Cycling in Alabama has increased in popularity in recent times. This influx in people choosing to ride is largely attributed to the increasing cost of gasoline for cars and the numerous health benefits of cycling. Unfortunately, cyclist face a very real danger every time they choose to ride — the possibility of a bicycle accident. Due to the exposed nature of riders and the lack of any real safety features (outside of a sound helmet), riders struck by vehicles often incur serious catastrophic injuries. If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a bike accident, seek the service of our top Alabama bicycle accident attorneys here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., today. Our dedicated injury lawyers have the resources needed to build you an effective case.
Across the state, a number of bicyclists are struck or ran off the road by the drivers of other motor vehicles. Data gathered by the Alabama Department of Public Safety shows that for the calendar year 2008, there were 238 bicycle accidents reported. Cyclists involved in collisions suffered 178 injuries and 5 deaths. This information helps illustrate the very real, very serious danger that bicyclists face on the roads each and every day.
In many cases, motor vehicle driver inattention causes a majority of bicycle accidents. Due to their small size, a number of drivers simply fail to see a cyclist in time to prevent a collision. However, since drivers owe a duty of care to those they share the state’s roads with (cyclists included), simply failing to see a rider in time is not an excusable offense. Negligent drivers who strike bicyclists, if found to be the causation of the accident, can be ordered by a court to pay monetary compensation to those they injure.
Additionally, it is a large misconception that the driver of the vehicle has to strike the cyclist in order to be found liable. This is simply not true. If a driver is traveling with excessive speed or veers too close to a cyclist, thus forcing the biker to maneuver evasively causing injury, then the driver can be held liable for his/her negligent actions. Speak with our expert Alabama bicycle accident attorneys today to discuss your rights as a victim.
Here at Wettermark & Keith, LLC., no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert bicycle injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficulty situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a bicycle accident, contact our seasoned injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for your, long after this ordeal is over.
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact our Birmingham injury attorneys today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after a bicycle accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches.
Remember, it is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful claim of personal injury or wrongful death can be made to come to fruition. This is precisely how our top accident lawyers operate for every client, every day. We work hard to serve justice to those injured, one case at a time.
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