If you have been hurt on the road while riding, you are likely in pretty rough shape. In truth, bicycle accidents aren’t often simply walked away from. As you don’t have a shell of metal to protect you as you would in a car, the results of an accident can leave you laid up for months. However, you are entitled to compensation but need the help of a good lawyer, you need someone who looks out for a cyclist’s rights.
Specific to Bicycle Accidents
There are personal injury lawyers that handle bicycle cases, and there are those that handle bicycle accidents. If your lawyer doesn’t specifically mention that they handle bicycle accidents, then they aren’t the right choice for you.
For a bicycling accident, you may want to consider choosing a smaller law firm. Bigger is rarely better in this respect. Smaller law firms will generally give you better attention to your case instead of just passing it off to a dozen paralegals with the lawyer only ever looking it over when it goes to court. By choosing a smaller firm, they will likely have a specialization, such as accident or injury cases, that they are very good at handling.
It is never a good sign if no one knows who your lawyer is. If they are just starting out, that is one thing. It may even mean they will work harder on your case. However, if they are fine lingering in shadow without happy clients or respect from their peers, they might not be the right choice.
If you are looking for a lawyer that can help you with your bicycling accident case, then we may be the right choice for you. As a cyclist himself, Gary Brustin has become an advocate for injured cyclists. If you need a lawyer, contact us today.