A collision between an automobile and a bicycle can result in disaster for the cyclist.
In 2012 in Minnesota, there were 920 bicycle crashes, resulting in 875 injuries and 7 bicyclist deaths.
Cyclists are vulnerable on the road. Though you are likely abiding by all laws, one irresponsible or careless decision made by a stranger driving a nearby car can cause an accident that could change your life forever. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of a driver's negligence or carelessness, the Minnesota attorneys at Meshbesher & Spence are here to help.
According to the state of Minnesota's traffic laws, bicycles are considered "moving vehicles," just like cars and trucks - but cyclists don't have the luxury of a protective steel cage to protect them in an accident. Because of this vulnerability, cyclists are almost always injured in a crash with a car. Car-bicycle collisions can cause serious head and brain trauma, life-altering bodily injuries, and in the worst cases, death. Even in the best case scenario, the cyclist can escape an accident with injuries that will have other consequences, perhaps making it difficult to work or preventing the cyclist from fully enjoying life for years to come.
Meshbesher & Spence understands the challenges you face.
As an injured accident victim, you most likely face lost wages, unmanageable medical bills, repair and transportation expenses, and other out of pocket costs. The Minnesota attorneys at Meshbesher & Spence are experienced in claims involving motorist-bicycle accidents, and will make sure the claim investigation is completed properly and will help you understand how the driver's insurance company will be involved. You can bet that insurance companies have experienced attorneys looking out for their interests; we believe that you should have the very best attorneys looking out for you as well. Meshbesher & Spence will make sure that you, as the accident victim, are fairly compensated for your injury.
Bicycle accident victims can recover damages for:
- Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with familial relationships
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages, future earnings, and earning capacity
- … and other general damages.
Talk with a Minnesota attorney at Meshbesher & Spence about the circumstances of your accident for a thorough review of your claim.
What You Should Do
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is very important to see a doctor immediately to document your injuries in a medical record. Also, make sure you get the contact information and insurance information from the driver that was involved - or at the very least, a license plate number. Then, contact Meshbesher & Spence as soon as possible using the form above for a consultation with our personal injury attorneys and medical professionals: our attorneys are available to visit you in the hospital or in your home as well as in our offices and will help you determine if you will be able to recover damages for your injuries.
Cases are stronger when an attorney is involved early. Call and speak with one now:
When So Much is at Stake, You Deserve the Very Best
When you hire an attorney from Meshbesher & Spence, you will not be asked to pay any attorney fees until the case is resolved and you receive compensation. In the event that you do not recover compensation for your injuries, you will not be asked to pay anything. This kind of pay structure is called a "contingent fee agreement," and means that you have no reason not to hire the very best, most experienced lawyers in Minnesota to represent you. Meshbesher & Spence has recovered damages for thousands of Minnesota families; you can count on us to fight for you.