As the world becomes more environmentally aware across all aspects of caring and to leave a positive footprint behind, many have turned to the sport and daily travelling of the bicycle.
With this on the increase so will the accident levels as many car drivers tend “not to see” cyclists no matter what you wear or accessories you have on your bicycle to make yourself visible.
Having a specialist lawyer, like a Bicycle Accident Lawyer, on your side can only benefit you in the long run.
These lawyers, usually linked to motorcycle lawyers as they have problems in common, are trained and studied specifically to handle your case.
The majority of these lawyers are avid cyclists or motorcyclists themselves and will know exactly what you go through on a day to day basis on the road, so they know how to stand up for you.
What do they offer, that normal accident lawyers don’t?
First and foremost, what they do offer are caring and knowledge of the road user as a cyclists as they study the laws and bylaws as well as the road laws for each state they work in.
Then, more than often enough they have been through what you have been through, so they tend to stand up for you when the time comes to be represented.
What do you have to look for in the perfect Bicycle Accident Lawyer (BAL)?
FIRST AND FOREMOST, HE/SHE MUST BE AN AVID CYCLISTS THEMSELVES.
this is important as being an avid cyclist
themselves they are on the road and know what you go
MUST HAVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE.
this is important, even though many cases never get
to trial, there are those car drivers and their
insurances who will not settle out of court and want
to go to trial as they tend to believe ” IT’S ALWAYS
THE CYCLISTS’ FAULT”
Along with these two attributes, your usual lawyer attributes should also be there.
What do these lawyers do for you?
Not only are they avid cyclists, as mentioned above, but they study the law as far as cyclists are concerned and will even be an activist in that field by attending and or presenting seminars and conferences on the rights of you the cyclist.
Thus they have a vested interest in every case and will even tell you beforehand, as per the incident report, whether you have a case or not.
And lastly, most insurances of the car drivers, tend to avoid trials against these specialists, except for those stubborn few.
So invest in yours now and be safe on the road.