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Legal Help for the Injured
When you’ve been hit by a car while riding your bike in Columbus, you have the right to hold the liable party accountable. With help from our bicycle accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you could focus on healing while we work on recovering maximum compensation for your damages.
Our consultations are 100% free, and you will never be expected to cover upfront costs. Let us help you get the most out of your claim.
Contact KNR at (614) 487-8669 today.
Columbus has some of the most popular biking trails around. Whether you are heading off to bike the 7 miles of Heritage Trail or are looking for a longer 25-mile ride along Alum Creek, it is important to maintain good bike safety no matter where you decide to take your bike out.
Ohio does not have any mandate requiring the use of bicycle helmets. However, in Columbus, a citywide ordinance states that anyone under 18 must wear a helmet or face a fine.
Bicycle accidents frequently occur when a car strikes a bicyclist. However, car accidents are not the only way bicycle injuries occur. Some common causes of bicycle crashes in Columbus include:
In many cases, whether your injuries are considered minor or severe, they could significantly impact your life. Examples of common bike crash injuries include:
It is essential to obtain a medical evaluation immediately after your accident. Injuries that are left untreated can worsen over time. It is essential to avoid compounding medical expenses that could put you into further debt wherever possible if you hope to reduce your medical expenses and future medical costs.
Fight for Everything You're Owed
You have the right to be compensated for non-economic and economic damages after a bicycle accident. Recoverable damages that may be possible include:
The bicycle accident claims process may seem overwhelming when you are still recuperating. Here’s a basic idea of how the bicycle accident claims process works in Columbus:
After a bicycle accident, the steps you take could significantly impact the compensation you are awarded and your ability to pursue a claim against the at-fault party.
After a bike vs. car accident:
Our client was struck while riding his bicycle causing him to fracture his jaw, neck & back. KNR…
What Makes KNR Special?
When you are struggling to cope with your financial losses, psychological trauma, and physical injuries, you may not be sure whether pursuing your bicycle accident claim is the right choice.
However, when you have a dedicated bicycle accident attorney in Columbus working for you, you can rest easier.
Under Ohio Revised Code ORC §2305.10, your bicycle accident claim needs to be filed before the two-year statute of limitations expires. This is critical. If your claim is not filed before time runs out, the court system will have no choice but to prohibit you from being awarded compensation in the civil courts.
Many people believe that bicyclists always have the right of way. However, bikers are required to follow the same traffic laws as other motorists. The only time bicyclists will always have the right of way is if they use a crosswalk to cross the street. Otherwise, bicyclists will only have the right of way if a motorist also has the right of way in the same position.
When pedestrians cause bicycle accidents, you need to get your attorney working on your case as soon as possible. We will also evaluate all the details of your case to ensure all culpable parties are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the defense would likely argue that you are partially at fault for your injuries. However, under Ohio Revised Code ORC 2315.33, individuals are not prohibited from recovering compensation if they share fault for their injuries as long as their portion of liability does not go beyond 50%.
Figuring out who is responsible for causing your bike crash is critical if you hope to recover the damages you are entitled to. It will be up to your attorney to prove that another individual or entity is ultimately responsible for causing your damages.
To prove negligence in a bike accident case, your attorney will need to show the elements of negligence: