We protect bicyclists by fighting for their rights. Cycling has become an increasingly popular mode of transportation among all age groups in the last few decades. Though bicycle riders are a careful group, even the safest of cyclists can get seriously hurt in bicycle accidents caused by drivers in New Hampshire.
When these bicycle accidents do happen, the consequences are often tragic and incapacitating. Cyclists often require weeks or months to recover from serious injuries sustained during bicycle accidents. And, even then, many cyclists will never ride bikes again due to either physical or mental trauma resulting from the accident.
Whatever type of cyclist accident you are faced with, take your accident seriously from the first moment by contacting an experienced bicycle accident lawyer today. At Buckley Law Offices we have over 30 years of experience representing cyclists and protecting bicycle riders’ rights across the state of New Hampshire. Contact us at your earliest convenience for a free consultation.
Bicycle accidents that are caused by someone other than the cyclist can occur for many different reasons. The most common causes of cycling accidents include:
Drinking and driving are already dangerous enough before adding bicycles to the mix. Drunk drivers are negligent and often don’t drive straight, raising the likelihood they veer off the road and hit nearby cyclists.
Drivers are supposed to be proactive about avoiding accidents and crashes. Aggressive drivers are negligent drivers for failing to do this. Unfortunately, cyclists are often the victims of aggressive, impatient drivers who clip or hit them while attempting to pass them on the road, putting the cyclist in danger.
Between texting, talking on the phone, tending to children in the car, eating, and other activities that can take place behind a wheel there are a lot of reasons why a driver may be distracted while operating a vehicle. However, distracted driving is negligent driving. It is the driver’s responsibility to remain vigilant while operating a vehicle, and if they injure a cyclist due to their distracted driving then they are liable for the damages sustained.
Speeding is a common type of reckless driving, but speed limits are in place for a reason. When a cyclist begins their bike ride they expect the cars around them to follow the preset rules of the road. When automobile and truck drivers fail to follow the rules of the road by speeding they create dangerous situations that they are liable for.
Intersection collisions are common whether one is discussing motorcycle, truck, pedestrian, or bicycle accidents. However, bicycle accidents tend to be more devastating. Whether the intersection had stop signs or stop lights, it is every driver’s responsibility to share the road as the law permits.
If you have been in a bicycle accident in Nashua, New Hampshire we strongly recommend you take the following steps:
It is never a good idea to try to negotiate with the person who caused your bicycle crash by yourself. Contact your local authorities and request a response to your bicycle accident. Additionally, having an official police report can be paramount to your case at a later date.
Have a medical professional examine you even if your injuries seem minor to you. It is possible to be unaware of the extent of damage you have suffered directly following an accident. Always let a medical professional decide whether you are okay or not okay. Having a medical record of your bike accident will also make it easier for you to be compensated for your injuries in most cases.
Sometimes drivers of automobiles can look at bicycle crashes with a casual view, not treating them with the same understanding or respect that they would an automobile crash. It is highly important you obtain the driver’s full name, address, phone number, and insurance information directly following your accident and before the driver at fault speeds off..
At Buckley Law Offices we are repeatedly unsurprised by and deeply grateful for the number of good samaritans that regularly come forward to help bike accident victims obtain fair compensation for their accidents. If someone saw your accident you should speak with them immediately. Get their full name, address, and phone number if you can. Witness testimony is invaluable
Before you leave the scene of the bike crash, if you are able to, take pictures. If you have already left the scene of the bike accident, take pictures of your injuries and any damage done to your bike. Take pictures of anything else that may seem important to your case. The more details we have access to the better.
Bicycle accidents are too delicate to trust with lawyers who do not know their way around a cycling accident. At Buckley Law Offices we focus on developing specialized knowledge of specific types of cases like bicycle accidents to protect the rights of New Hampshire cyclists and help cyclist crash victims and survivors build strong legal cases to obtain maximum potential compensation.
Though bicycle accident lawsuits may seem straightforward at first glance, oftentimes they are complex and require extreme attention to detail in addition to experience. At Buckley Law Offices we are well versed in the games played by insurance companies and negligent drivers. When the people responsible for your bicycle accident or financial payout begin to point fingers at you, Buckley Law Offices is ready to defend your rights as a cyclist accident victim.
Our team is prepared to go above and beyond to restore your life and get you back on track after your bicycle accident. We know how to find the facts necessary to win your case and provide you with maximum potential compensation. Contact Buckley Law Offices to schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience.