Delaware Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bike crash injuries can permanently change the way you live your life. When someone else is responsible for the damage done to you and you need help holding that person accountable, get in touch with an experienced Delaware bicycle accident attorney.

When you are struck by a motor vehicle while on your bike, it’s very likely that you will suffer from catastrophic injuries. If you do, you will need to take time off of work so you can focus on your recovery. For many without the luxury of substantial savings, the inability to work can wreak havoc on their lives.

Don’t end up in financial distress. A knowledgeable Delaware bicycle accident lawyer at Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor can help you.

We will thoroughly investigate your case to gather compelling evidence that will establish who the negligent party is and how influential your injuries have been and are expected to be on your life. Put simply, we can secure full compensation for the damages you’ve endured.

Common Bike Crash Injuries

The injuries cyclists suffer are often disastrous due to the sheer size of the motor vehicle in comparison to the bike. It is not uncommon for bike accident survivors to deal with spinal cord damage, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, organ failure, and even internal bleeding.

Such injuries are likely to require extensive physical therapy and surgeries, as well as mental health counseling to deal with the effects of the damages and to learn how to live life again with permanently disabling conditions.

Your bicycle accident lawyer in Delaware can help you demonstrate the severity of your injuries and maximize your compensation.

Fault in a Delaware Bicycle Collision

A number of people and entities could have contributed to the bicycle accident that caused your injuries. Most often, the driver of the vehicle that struck you will be found to have played a part in causing the crash. Some of the common driver errors that injure bicyclists include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving

When the other driver isn’t found to be at fault, we look to the vehicle itself to determine whether any faulty or malfunctioning parts are to blame for the vehicle striking you. If so, we will examine the actions of the technician responsible for maintaining the car or the vehicle parts manufacturer to see if recalls should have been issued.

Additionally, if a missing street lamp or traffic light, debris in the road, unsecured road construction zone, or massive pothole caused your wreck, the local government road authority may be held liable. If we do need to bring a claim against a government agency, we will need to act quickly because these claims are often more difficult than claims against private citizens.

Regardless of the circumstances of your crash, a Delaware bike accident attorney can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed.

Damages You Can Recover for a Delaware Bike Crash

When we begin to calculate what a fair and reasonable settlement will be in your case, it is crucial that we examine every damage and loss you’ve suffered to ensure we get the most out of your claim.

We’ll begin by looking at your economic losses, or those that directly affect your finances. These typically include your lost wages, the loss of potential future earnings, the costs of repairing or replacing your bike, and your complete medical expenses.

Next, we’ll move on to your non-economic damages. These are the losses that will impact your lifestyle and psychological state. They might include your pain and suffering, loss of household services, loss of companionship and love, emotional distress, and the effects of a disfiguring injury.

There are even some instances when a court might award you punitive damages. However, this is only done to make an example of the defendants by punishing them when their actions are not only negligent, but malicious or egregious. The hope is to prevent future wrongdoers from making similar harmful decisions.

Call a Delaware Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you have suffered injuries in a bike crash and are interested in filing a lawsuit against the person or people responsible for harming you, reach out to a qualified lawyer with Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor. We can help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.

We are pleased to offer free case assessments to prospective clients. Schedule your meeting with a Delaware bicycle accident lawyer by calling our office at 302-734-8400 or filling out the convenient contact form we’ve provided below.