When a bicycle and vehicle collide, the bicyclist often sustains much more severe injuries than the vehicle’s occupants because they bear the full brunt of the collision. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, our law firm would help you pursue compensation for your injuries and their related expenses.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we will conduct an independent investigation and collect and organize supporting evidence and documents. In addition, our bicycle accident lawyer will never stop fighting for the financial recovery you need and deserve. Finally, we will handle the negotiation process from start to finish and fight for the best possible settlement for you.
You Can Recover Damages From the At-Fault Party After a Bicycle Accident
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 130,000 bicyclists annually sustain injuries in car accidents. Another 1,000 bicyclists die from their injuries. When our personal injury lawyer takes on your case, we fight hard to recover the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Disability and disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a loved one died from their bicycle accident injuries, your family has our heartfelt condolences and our commitment to pursue wrongful death damages on your behalf.
Our bicycle accident attorney will clarify which family members can benefit from a wrongful death action and recover compensation that includes the cost of your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses. You can also recover your loss of their financial and domestic contributions to your family and loss of companionship and guidance.
Your Right to Recover Damages Has a State-Imposed Time Limit
In general, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit that stems from an accident in South Carolina must be filed within three years, according to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530. However, if your case stems from an accident in North Carolina, you generally have three years for a personal injury lawsuit (G.S. § 1-52) and two years for a wrongful death action (G.S. § 1-53).
The filing deadline in both states is important because if it expires, you could lose your ability to compel the at-fault party to compensate you. However, various factors can complicate determining when the clock starts on the statute of limitations, including the injured party’s age.
Our legal team can help ensure you accurately interpret how much time you have left on the statute of limitations and file your lawsuit on time. Doing so can safeguard your right to recover compensation without the deadline passing.
What It Means to Work With Our Bicycle Accident Lawyer
You might dread dealing with complex legal matters in the days and weeks after a bicycle accident. Instead, let our law firm handle the legal aftermath of your accident for you. We will:
- Investigate the accident
- Calculate your damages
- Interview all witnesses
- Collect supportive evidence
- Provide ongoing updates
- Negotiate a fair settlement
We work hard to settle your case out of court. However, if we can’t reach a settlement agreement, we will not hesitate to represent you in court and will keep fighting for fair compensation.
The Extent of Your Bicycle Accident Injuries
Because your body is largely unprotected in a collision, you could sustain life-threatening injuries in a bike accident. Your injuries can lead to extensive and costly medical care that spans years. Bicycle accident injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries (bruises, cuts, scrapes, and road rash)
- Facial injuries (cracked, broken, or lost teeth; eye injuries; and severe bruising)
- Head and brain injuries (skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and concussions)
Your medical records will document your injuries and treatment protocol. Our bicycle accident attorney will collect medical records from every medical professional and facility where you received treatment. So, leave it to us. We will handle this overwhelming and time-consuming task while you focus on healing.
Our Investigation Will Prove the Cause of Your Bicycle Crash
The first task our bicycle accident lawyer undertakes when they represent you in your personal injury case is proving the elements of negligence that entitle you to financial compensation. Those four elements are:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Proving negligence can be a complicated process. However, at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our familiarity with personal injury law means we know how to substantiate your case and negotiate a settlement.
Evidence We Collect to Build Your Case File
The evidence we compile will tell the story of the accident and its aftermath. A solid evidence file can steer your case toward a settlement versus a trial. When we build your case file, we do not ask you or your family to obtain evidence. Our client-focused team will take care of it for you by collecting the following:
- Accident report
- Accident scene photos
- Injury photos
- Medical records
- Salary history records
- Witness statements
- Written prognosis
- Your written statement
Our fee structure at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, means you can get started at no upfront or out-of-pocket expense. We’ll even cover all the costs involved in preparing your case. Finally, we receive compensation only if we recover a settlement or win a verdict.
Your Initial Consultation Is Free
Were you or someone you love injured in a bicycle accident? If a negligent driver caused the collision, you could hold them financially accountable for their actions. Our bicycle accident lawyer will explain your options for financial recovery.
Find out how hard we work to build your case and recover the compensation you need and deserve. Contact one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC team members today to get started.