Commuting to work on a bicycle can be a great method of transportation; fresh air and exercise, no parking fees or gas expenses and no traffic hangups. Unfortunately, not all roads were designed to allow proper safety for bicyclists, and vehicle drivers aren’t very skilled in sharing the road with non-motorized vehicles. Unfortunately, a bicycle accident will usually cause serious injury or even death; when a 4,000+ pound vehicle collides with a 15-pound bicycle.
When a cyclist is hurt by a careless driver or forced to swerve into traffic while avoiding a negligent pedestrian — or in injured due to poor road design or maintenance — that rider should be entitled to compensation. A South Carolina bicycle accident attorney from Auger & Auger can provide the expertise and support you need to determine the legal cause of the incident, and pursue a claim for monetary damages.
Contact us today to discover how compassionate and knowledgeable our attorneys can be. From alleviating your worries over what comes next, to giving you clear answers to the following critical questions:
What are My Rights after a Bicycle Accident?
You have the right to pursue a claim for compensation against any third party responsible for causing the crash to occur. Most often, this means taking legal action against a driver who struck you while you were riding your bike.
There may also be others to file claims against, such as the employer of the on-the-clock driver who struck you; an agency or vendor responsible for safety maintenance of the street; or the bicycle manufacturer at fault for your injuries due to a mechanical defect.
If someone else was to blame for the injuries and damages you incurred, then you deserve to be compensated for both economic and non-financial loss. The Auger & Auger team has a South Carolina bicycle accident attorney available who will work relentlessly toward achieving the maximum recovery possible for you.
How Can I Collect Compensation after a Bicycle Accident?
There are two primary ways you can receive compensation for your losses when you have been the victim of a bicycle crash, and both required proof that the defendant(s) caused your accident to occur.
Auger & Auger is highly experienced with both methods of obtaining bicycle accident compensation. We can fight in court on your behalf, or put our strong negotiating skills to work; achieving the maximum settlement offered by the responsible parties.
How Can a South Carolina Bicycle Accident Attorney Help Me?
After a bicycle accident, the future may look a bit frightening, or even worse if your loved one was killed in the crash. This is where the local firm of Auger & Auger will step in with a South Carolina bicycle accident attorney and answer the tough questions to help determine cause and fault, pursuing the best legal route on your behalf. Contact us today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!