Bicycle vs. Car Accidents in Ohio: Who is Responsible?
Posted in: Ohio Personal Injury
Legal Help for the Injured
Riding your bike, unfortunately, forces you to share roads with other motor vehicles. And if you’re hit while on your bike, you will likely have severe and painful injuries.
But at KNR, our bike accident lawyers are here to help and remove the stress of filing a claim or lawsuit. Let us discuss what happened and what compensation you may be entitled to after a bicycle accident in Toledo, Ohio. We offer 100% free consults, charge nothing up front, and always pursue max compensation.
Contact KNR at (419) 324-8205 today.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 2,500 bicycle accidents yearly. And in 2021, 28 cyclists were killed in Ohio, with three of those deaths occurring in the Toledo area.
In many cases, bicycle accidents in Toledo happen due to drivers failing to operate their vehicles safely. Some dangerous behaviors by drivers of passenger vehicles or commercial trucks include:
Bicycle Accident injuries can range in severity and include:
Some symptoms you experience might not be problematic at first but can become more serious over time. This can lead to compounding medical bills after your bicycle accident that can bury you if not properly handled.
If you’re involved in a bike accident, follow these rules so you get the proper medical care and collect as much info as possible during your accident claim and possible settlement:
Fight for Everything You're Owed
You should not bear the financial burden for the various losses and harm done through no fault of your own. Whether you were hit while in the bike lane, struck by a door being opened, or the victim of a hit and run on a bike, when you file an insurance claim after a bike accident, you need to be prepared to prove liability and negligence.
This means collecting evidence, filing official court documents, moving through the discovery phase, negotiating with those involved, and sometimes presenting your case at trial. And while resolving bike vs. car accident cases in court is rare, the evidence should be compelling. It must leave a little doubt that the defendant is at fault for your bike accident injuries.
In the event of a bicycle accident claim or lawsuit, there are usually five scenarios for determining who is at fault/liable:
Basically, you start at the moment of the accident and then move through each one as you try to prove the other party’s fault.
To prove that the other party is liable, you’ll need to prove that their negligence caused the incident. This is accomplished by meeting the following:
Bike accident compensation typically comes through an insurance settlement or court award, but it should cover all your financial losses (damages). Some recoverable damages you may be entitled to after being injured while riding your bike through no fault of your own are your:
There is no standard way to calculate the precise value of your case without first speaking to a lawyer. An experienced attorney can advise whether an insurance claim or lawsuit is your best option and when to accept a settlement after a bike accident.
Our client was struck while riding his bicycle causing him to fracture his jaw, neck & back. KNR…
What Makes KNR Special?
Being hit by a car while riding your bike can result in devastating injuries and tremendous financial loss. At KNR, we strive to make the process of getting what you deserve more straightforward because what you’re going through is complex enough. Getting legal help shouldn’t be. Let us explain the process and what you can expect in a free, no-risk consultation.
If you were hurt while riding your bike, you need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Toledo to help. At KNR, we’re dedicated to helping injury victims move on after an accident– physically and financially.
Learn more about what legal options may be available when you contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation today. Call our Toledo office at (419) 324-8205 to get started.