Bicycles have been around for many more years than motor vehicles, and yet they pose a far greater hazard to those who use them on a consistent basis. Unlike passengers and drivers in cars, bicyclists do not have a body of metal protecting them from outside elements. When bicycles and motor vehicles collide, it is no surprise that the bicyclist almost always incurs more injuries. The majority of these accidents are caused by a distracted driver who fails to see that they are sharing the road with a bicyclist. Other accidents involving bicycles are hit and run, which means that the driver of the car or truck leaves before you can get their insurance or contact information. Whatever your situation may be, you will benefit from the help of a Charleston bike accident attorney.
At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our West Virginia lawyers have more than 35 years of combined experience in cases involving bicyclists that have been hit by cars or trucks. If you or a loved one has suffered serious or fatal injuries in a bicycle accident, contact an attorney from our firm immediately. Any person struck while riding a bicycle is likely to suffer severe or catastrophic injuries, and may require a lifetime of care and treatment.
Those victims who are less seriously injured usually still require many months of medical treatment to resolve their injuries and return to the lives they led before the accident. Many bicycle accidents involve children, and these young victims can be permanently affected by this extremely frightening and emotional situation. Child bike crash injuries can also be attributed to a defect in the bike, and we will investigate your case to determine the exact cause. Our legal team is committed to pursuing the maximum personal injury compensation for anyone who has been injured in any bicycle accident case, including accidents that take place in parking lots, loading docks, intersections, crosswalks, and more.
Our firm offers aggressive legal representation that will fight for every possible form of compensation. The injury case should be evaluated by our firm as early as possible after the accident. When we get involved early in the process, we can obtain and preserve any evidence necessary to support the claim. If there is any attempt to reduce the compensation, or challenge our case or make the claims process difficult, we are well qualified to take the case to court for a verdict. We are trial lawyers with a long record of success in difficult cases, and have achieved many significant victories, both in settlements and verdicts over our years in practice. Contact us today to begin the legal process to the best result for your bike injury claim.