike. Together, we can work towards safer streets for everyone.

At Breit Biniazan, we understand the complexities of bicycle accident cases and are here to support you every step of the way. By prioritizing safety, seeking medical attention, reporting the incident, gathering evidence, and refraining from discussions of fault, you lay the groundwork for a strong legal claim. 

Considering legal representation early on can provide invaluable guidance and advocacy throughout the process. Our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and promoting safer roadways for cyclists. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to Breit Biniazan for experienced and compassionate legal assistance.

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