Experienced Legal Representation for Injury in Bicycle Accidents in New Orleans
Louisiana bike accident attorney fights for compensation on your behalf
Riding a bicycle has always been a great way to get exercise. Today people are choosing to commute by bicycle to save money, enjoy their community, and help the environment. Because they do not occupy as much space on a road, bicyclists are often hit by distracted motorists who are not watching where they are driving.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC provides experienced legal help to achieve money damages to help you heal.
Bicycle accidents are on the rise in the US
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of bicyclists killed in the US in 2016 reached its highest total since 1991. In 2017, 693 people were injured or killed in accidents involving bicycles in Louisiana. As bike lanes become common in urban and commercial areas all over Louisiana, bicyclists with the right to share the road are finding motorists who simply do not see them.
Some facts about bicycle accidents provided by NHTSA include:
Not surprisingly, most bike crashes occur in urban areas.
Most fatal accidents happen in areas that are not intersections, and only about three percent happen in bike lanes.
Bike fatalities happen equally often during the day and night.
Around the country, bicycle accidents occur most frequently during autumn, followed by winter, summer, and spring.
If you, or a loved one, are hit by a vehicle while riding your bike, it is important to understand that you may have a right to money compensation if the vehicle driver that hit you was negligent. Common mistakes made by motorists include:
Cutting off bicyclists at turns or crowding them out of a lane and off the road
Obstructing a cyclist by opening a car door
Driving distracted, failing to check blind spots, or impaired driving
These driving mistakes can easily injure or kill a bicyclist. With no protection from the road or other vehicles, cyclists often suffer crushed bones, or catastrophic brain or back injury.
Located in Orleans Parish, our law firm has more than a decade of successful experience handling these types of accidents and the severe injuries suffered by our clients. We provide personal legal service to you as we aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf from the motorist that hit you, and their insurance company.
Speak with a trusted New Orleans personal injury attorney
When you or a loved one is injured in a bike accident or suffer other personal injury in Louisiana, we are here to fight for compensation on your behalf. The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC are conveniently located on Canal Street, and can be reached by streetcar. Call (504) 486-0300 or contact us today to discuss your case.