Bicycle Accidents Attorney
in Mobile, Alabama
Putting You Right-side Up Following a Mobile Bicycle Accident
Riding a bicycle is a popular hobby, but it is also an economical mode of transportation around Mobile. With energy costs spiraling ever higher, strapping on a helmet and getting on a bicycle makes sound economic sense. It is also a great way to get exercise.
Riding a bicycle is not without risk. In fact, cyclists are completely exposed in the event they are hit by a car or other motor vehicle. Cyclists can suffer devastating injuries which leave them holed up in the hospital for weeks—if not longer.
After a Mobile bicycle accident, you need Roger Varner Injury Law to represent you. We can jump in and handle your injury claim if you call us today.
Most Common Reasons Bicycles Get into Accidents
Cyclists confront many hazards in Mobile, including:
- Negligent drivers—a driver could fail to yield or change lanes without looking and collide into an unwary cyclist.
- Reckless drivers—a reckless driver can pass too closely or tailgate a cyclist, causing a crash.
- Distracted drivers—drivers who are looking at a phone or talking to a child in the backseat are more likely to slam into cyclists.
- Aggressive drivers—too many motorists run a red light and drive too fast, which increases the odds of a collision with a bicyclist.
- Potholes and other road defects—these defects can upend a cyclist, causing them to fall and injure themselves.
- Negligent car passengers—many passengers open car doors without checking to see whether a cyclist is coming up behind. The cyclist then rides straight into the door.
Contributory Negligence & Bicycle Accidents
It is not unusual for a motorist who hits a cyclist to point the finger at the victim. They might allege you didn’t follow the rules of the road or were riding negligently.
Motorists make these accusations for a reason. Alabama is one of the few remaining states that recognizes contributory negligence as a legal defense. If a victim negligently contributed to a crash in any way, they are prohibited from bringing a lawsuit for compensation.
Our bicycle accident attorney in Mobile is aware of contributory negligence and has developed strategies for countering it. For example, he can closely investigate what caused the accident and analyze the actions you took in the lead up. He can then minimize any error you made on two wheels.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Because cyclists are so vulnerable, they often suffer horrifying injuries, such as:
- Neck injuries
- Facial fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal column injuries
- Road rash
- Nerve damage, especially in the arm
These injuries require extensive medical treatment and time away from work to rehab. Fortunately, our firm will seek compensation for medical care, including future medical treatment. We also seek damages for lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and disability or disfigurement. Because bicycle accidents are usually severe, the compensation could be significant.
Call Our Mobile Bicycle Accident Attorney Today
Attorney Roger Varner puts his considerable experience to work for his clients. He is available to discuss your case in a free consultation if you call (833) 482-7637 or reach out online.
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Can My Employer Fire Me or Otherwise Punish Me for Filing for Workers’ Compensation?
No, an employer cannot fire or punish an employee for filing for workers' compensation in Alabama. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate or retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' comp claim or for exercising their rights under the workers' compensation laws.
Am I Required to See a Doctor After a Motor Vehicle Collision?
It is highly recommended that you see a doctor after a motor vehicle collision, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent, and it is important to have a medical professional evaluate your condition to ensure that you receive the proper treatment. Additionally, in Alabama, in order to bring a claim for personal injury, you will need to have medical records to demonstrate that you were injured as a result of the collision.
How Do I Protect My Rights After Suffering an Injury in a Serious Accident?
To protect your rights after suffering an injury in a serious accident in Alabama, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, document the accident and your injuries, and consult with a personal injury attorney. Gathering evidence such as photographs, eyewitness statements, and police reports can help support your claim. It's also important to keep track of any expenses related to the accident, such as medical bills and lost wages. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.