If you were hurt in a bicycle versus motor vehicle crash in Ascension Parish, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical care and other expenses. A Prairieville bicycle accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your case for free today.
Our personal injury law firm helps bicycle accident victims in Prairieville and the greater Baton Rouge area. We can file insurance claims and pursue lawsuits against the negligent driver or another at-fault party.
Pursuing Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries
If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident while riding your bicycle, a careless or reckless driver might be to blame. However, to recover damages on your behalf, we must prove the driver acted negligently and caused the crash.
We may be able to collect a cash payout for you by:
- Filing an insurance claim based on their auto liability policy and demanding a fair payout
- Suing the driver and taking the case to trial, asking a jury to give a verdict and award on your behalf
Our bicycle accident attorneys know how to develop a claim or suit in these cases. We know what it takes to win a financial recovery for our clients. A key part of this is identifying the expenses and losses incurred and putting a just value on the case. We will handle this if we represent you. The recoverable damages differ based on the facts of the accident but may include:
- Medical care and future treatment needs
- Care and support costs, including ongoing expenses
- Lost wages, benefits, and other income
- Diminished ability to work and earn if there are long-term injuries
- Property damages, such as replacement of the bike and protective equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible damages
We also represent families in wrongful death claims in Ascension Parish. Unfortunately, some bicycle accident injuries are too severe for the victim to recover. If your loved one passed away, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 may allow you or other immediate family members to seek damages and get justice on their behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a Bicycle Accident lawyer serving Prairieville, call 800-537-8185
How Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help With Your Case
For 40+ years, the bicycle accident lawyers from the Morris Bart law firm have been dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for our clients. While we cannot undo the injuries you suffered or take away your pain, we can:
- Investigate what happened
- Prove negligence and fault
- Document and value damages
- Build a case against the at-fault party
- File a claim or lawsuit
- Hold the at-fault party legally responsible for your damages, when possible.
We helped 6,500 clients recover the compensation they needed to pay for their care and cover their losses in 2019 alone. This includes the case of the bicycle accident victim in New Orleans we won a $430,000 settlement for in 2019. We are dedicated to helping your family fight for the money to cover the damages you incurred.
We have eight offices in Louisiana, including our Baton Rouge office. This office serves Prairieville and other nearby areas. It is located at:
5112 Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Our lawyers in this office represent clients based on a contingency fee. We do not ask them to pay any upfront costs. Instead, we use our resources to build the case, prepare the claim, and file. We also pay for the costs of going to trial, if necessary. We recover our expenses and get attorney’s fees only from the settlement or award we win in the case.
Types of Evidence We Gather to Prove Negligence in Bicycle Accidents
Like other auto accidents, injured bicycle riders can hold the at-fault driver accountable for their expenses and losses, including intangible damages. This is possible by proving:
- Who caused the crash
- The accused driver acted negligently
- They are liable for the accident
- The victim suffered injuries and damages
- The value of the damages
Negligence in these cases often revolves around showing how the driver violated a traffic law or best practice, which put the bicyclist in danger. For example, if the driver turned left without yielding to an oncoming cyclist, they violated a traffic law. Violating the law caused the collision and the resulting injuries. Therefore, they would be legally responsible for the crash.
There are many reasons why an accident like this can occur, and we know the steps required to get to the bottom of it. We will:
- Survey the accident scene
- Work with accident reconstruction experts
- Identify and view any video of the crash
- Interview witnesses
- Analyze evidence
- Work with other experts as needed
- Obtain the police report, medical records, and other documents
We also understand many factors that contribute to these collisions, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, failure to check lanes before changing, and more. Therefore, we can look for the contributors to the accident to build a stronger case against the at-fault driver.
We can often negotiate a settlement with the insurer without suing the at-fault motorist. However, we have a team of trial lawyers ready to take the case in front of a jury if necessary. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, we usually only have up to one year to sue in most cases. We could have less time, though. So act quickly to consult with our law firm.
Speak to a Bicycle Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Today to Learn More
You can discuss your case with a lawyer from our office today for free. We provide free assessments from our Baton Rouge office. The Morris Bart law firm wants to ensure you understand your rights and know that we are here to protect them.
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