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Bicycle Accidents

Charlottesville Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Yvonne T. Griffin
Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Virginia Bike Accident Lawyers Fight to Get Compensation for Clients

Charlottesville firm represents victims of collisions between cars and bicycles

Bicycling is a popular activity throughout Central Virginia and the Valley. According to the National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway alone provides 469 miles of picturesque riding through the Commonwealth and into North Carolina. Unfortunately sharing the roads with automobiles, trucks and motorcycles sometimes results in crashes that seriously injure a rider. At Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. in Charlottesville, our personal injury attorneys have advocated for injured bike riders for more than 30 years. If you’ve been hurt in a cycling accident, our knowledgeable attorneys can provide the advice and advocacy you need to recover full, fair compensation.

Albemarle County firm represents cyclists suffering from all types of injuries

A bicycle offers no protection to a rider who is struck by a vehicle or thrown off by some other force. Often, the secondary impact against the pavement or a curb can cause even greater injury than the first blow. Bicycle riders may suffer:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, and other head injuries
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Broken bones, especially fractured collarbones, wrists, facial bones and ribs
  • Skin lacerations, sometimes referred to as “road rash”
  • Crush injuries
  • Impalement

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may face a long recovery period where you will not be able to work and your medical bills will mount. Our legal team is determined to recover personal injury compensation for the full extent of the harm you’ve endured, which includes your economic losses as well as your pain and suffering.

Common causes of bicycle accidents

To recover compensation, you must prove that someone else is liable for your crash. Common causes of bicycle accidents in Virginia include:

  • Inattentive drivers — Bicycles are not as visible as other cars, and many drivers are not watchful enough to see bikes as they approach.
  • Unsafe maneuvers by drivers — Drivers who turn into bike lanes abruptly or open car doors without checking can seriously injure a rider.
  • Poor road conditions — Bikes perform best on smooth, even surfaces. When roads are in disrepair or have sudden level changes, accidents can result. The government entity responsible for road design and maintenance could be held liable for the accident.
  • Weather — Slick surfaces are dangerous for riders, but if water has accumulated, a faulty drainage system might be to blame.
  • Cyclist error — Bike riders are required to observe the rules of the road. When they violate the law, such as gliding through a stop sign or red light, they increase the likelihood of an accident. Proper hand signals are also necessary to alert fellow riders and drivers of upcoming stops or turns.

Our legal team performs a thorough investigation of every crash to determine who is at fault. We also protect our clients from allegations of contributory negligence which could bar any recovery.

Contact our Charlottesville bicycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation

Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. represents victims of bicycle accidents throughout the Blue Ridge area of the Commonwealth. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 434-973-7474 or contact us online. We have offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra, Harrisonburg, and Staunton.

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