If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is experienced in these cases and charge no legal fee until you receive a bicycle accident settlement or award. Call us toll free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Have You or a Loved One Recently Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
Call A RI Bicycle Accident Lawyer For A Free Case Evaluation Today!
How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Case Worth?
If you are personally injured due to the fault of another driver, we may be able to get you a settlement for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible for pain and suffering, as the less money given to you, means more profit for their company. This is where our years of experience representing Rhode Island bicycle accident victims can benefit you the most. Read more.
What Are the Legal Fees?
Our firm charges the industry standard of a 1/3 fee of any award or settlement that you receive as a result of your case. There are no up-front costs or fees. We handle all the initial costs of investigating your case and obtaining your medical records.
Should I Handle My Case Without a Lawyer?
If you are in a bicycle accident, we recommend that you first speak with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer before you speak with the insurance company claims adjuster, because anything you say can be used against you. We are familiar with the tactics the insurance company will use in an attempt to lower your settlement offer.
Additionally, internal insurance company studies show people who hire lawyers get up to 40% more for their settlements. “A good lawyer doesn’t cost you more, they get you more.” However, if you do decide to handle the case on your own, here are some helpful tips when dealing with insurance companies. Read more.
What Are Common Causes for Bicycle Accidents?
Bicycle accidents can have any number of causes. Cyclists are frequently struck by cars, motorcycles, or buses and are injured or killed as a result. In fact, research shows that up to 90% of fatal bike crashes are the result of head trauma. Distracted drivers can also be a common cause of bike accidents due to:
- Drunk driving
- Drivers’ failure to look both ways before turning or after stopping for a stop sign or stop light
- Distracted driving (text messaging, changing the radio station, phone calls, etc.)
- Driver running a red light/stop sign
- Operator turns directly into the bicyclist
- Car operator drives too closely to the cyclist
Due to the new health movement and the increasing price of oil, many cities have seen a large increase in bicycle traffic. Cities have tried to respond by creating bicycle lanes, but very often drivers ignore the road rights of bicyclists. Motor vehicle operators must be vigilant when sharing the road with bicycle riders. A bicycle accident can completely overturn your life. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates
If you or one of your loved one has been injured by a negligent driver while riding a bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other losses. A RI bicycle accident lawyer would be happy to speak with you about your potential claim. In fact, d’Oliveira & Associates provides a free (no obligation) case evaluation if you just call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.