New Orleans Bicycle Accident Attorney
Get John S. Williams if you got hit by a car on your bike
If you’ve ever taken a bike ride in Louisiana, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s known as one of the most dangerous states to ride a bicycle in the country. According to one report that cited analysis by The Wall Street Journal, New Orleans is one of the most dangerous metro areas to ride a bike.
A large majority of bicycle accidents in New Orleans happen due to the negligence of drivers who are supposed to share the road with bicyclists. Some motorists resent bicyclists and don’t think they have the same right to use the road as passenger vehicles, but under Louisiana law, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties as any other driver. Yet when a collision occurs between the two, the blame is often pointed at the bicyclist.
Proving fault and recovering compensation for a bicycle accident isn’t always as straightforward as a regular car accident. The insurance company may question the extent of your injuries or ask about the role you played in the crash. Worse yet, they may say the whole accident was your fault and deny your claim altogether.
One of the best ways to avoid the hassle of dealing with the insurance company is to hire an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to represent you. If you got hit by a car as a cyclist and suffered an injury, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away for a free consultation.
Attorney John Williams is a caring and compassionate personal injury lawyer who will aggressively advocate for your best interests and go the extra mile to get you the compensation you need and deserve. He is known for treating his clients like family and fighting for what’s right, what’s fair and what’s just.
What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents?
The National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior notes that the majority of bicycle accidents involve a cyclist getting hit by a car – often due to negligence by the motorist. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence that cause bicycle accidents are:
It’s been shown that most bicycle accidents occur between the hours of 6-9 p.m., and the majority of fatal bicycle accidents take place in major cities, like New Orleans. About 3 out of 4 bicycle accidents caused some type of head injury to the bicyclist while almost every fatal bike crash involved the cyclist not wearing a helmet. This is why you should always wear a helmet if you are going to go for a ride on a bicycle.
Let a bicycle accident lawyer protect your rights
Even if you wear a helmet and other safety gear, getting hit by a car while riding your bike is probably going to result in some type of injury. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you may have a concussion or another type of serious head injury. You may have suffered a broken bone or painful back injury. No matter what type of injury you’re dealing with, it’s important to remember that you have rights.
Attorney John S. Williams has the knowledge and experience to personally handle every aspect of your claim and get you the outcome you deserve. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or by way of a favorable court verdict, John will fight to get you the highest amount of compensation possible for your specific case.
The Law Offices of John S. Williams serves clients in New Orleans and offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you pay nothing unless we make a financial recovery in your case. Contact us today to learn more.